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

Incessant Winds
7 October 2014
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Another nonevent type week, with a couple more trips cancelled due to the incessant winds. I suppose it is the time of year partly, that equinoxal period, but it is wearing a bit thin.

I even did something we hardly ever do, and that was come home early on Wednesday. When I saw the size of the swell rolling over Matakana bar I nearly turned round then, but pressed on, checked out a half dozen different marks for no sign and no fish at all and pulled the pin. The swell was 2-3 times what was predicted, a heavy ground swell as well, so we flagged it.

We talked to a skipper who stayed out for longer, he got nothing also, so the right call in the circumstances, but cold comfort.


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

    Ross the Aussie

  • 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

  • 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

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