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

The El Nino predicted seems to come and go
9 December 2015
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After the encouraging signs from last weekend, we thought Town Pt would be well worth a look,  It was not. We barely caught a couple of tiny snapper, so headed outside Motiti and ended up doing pretty well.

Feeling confident, we headed back out there on Saturday, unfortunately lightning didn’t strike twice, a lot harder day.

Then back out to Mayor on an  overnighter, but wind, current, and swell made the evening fish too aggravating to persist with.

The next day started hard, but we ended up with a good tally of a wide variety of fish. Snapper, tarakihi, trevally, porae, red snapper and kingfish  the more appreciated of them.

The El Nino predicted seems to come and go, a week of Westerlies, then a week of Easterlies which is the La Ninya pattern. Even the fish seem confused.


  • 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

  • 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.



  • 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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