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.

WHAT OUR FANTASTIC CLIENTS SAY

  • 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

  • 6.12.2012

    Hi there my name is Phil,

    you took a group of  my best mates and I out on Saturday 24th of November 2012 for my stag do.

    I couldnt thank Brett and the deckhand enough for such a fun and memorable experience. Even though fishing was supposed to be slow then and some of the guys werent keen fishermen everyone pulled in a few and had an awesome time.

    Would highly recommend TMC to my friends and family and will be booking for future trips with you.  

    Big THANKS from Phillip, Kaye and the boys from Pukekohe.

  • 19.8.2009

    Brett & the Manutere, well i must say that over the last 8 years or more i have been out on day & overnight trips plus the TGA game fishing one base & charter tournaments  with Brett, you would be hard pushed to find a better skipper who will do his upmost to put you on the fish !!! & i mean go the extra mile !! literally, always good for a yarn, (fishing, politics, rugby etc etc,) & not forgetting the overnight trips tradditional continental breakfast, beans, eggs, bacon, toast, & a wicked coffee !

    The Manutere is a solid fishing platform of which i have spent many enjoyable hours aboard, and hope to spend many more !!!!

    Cheers Brett, till next time ! (soon)

    Tony Shores

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