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Snapper slowing, but nice Tarakihi catches in the deeper water
6 May 2014
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We had a couple of midweek trips, both with good numbers on board. Good to see that the excellent spell of weather is keeping day trippers keen.

We went outside  Motiti on Wednesday, as the Okaparu and Brewis areas have been slowing down, with less sizable snapper and  more small ones being caught. The deeper water is still going well, with mainly tarakihi, although still a good variety of species coming up. Our biggest problem was the weather was so good, no wind  or current that we kept drifting off the marks, so average catches.

We tried around the Pinns on Friday, an excellent day. We stayed on the marks, caught  plenty of tarakihi and  even a legal kingy.

An overnighter to Mayor saw a continuation of the great weather and fishing, although the Sunday drift fishing was slow with gemfish being the main catch. Delicious eating, even if they do look a bit like barracuda.

WHAT OUR FANTASTIC CLIENTS SAY

  • 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

  • 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

    Regards
    Kerry Allan
    Sales Manager Corporate
    gen-i

  • 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
     

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