Fishing Reports

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

Motiti and Middle Ground area
19 March 2018
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The weather has been the hardest thing about the fishing at the moment.

We were out one day last week, but the South Easterlies have been making it tough for us to get out. Its been difficult for the Metservice to predict, as there has been so much weather on the map.

We have been doing most of our fishing around the Motiti and Middle Ground area, catching a good range of fish. The best bite has been in the afternoon, through the high tide, with both snapper, and plenty of small kingfish coming on the bite. There have been some decent sized ones amongst them, with a few of our fishers being reefed by some nice ones. The water has still been warm, with plenty of school fish, and the odd shark cruising around with them. Looking forward to what is hopefully a nice calm weekend, the deeper spots around Motiti have produced well, so would be nice work our way out from the shallower waters to the deep, to find out whether the fish have moved, and to check whether the Tarakihi are showing up in numbers..

 

WHAT OUR FANTASTIC CLIENTS SAY

  • Hi Brett,

    This was a trip to remember , the company, fishing , and the way we were looked after was second to none . and I have done  a lot of  trips ,

    I would like to thank You Brett and your Son Ben  , Ben was an AWESOME deck hand , we didn’t need to do anything but fish  and  no matter where you took us there was fish there ,

    The jigging for Kingi’s was un-real most of us have never seen this done , only on TV , but to do  Jigging,   hell yes it was fun.

    Once again  Brett thank you and   son Ben for a trip that we will talk about for a long time

    This is from the… BPT pig  hunting  Whanau

    Cheers

    ROB

  • 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
    Aaron

  • 6.12.2012

    Hi there my name is Phil,

    you took a group of  my best mates and I out on Saturday 24th of November 2012 for my stag do.

    I couldnt thank Brett and the deckhand enough for such a fun and memorable experience. Even though fishing was supposed to be slow then and some of the guys werent keen fishermen everyone pulled in a few and had an awesome time.

    Would highly recommend TMC to my friends and family and will be booking for future trips with you.  

    Big THANKS from Phillip, Kaye and the boys from Pukekohe.

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