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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

  • Dear Daphne and Brett.

    I wanted to write to you to acknowledge what a great fishing charter you are running on board  the manutere. We have been on numerous  trips with you lately, and always returned home with fish,after having a great day out with Brett. We have found Brett to be very knowledgeable,friendly and always keen for a laugh. we have been on many different charters over the years, and the manutere rates very highly.

    Ironically, I own my own boat, yet love a day out on the manutere. 

    Keep up the great work. Look forward to seeing you next time!

    Kind regards,

    Shane Janssen
     

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    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

  • Good afternoon Brett,

    Thanks for the memorable trip on Tuesday. This was a great experience once again and i have picked up some more tips which i can carry forward, your knowledge is extensive and you don\'t mind passing this on. Not only was the fishing great but i meet new people and have been lucky to share this experience with them. Even Kent the visitor from Australia enjoyed himself and the chilly bins were full of beautiful Terakihi which all the families have enjoyed eating.

    I look forward to joining you again very soon on the boat on another trip.

    Thanks again till then. Theo

    Theo Janssen

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