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

Tarakihi, snapper and bigger than normal red snapper
28 April 2015
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The fishing in the deeper water is still going well, but it’s been quite slow in the midrange areas, between 20 to 50m.

Midweek outside Motiti we had a good selection of tarakihi, snapper and bigger than normal red snapper [which are require respectful handling, head plates and scales will both slice fingers like razors, towels are recommended].  They’re good eating, and great in the smoker.

Normally, this time of year has some of the best fishing, but the conditions have been unsettled in the last week or two. We’re seeing more of the dreaded wind over current , which always makes things tougher.

Generally the current follows the wind, but when they go out of sync., it reflects in the fishing. It normally doesn’t last for long but frustrating when it does.

WHAT OUR FANTASTIC CLIENTS SAY

  • 24.02.2014

    Good Morning

    Just a quick note saying thanks you for a great days fishing on Saturday all the guys said it was great trip

    Thanking You

    Tony Thompson
    Rotorua Club

  • 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

  • Just a quick email to thank you for a nice fishing trip today. Very enjoyable. Weather was kind to us and everyone caught fish.

    Hopefully will return to the Mount again next year, in which case I will check you out for another trip.

    Regards

    Alan Chamberlain

     

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