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More good weather and good reef fishing has been a continuing theme.
9 March 2017
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More good weather and  good reef fishing has been a continuing theme.

We had a nice change on Wednesday targeting Hapuku. Conditions looked good, but when we did the first drifts, a red snapper was the only result.

We did several more and lost quite a bit of gear for no fish except 1 gemfish. Quite frustrating, but that’s the thing with drift fishing,, you’re at the whim of the conditions.

The crew decided a reef fish was a better option, which was a good call ,and we did well off Mayor on tarakihi. We also caught a solitary skipjack, first of the season.

The snapper have finally shown up, and around Brewis  we did ok on them and tarakihi.

Still looks to be a very late season though, the next few weeks will tell the story.


  • Hi there Brett, just a quick thank you for the lovely fishing trip we had today.

    Myself my wife and parents had a fantastic time.

    It may have been a bit choppy today but luckily my family didn't supply any extra burley and really enjoyed the trip. We have about 2kgs of Terakihi filets in the fridge which we look forward to enjoying tomorrow.

    After trying different charter boats I have found Tauranga Marine Charters by far the best.

    We really appreciate you helping and guiding my wife and parents who are first time fishers to get set up and get onto some fish.

    Looking forward to doing it again sometime.

    Many thanks

  • 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

  • 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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