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

  • 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.

  • 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

  •  

    They had a great time and a special thanks to Brett for making the day so enjoyable for them!!! Jordan has not stopped talking about his day out fishing and has been proudly showing the photos of his day to everyone he comes into contact with!! They would love to go out again next year if we return to the BOP if Brett would have them on board again!!
     
    Regards,
    Lynne.

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