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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.

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  • 25.1.2013

    Hi Daphne

    Just wanted to drop you a quick note to say thanks to Brett for the great day yesterday. Boys had a heap of fun, especially once over the touch of motion sickness, and were very thrilled to catch some fish. They are in the fridge for a feast tonight!

    Hope to get back before too long and do it all again.

    Kind Regards
    Jo Davis

  • 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

  • Good afternoon Brett,

    Thanks for the memorable trip on Tuesday. This was a great experience once again and i have picked up some more tips which i can carry forward, your knowledge is extensive and you don\'t mind passing this on. Not only was the fishing great but i meet new people and have been lucky to share this experience with them. Even Kent the visitor from Australia enjoyed himself and the chilly bins were full of beautiful Terakihi which all the families have enjoyed eating.

    I look forward to joining you again very soon on the boat on another trip.

    Thanks again till then. Theo

    Theo Janssen

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