Fishing Reports

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

Good big kingfish, and nice bottom fishing
4 June 2014
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Just enough S.Easterlies around last week to cause a few cancellations over the weekend. It can be a frustrating wind because it’s often quite calm along the coastline, but once you get 3/4 miles offshore  becomes very uncomfortable.

Our midweek overnighter was calm though, and the evening fishing was good,  with a good mix of fish, including another good big kingfish,-they’ve been another species that we’ve seen a lot more of recently. It took a while to get onto them though, there was a lot of S.E. current, a precursor to the wind that followed in the next few days.

It had picked up a bit more by the morning, and apart from  a few more tarakihi and snapper first thing, the Hapuku fishing was a non event. A N.W. wind  over the increasing S.E. current meant sloppy conditions and no fish, and further bottom fishing also brought up next to nothing. Still, far from  a bad trip overall, and the weather is still mainly clear, and settling again.

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

  • 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.

  • 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

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