Fishing Reports

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

Still working the deeper water
2 June 2015
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We got a few days in a row in last week, the forecasts were pretty accurate which was nice, and the weather was too.

We’re still working the deeper water, although there’s been quite good snapper fishing off the beaches apparently.

It’s been good in the 80+m though, a good mix of snapper, tarakihi and trevally with the odd good kingy.

We had a good overnighter Thursday/Friday. The snapper went hard in the evening and the tarakihi were good around Mayor the next day, even though there was quite a lot of current. Not as much as around Motiti though, where it was just about unfishable.

It can be weird though, we’ve had days where it’s an Easterly current  at the Pinns, and a few miles in it’s straight West. Certainly keeps you guessing ..


  • 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

  • 25.1.2013

    Hi Daphne

    Just wanted to drop you a quick note to say thanks to Brett for the great day yesterday. Boys had a heap of fun, especially once over the touch of motion sickness, and were very thrilled to catch some fish. They are in the fridge for a feast tonight!

    Hope to get back before too long and do it all again.

    Kind Regards
    Jo Davis

  • 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.



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