Fishing Reports

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

Our excellent summer continues!
9 March 2016
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Our excellent summer continues, with the game fishing in particular, being exceptional. There’d have to be  more marlin, black, blue and striped caught than in the last 10 years. Yellowfin tuna also,  have made a comeback and it will be interesting to see what the next few years bring.

The bottom fishing has continued to be good, inconsistent, but with plenty of fish there when they feel hungry.

We had a good little hit of snapper in one spot last week, looks like they’re close to showing up in more numbers, while the tarakihi bop along when it suits them.

Mayor’s still good, we even saw a freejumping  mahimahi on Saturday while hapuku fishing. Great conditions and yet again persistence is the thing, often just one or two drifts doing the business. Quite a good selection though, bluenose , gemfish, hapuku and a bass caught.

WHAT OUR FANTASTIC CLIENTS SAY

  • Thanks Brett for taking us out yesterday, most had a great day especially Peter who caught the big king fish.

    Di Watts

  • 19.8.2009

    Brett & the Manutere, well i must say that over the last 8 years or more i have been out on day & overnight trips plus the TGA game fishing one base & charter tournaments  with Brett, you would be hard pushed to find a better skipper who will do his upmost to put you on the fish !!! & i mean go the extra mile !! literally, always good for a yarn, (fishing, politics, rugby etc etc,) & not forgetting the overnight trips tradditional continental breakfast, beans, eggs, bacon, toast, & a wicked coffee !

    The Manutere is a solid fishing platform of which i have spent many enjoyable hours aboard, and hope to spend many more !!!!

    Cheers Brett, till next time ! (soon)

    Tony Shores

  • 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

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