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

Steady catching
6 September 2016
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We got a couple of good days out this week. Thankfully the nice spell of weather held until the weekend, and we got both days in. The forecast was for some Westerly on Saturday, then dropping off to light NW on Sunday. The forecast was spot on this week, despite a little low making things a little tricky.

The water colour hadn’t improved much since last week, and the current was still evident, possibly from the small tsunami the day before. Luckily this didn’t impact the fishing, with Saturday producing good numbers of tarakihi, snapper, some nice trevally, and loads of rat kingfish. The last fish of the day was a good 8-9kg legal kingfish, so nice to see a few of the larger ones schooling with the rats.

Sunday was an easier one stopping in at the middle ground, and Brewis shoals producing good numbers of tarakihi, consistently throughout the day. We still had a lot of current, but luckily it didn’t bother the fish, so it was steady catching, on a nice flat ocean all day. Bring on next weekend!

WHAT OUR FANTASTIC CLIENTS SAY

  • Thanks Brett for taking us out yesterday, most had a great day especially Peter who caught the big king fish.

    Di Watts

  • 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

  • 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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