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Great Autumn Weather and Fishing!
14 May 2014
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The weather’s been great, as has the fishing. Pity that the enquiries are slowing down a bit, as this has been the settled weather we’ve been waiting for a few years now.

The deeper water and Mayor continue to be where we’re picking up the fish, tarakihi from the reefs, and a selection, including 3 legal kingfish, 1 of 15kg by Des the decky, while bottom fishing at Mayor.

We also got one just slightly smaller drift fishing on Sunday, in addition to a lot of big gemfish, and smallish, but welcome, bass and hapuku.

The water temperature was 25.9* on Sunday, through Jan./Feb. it never got over 20.4*, no surprise we’re still picking up a few tuna. Quite likely the reason for the improved drift fishing in the last couple of years also.

After a lot of winters of cold southerlies and then the years of snotty lows coming across the Tasman, maybe-fingers crossed- we might finally see longer periods of settled weather interspersed with the odd good blow. We’re about due a change of pattern.

WHAT OUR FANTASTIC CLIENTS SAY

  • 19.8.2009

    Brett & the Manutere, well i must say that over the last 8 years or more i have been out on day & overnight trips plus the TGA game fishing one base & charter tournaments  with Brett, you would be hard pushed to find a better skipper who will do his upmost to put you on the fish !!! & i mean go the extra mile !! literally, always good for a yarn, (fishing, politics, rugby etc etc,) & not forgetting the overnight trips tradditional continental breakfast, beans, eggs, bacon, toast, & a wicked coffee !

    The Manutere is a solid fishing platform of which i have spent many enjoyable hours aboard, and hope to spend many more !!!!

    Cheers Brett, till next time ! (soon)

    Tony Shores

  • Thanks for a fabulous day on the water. Just ate some great fish and washed it down with nz Pinot.

    Ross the Aussie

  • 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

    Cheers

    ROB

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