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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Females are feeding harder prior to spawning
24 April 2017
24 April 2017
The good fishing is continuing after the wet weather interruptions with  the tarakihi  going well, as they do at this time of year as the...
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Good catches and a few limits caught
18 April 2017
18 April 2017
Luckily the weather wasn’t quite as dire for Tauranga as predicted. Pretty ugly, but it did pass quickly. There was still a fair NE swell...
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Marlin freejumping beside the boat
11 April 2017
11 April 2017
Ahhh, April showers. Gentle rain….yeah, right. Friday was ok for an overnighter, though.  There was SE predicted, but not too much and...
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Good snapper around the Okaparus
4 April 2017
4 April 2017
A few days off this week as we slipped the Manutere for a bottom clean and antifouling. A good time to do it as the weather was fairly ordinary, the...

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

  • 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

  • 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
    Aaron

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