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

Hopefully February will see the changeover
25 January 2017
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Last week was a flashback to the winter. One good trip midweek, then a heap of bad weather forecast for the weekend.

The Metservice forecasts can be well out, but they got it right this time unfortunately.

We were taking a group out to Mayor camping, but Sunday’s big winds and swell put paid to that.

All the signs are that once the West and SW winds  ease things will pick up as you’d expect at this time of year. Lots of dolphins, jellyfish, sunfish  are being seen, but keep getting pushed offshore, same with the gamefish and tuna.

Snapper too, would normally be in close by now. So hopefully February will see the changeover.


  • 24.02.2014

    Good Morning

    Just a quick note saying thanks you for a great days fishing on Saturday all the guys said it was great trip

    Thanking You

    Tony Thompson
    Rotorua Club

  • 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.


    Melvin Wee
    JAS Sushi, Perth

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

    Ross the Aussie

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