Fishing Reports

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

Nice size Tarakihi, around the 3-5 lb mark
11 February 2014
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Still some pretty unsettled weather happening, but we’re getting a reasonable amount of days in.

The tarakihi are continuing to play hard to get, but we’re seeing more snapper show up, more in the deeper water than inshore. Nice size fish, around the 3-5 lb mark.

Likewise with the drift fishing, we’re now seeing more gemfish along with the bluenose and occasional bass and Hapuku, and have to say they’re one of the nicest eating fish in the sea.

Sunday, we noticed a lot less current than we’ve been having, so hopefully if it continues to ease we’ll see a bit more action in general from the fishy world.


  • 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.


    Alan Chamberlain


  • 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

  • Hi, Brett,

    Just wanted to say, on behalf of the House of Travel Boys , a big thanks to you and your deckie for such a great time.  The boys loved every minute of it, oh, I guess, apart from the few chunderers the first nite.  I know we’ll certainly recommend your charters to others who are interested in a great day out.  The boys got 2 bags of fish each to take home, which was a bonus.

    Thanks again.



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