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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

  • 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

  •  

    Hi,
    Just to say thank you Brett and Des for making our fishing trip last Sunday so enjoyable. You were both so helpful.We all had a great day and have been eating fish all week!

    Thanks again
    Jacquie and Cornelia

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