Testimonials

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

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BPT pig hunting Whanau

Hi Brett,

This was a trip to remember , the company, fishing , and the way we were looked after was second to none . and I have done  a lot of  trips ,

I would like to thank You Brett and your Son Ben  , Ben was an AWESOME deck hand , we didn’t need to do anything but fish  and  no matter where you took us there was fish there ,

The jigging for Kingi’s was un-real most of us have never seen this done , only on TV , but to do  Jigging,   hell yes it was fun.

Once again  Brett thank you and   son Ben for a trip that we will talk about for a long time

This is from the… BPT pig  hunting  Whanau

Cheers

ROB

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Alan Chamberlain

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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Theo Janssen

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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Shane Janssen Testimonial

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
 

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Di Watts Testimonial

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

Di Watts

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Lynnes Testimonial

 

They had a great time and a special thanks to Brett for making the day so enjoyable for them!!! Jordan has not stopped talking about his day out fishing and has been proudly showing the photos of his day to everyone he comes into contact with!! They would love to go out again next year if we return to the BOP if Brett would have them on board again!!
 
Regards,
Lynne.

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Phils Testimonial

6.12.2012

Hi there my name is Phil,

you took a group of  my best mates and I out on Saturday 24th of November 2012 for my stag do.

I couldnt thank Brett and the deckhand enough for such a fun and memorable experience. Even though fishing was supposed to be slow then and some of the guys werent keen fishermen everyone pulled in a few and had an awesome time.

Would highly recommend TMC to my friends and family and will be booking for future trips with you.  

Big THANKS from Phillip, Kaye and the boys from Pukekohe.

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Dawn A. Whare Testimonial

5.1.2010

Well, we are all home from a wonderful day out. This is a thank you to all the crew from all of us.

The whanau had a memorable and happy day out on the sea. Everyone caught a fish, so no household went without.

Also, thank you for being so good to our kids - I hope they didn't get in your way too much. But they enjoyed their day and had their own thrills on the boat.

It was a good day - and when our families do this again we’ll definitely be back.

THANK YOU AGAIN!!

Have an awesome and happy year.

Kind Regards,
Dawn A. Whare

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Tony Testimonial

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

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Jo Davis Testimonial

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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Jacquie and Cornelia Testimonial

 

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

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Paul Testimonial

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.

Cheers

Paul

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Kerry Allan Testimonial

Hi Daphne ,

Please thank Brett for a great trip the other day

We didn’t get on to the Kingi’s on this occasion but we do appreciate the conditions were against us and we know Brett did everything possible . Still, everyone got plenty of fillets to take home and we thoroughly enjoyed the day

You will see us again and we will recommend you

Regards
Kerry Allan
Sales Manager Corporate
gen-i

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Ross the Aussie Testimonial

Thanks for a fabulous day on the water. Just ate some great fish and washed it down with nz Pinot.

Ross the Aussie

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Shane Testimonial

10.3.2009

Brett, just a note to thank you and Wade for looking after us and helping with the filleting (well.... doing most of the fish).

Every one passes on thier thanks, and wishes you the best for the season.

Shane

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Aaron Testimonial

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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The Northpower Rotorua Boys Testimonial

What more can I say but once again simply magic mate, The Northpower Rotorua boy’s head back inland with a bounty of fresh fish and memories worthy of a book.

We have utilised your services on a few occasions and each time has been memorable taking home more than our fair share of fish, but this trip was exceptional.

I have been charter fishing with various parties and skippers but never have I been on an overnighter to Mayor and been home by 1130am with six plus hours of fishing left and chilly bins full of Snapper and Tarakihi, needless to say you had 10 very happy Northpower fisho's.

Cheers to Ben and Wade for their assistance, and for creating a little healthy competition amongst us, and for putting up with Les and his goofy photo poses all good fun mate, what a fantastic trip.

In fishing terms Brett you’re all keepers that more than measure up, look forward to the next trip or ten.

Kindest Regards
The Northpower Rotorua Boys

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Melvin Wee Testimonial

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

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Tony Shores Testimonial

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

WHAT OUR FANTASTIC CLIENTS SAY

  • 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

     

  • What more can I say but once again simply magic mate, The Northpower Rotorua boy’s head back inland with a bounty of fresh fish and memories worthy of a book.

    We have utilised your services on a few occasions and each time has been memorable taking home more than our fair share of fish, but this trip was exceptional.

    I have been charter fishing with various parties and skippers but never have I been on an overnighter to Mayor and been home by 1130am with six plus hours of fishing left and chilly bins full of Snapper and Tarakihi, needless to say you had 10 very happy Northpower fisho's.

    Cheers to Ben and Wade for their assistance, and for creating a little healthy competition amongst us, and for putting up with Les and his goofy photo poses all good fun mate, what a fantastic trip.

    In fishing terms Brett you’re all keepers that more than measure up, look forward to the next trip or ten.

    Kindest Regards
    The Northpower Rotorua Boys

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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

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