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

Overnighters, slow Hapuka fishing, but still managing nice bottom fish
11 June 2014
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Last week consisted of 2 overnighters on the weekend with the first starting well with some good evening fishing around Mayor. Some good sized porae, as well as a lot of snapper, and a good smattering of tarakihi and trevally meant we were off to a good start, but the current picked up from the S.E. overnight, making the ‘puku fishing a non event. A light N.W. meant we were  barely moving through the water. Wind over current always makes for hard fishing, and this was no exception.

After some fruitless[fishless] drifts we went back to bottom fishing,  a bit more enjoyable and productive.

Trying to repeat Friday nights effort also initially proved frustrating, once again too much current. A shift to the other side of the island paid off though, with more good bottom fishing. Sunday was groundhog day, once again strong wind over current so only one gemfish. Back to bottom fishing and we finished off the day with some more nice snapper after a lot of looking.

WHAT OUR FANTASTIC CLIENTS SAY

  • Thanks for a fabulous day on the water. Just ate some great fish and washed it down with nz Pinot.

    Ross the Aussie

  • 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

  • 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

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