Fishing Reports

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

A good start to the week
21 March 2016
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The week started well with an overnighter to Mayor. Once again the evening fishing was not great. Heaps of flying fish and koheru around, so we had plenty of fresh bait for the next day.

Sunday had been a hard day everywhere, heaps of current and slow fishing. Monday turned out to be one of the best days of the year, great conditions, and  we caught all the fish we wanted in the 1st two hours, mainly  tarakihi, with snapper, porae and kingfish in the mix, so out to the deep water.

We missed out on the 1st drift, but on the rest we caught bluenose,[ no hapuku or bass], every time, which was unusual in that we’ve been catching consistently, but only on a couple of drifts before they’ve stopped feeding. So, home early.

Possibly the big current running for the previous couple of days got them a bit hungrier, but they were surely on the go on Monday.

Tuesday was another good day outside Motiti, with more snapper showing up with the tarakihi. The last for the week though, as the weather closed in for the weekend.

Just snotty enough to have to cancel, but we've had a pretty good run to date, so hopefully just a hiccup.


  • Hi there Brett, just a quick thank you for the lovely fishing trip we had today.

    Myself my wife and parents had a fantastic time.

    It may have been a bit choppy today but luckily my family didn't supply any extra burley and really enjoyed the trip. We have about 2kgs of Terakihi filets in the fridge which we look forward to enjoying tomorrow.

    After trying different charter boats I have found Tauranga Marine Charters by far the best.

    We really appreciate you helping and guiding my wife and parents who are first time fishers to get set up and get onto some fish.

    Looking forward to doing it again sometime.

    Many thanks

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

    Ross the Aussie

  • 24.02.2014

    Good Morning

    Just a quick note saying thanks you for a great days fishing on Saturday all the guys said it was great trip

    Thanking You

    Tony Thompson
    Rotorua Club

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