Fishing Reports

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

Up to date weekly fishing reports, for the Tauranga Bay of Plenty (BOP) region. Come and see the fish we have been catching recently. The fishing reports are updated weekly, with feature reports being added for 'unique' fishing trips.

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Mayor has been fishing well, with some big porae
29 March 2017
29 March 2017
Another busy week with several day reef trips and a couple of overnighters and all of them pretty good fishing. Mainly tarakihi during the day, with...
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Both the bottom fishing and the Hapuku fishing were excellent last weekend
22 March 2017
22 March 2017
We were hoping that the week of NE winds and rain would bring the fish and warmer water down, and that seems to have happened. Both the bottom...
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The most rain I think I've ever seen in March
14 March 2017
14 March 2017
Well, no too much of a surprise that we didn’t get much fishing done last week. The most rain I think I’ve ever seen in March. We did...
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More good weather and good reef fishing has been a continuing theme.
9 March 2017
9 March 2017
More good weather and  good reef fishing has been a continuing theme. We had a nice change on Wednesday targeting Hapuku. Conditions looked...
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Another late summer perhaps
1 March 2017
1 March 2017
Another excellent week of reef fishing with settled days and plenty of fish around after last week’s downpours. We also had our first...


  • Hi Brett,

    This was a trip to remember , the company, fishing , and the way we were looked after was second to none . and I have done  a lot of  trips ,

    I would like to thank You Brett and your Son Ben  , Ben was an AWESOME deck hand , we didn’t need to do anything but fish  and  no matter where you took us there was fish there ,

    The jigging for Kingi’s was un-real most of us have never seen this done , only on TV , but to do  Jigging,   hell yes it was fun.

    Once again  Brett thank you and   son Ben for a trip that we will talk about for a long time

    This is from the… BPT pig  hunting  Whanau



  • Dear Daphne and Brett.

    I wanted to write to you to acknowledge what a great fishing charter you are running on board  the manutere. We have been on numerous  trips with you lately, and always returned home with fish,after having a great day out with Brett. We have found Brett to be very knowledgeable,friendly and always keen for a laugh. we have been on many different charters over the years, and the manutere rates very highly.

    Ironically, I own my own boat, yet love a day out on the manutere. 

    Keep up the great work. Look forward to seeing you next time!

    Kind regards,

    Shane Janssen

  • 5.1.2010

    Well, we are all home from a wonderful day out. This is a thank you to all the crew from all of us.

    The whanau had a memorable and happy day out on the sea. Everyone caught a fish, so no household went without.

    Also, thank you for being so good to our kids - I hope they didn't get in your way too much. But they enjoyed their day and had their own thrills on the boat.

    It was a good day - and when our families do this again we’ll definitely be back.


    Have an awesome and happy year.

    Kind Regards,
    Dawn A. Whare

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