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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Settled weather, blue skies, and good fishing!
29 July 2014
29 July 2014
Some good settled, blue skied week was nice, although windy on Tuesday. We started close, got a few off Omanu, then trickled down to Town Pt, where...
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Easing the winter blues
21 July 2014
21 July 2014
A few more sunny days and a good days fishing outside Motiti eased the winter blues a little. The areas we’d been working previously produced...
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No more rain!
16 July 2014
16 July 2014
A fairly short and not particularly sweet report this week. Roll on summer, or spring or anything that doesn’t feature vast quantities of wind...
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Outside Motiti fishing well for Tarakihi
8 July 2014
8 July 2014
We headed outside Motiti for our last couple of trips and did well on the tarakihi, with a nice selection of other species, including several legal...
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June unpleasant, July is at least off to a good start
1 July 2014
1 July 2014
June was quite unpleasant weatherwise, very volatile with lows, highs, storms and fronts pretty well nonstop. There’s got to be at least one...

WHAT OUR FANTASTIC CLIENTS SAY

  • 26.02.2014

    Hi, Brett,

    Just wanted to say, on behalf of the House of Travel Boys , a big thanks to you and your deckie for such a great time.  The boys loved every minute of it, oh, I guess, apart from the few chunderers the first nite.  I know we’ll certainly recommend your charters to others who are interested in a great day out.  The boys got 2 bags of fish each to take home, which was a bonus.

    Thanks again.

    Cheers

    Paul

  • 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

  • 30.11.2009

    What more can I say but once again simply magic mate, The Northpower Rotorua boy’s head back inland with a bounty of fresh fish and memories worthy of a book.

    We have utilised your services on a few occasions and each time has been memorable taking home more than our fair share of fish, but this trip was exceptional.

    I have been charter fishing with various parties and skippers but never have I been on an overnighter to Mayor and been home by 1130am with six plus hours of fishing left and chilly bins full of Snapper and Tarakihi, needless to say you had 10 very happy Northpower fisho's.

    Cheers to Ben and Wade for their assistance, and for creating a little healthy competition amongst us, and for putting up with Les and his goofy photo poses all good fun mate, what a fantastic trip.

    In fishing terms Brett you’re all keepers that more than measure up, look forward to the next trip or ten.

    Kindest Regards
    The Northpower Rotorua Boys

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