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Skippies and marlin seen and hooked around the 1000m mark
7 February 2017
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It’s getting closer to summer conditions with skippies and marlin seen and hooked around the 1000m mark, still nothing much closer to Mayor though.

The deep water bottom fishing’s still productive,  the main variable being the amount of current from the North and East, with the better fishing occurring with less current.

Wind over current makes for harder fishing and we’ve had mainly Westerlies. Presumably the big highs to the North generate the current, but they  can change so much from day to day that it’s a  bit of a lottery. Keeps things interesting though, and even the slower days have still been productive.

We’ve fished inside Mayor, outside Motiti, and around the Labe with similar results in the last week, so getting a line in the water is the main thing.


  • 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 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

  • Good afternoon Brett,

    Thanks for the memorable trip on Tuesday. This was a great experience once again and i have picked up some more tips which i can carry forward, your knowledge is extensive and you don\'t mind passing this on. Not only was the fishing great but i meet new people and have been lucky to share this experience with them. Even Kent the visitor from Australia enjoyed himself and the chilly bins were full of beautiful Terakihi which all the families have enjoyed eating.

    I look forward to joining you again very soon on the boat on another trip.

    Thanks again till then. Theo

    Theo Janssen

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