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

Mayor producing big snapper and tarakihi in great condition
2 May 2014
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The continuing good weather and warm temperatures meant another busy week, generally working the Okaparus and Motiti areas, with a good selection of species coming up.  The deeper water is still more productive for us, it seems the fish are either right in, or well out, with not a lot in the middle.

Mayor continues to fish very well,  with both big snapper and tarakihi in great condition.

We’re still getting bluenose and gemfish drift fishing, a bit slower than the reef fishing, but ok.

The game fishers are still getting the odd marlin hookup, not too surprising, the water temp. on Sunday was the highest we’ve seen all summer, rising to 22* in the afternoon. Previously it’d been around 20.4 for most of the year.

We’ve also caught many more kingies on lures and bottom fishing than normal, possibly also because of the continuing warm conditions, but long may it continue.

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

  • Just a quick email to thank you for a nice fishing trip today. Very enjoyable. Weather was kind to us and everyone caught fish.

    Hopefully will return to the Mount again next year, in which case I will check you out for another trip.

    Regards

    Alan Chamberlain

     

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