Fishing Reports

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

Merry Christmas!
18 December 2015
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The final report before Christmas and nothing dramatic has happened in the last week. Mainly fishable weather, with the catches still ok in the deeper water, but the offshore winds  keeping the shallower water on the slow side.

We still aren’t seeing any skippies on the lures after it looked encouraging  a fortnight ago, with kahawai and dolphin schools being regularly seen.

What is noticeable is the amount of smaller fish seen and caught [and released ], so maybe the bigger ones are chilling out for the moment.

So,  thanks to the people who’ve fished with us through the year, our regulars in particular,  have a good Christmas and we’ll see you again in due course.

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

  • Just a quick email to thank you for a nice fishing trip today. Very enjoyable. Weather was kind to us and everyone caught fish.

    Hopefully will return to the Mount again next year, in which case I will check you out for another trip.

    Regards

    Alan Chamberlain

     

  • 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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