Fishing Reports

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

Picking up skipjack and albacore tuna regularly
27 January 2016
0 0

A bit quieter midweek with most people back to work.

We headed out to the Pinns as the deeper water is  still the most productive, but unfortunately the tarakihi we pulled up were completely overpowered by the barracuda. Some nice fish, but hardly any were making it to the surface before the gear was snipped off.

So, it was out  to Mayor, where we’d been doing pretty well. Alas, it was a bust too, some pink maomao, porae and red snapper were about it. A beautiful day, no wind,  great conditions with a big lazy swell running.

We have been picking up skipjack and albacore tuna regularly though, a bit of a bonus.

We  gave the 70/80m outside Motiti a go on the Saturday, and found it had improved from previously, with tarakihi and red snapper coming up steadily for most of the day, plus a few more skippies on the way out.


  • 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

  • Hi Daphne ,

    Please thank Brett for a great trip the other day

    We didn’t get on to the Kingi’s on this occasion but we do appreciate the conditions were against us and we know Brett did everything possible . Still, everyone got plenty of fillets to take home and we thoroughly enjoyed the day

    You will see us again and we will recommend you

    Kerry Allan
    Sales Manager Corporate


    Just to say thank you Brett and Des for making our fishing trip last Sunday so enjoyable. You were both so helpful.We all had a great day and have been eating fish all week!

    Thanks again
    Jacquie and Cornelia

Back to Top