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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.

WHAT OUR FANTASTIC CLIENTS SAY

  • 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
    Aaron

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    Hi,
    Just to say thank you Brett and Des for making our fishing trip last Sunday so enjoyable. You were both so helpful.We all had a great day and have been eating fish all week!

    Thanks again
    Jacquie and Cornelia

  • 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

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