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

Plenty of marlin hook-ups and sightings
7 February 2018
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February got off to a slow start after an excellent January with enough easterly wind over the week to force cancellation of a few trips.

A bit frustrating, but part of the game.

I generally prefer the La Ninya effect, more settled, and a bit damper, but without the strong West/S.West of the El Nino pattern,  like most things though, it can come back to bite you.

It’s shaping up to be a good game fishing season, though. The N.easterlies bringing in the warm water and plenty of skippies and gamefish, with plenty of marlin hook-ups and sightings.

The snapper are also just starting to show up, another trend that should continue to improve, with the tarakihi still mainly in the deeper water but also getting hungrier.

WHAT OUR FANTASTIC CLIENTS SAY

  • 10.3.2009

    Brett, just a note to thank you and Wade for looking after us and helping with the filleting (well.... doing most of the fish).

    Every one passes on thier thanks, and wishes you the best for the season.

    Shane

  • 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.

    Cheers

    Paul

  • 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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