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Swell running dropped quickly
24 July 2017
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Another quieter week where we got Wednesday in and had another good day, although there was more current running, which with wind holding us in the opposite direction made it a bit harder to hold on the fish.

Once we did things improved though. The forecast was bad for the weekend, but as isn’t uncommon for the Bay, most of the rain had dumped before getting to us, the swell running dropped quickly, and we got the Sunday in.

We ended up going to Mayor, as the current was unfishable in close. Mayor was slowish, with the current less, but running from the N.E., almost exactly opposite to the direction it had been coming from in the shallower water. It was right on the new moon too, which often seems to be when the fishing’s harder. A generalisation though, nothing’s that simple with fishing.


  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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