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

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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 5.1.2010

    Well, we are all home from a wonderful day out. This is a thank you to all the crew from all of us.

    The whanau had a memorable and happy day out on the sea. Everyone caught a fish, so no household went without.

    Also, thank you for being so good to our kids - I hope they didn't get in your way too much. But they enjoyed their day and had their own thrills on the boat.

    It was a good day - and when our families do this again we’ll definitely be back.

    THANK YOU AGAIN!!

    Have an awesome and happy year.

    Kind Regards,
    Dawn A. Whare

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