Evening Charters

Plan your next fishing charter aboard the MV Manutere out of Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, NZ.

Evening to Night Fishing in Tauranga for Snapper, Tarakihi and Trevally

Evening fishing is a perfect way to spend a warm summer’s night fishing for Snapper, Tarakihi and Trevally, as well as a range of other reef fish.

Evening to Night fishing is perfect for those who can’t get out fishing during the day due to work constraints but can make it out for the evening.

From January through to May/June is the perfect time for evening fishing, as the Snapper tend to move into the shallower waters around Karewa and the middle ground between Motiti and Mount Maunganui.

The fishing is typically shallower than our day fishing trips, ranging anywhere from 15m – 50m, depending on the moon, tidal flows, and weather conditions.

The tackle used is generally ledger rigs with 3/0 hooks and a 5oz – 12oz sinker depending on the depth of water being fished. Squid, tua tua and skip jack tuna are usually the most successful baits for the evening fishing trips, with mullet, pilchards and octopus also accounting for their fair share of fish.

If you are looking for a night fish for your group feel free to contact us for more information.

Evening or night fishing for Snapper, Tarakihi and Trevally is an excellent way to get out fishing after work, to catch a nice feed of fish. Perfect for those summer months when the Snapper are predominant in the shallow water.

If you are on your own and would like to join a group, keep an eye on our calendar for any Public Evening Trips.

WHAT OUR FANTASTIC CLIENTS SAY

  • Thanks for a fabulous day on the water. Just ate some great fish and washed it down with nz Pinot.

    Ross the Aussie

  • 10.3.2009

    Brett, just a note to thank you and Wade for looking after us and helping with the filleting (well.... doing most of the fish).

    Every one passes on thier thanks, and wishes you the best for the season.

    Shane

  • 5.9.2009

    Hi Brett,
     
    I enjoyed my fishing during my last trip to Tauranga. The fishes caught was really delicious...Taratiki. I couldn't wait to eat them, so, I cooked a few fillets at the Bay Palm Motel where I stayed. I brought the rest back to Perth and my family just loved them.
     
    Just a note that you should be aware of so that you can advise all future Australians who fish with you and want to bring the fishes home. The fishes MUST be headless, gilled and gutted. Remember, must not have heads. I decleared my fishes and the first questions asked was whether I removed the head (which I did) and since my fishes were also gutted and gilled, I could bring in ALL(including the fillets).
     
    Best wishes for the season and happy fishing.

    Regards,


    Melvin Wee
    JAS Sushi, Perth

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