Fishing Reports

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

First week of 2016
7 January 2016
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Our last trip of ’15 was a good ending to the year. After some hard fishing in shallower water,  we went deeper and although conditions were tougher, the fishing was  more  productive, so worth the effort.

The much hyped El Nino effect has been non existent so far into ’16, with nothing but Easterlies of various directions so far. I’ll take them in preference to the West and SW, at least there’s the likelihood of warmer water and  more fish around with them.

So the next couple of weeks will be interesting, seeing what weather pattern will  prevail.


  • Hi Daphne ,

    Please thank Brett for a great trip the other day

    We didn’t get on to the Kingi’s on this occasion but we do appreciate the conditions were against us and we know Brett did everything possible . Still, everyone got plenty of fillets to take home and we thoroughly enjoyed the day

    You will see us again and we will recommend you

    Kerry Allan
    Sales Manager Corporate


    They had a great time and a special thanks to Brett for making the day so enjoyable for them!!! Jordan has not stopped talking about his day out fishing and has been proudly showing the photos of his day to everyone he comes into contact with!! They would love to go out again next year if we return to the BOP if Brett would have them on board again!!


    Just to say thank you Brett and Des for making our fishing trip last Sunday so enjoyable. You were both so helpful.We all had a great day and have been eating fish all week!

    Thanks again
    Jacquie and Cornelia

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