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

The snapper possibly in closer to the beach
4 March 2015
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We had a big N.E. swell pounding in for most of last week, and it hardened up the fishing a bit. It was between 2 and 4 metres and while we didn’t do too badly, it was  back to a lot of shifting to get onto anything much. The snapper we were catching have moved on, possibly in closer to the beach from what we’ve heard, but  we had little luck when we tried there, although sometimes it’s  a case of right time, right place. If so, our timing was bad. So, even though outside Motiti was slower, it was still the best bet.

Tarakihi can be frustrating when you’re sitting over them and they are just not biting, but at least they’re not here one day gone the next like snapper can  be.

WHAT OUR FANTASTIC CLIENTS SAY

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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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