Fishing Reports

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

The Super, Wolf and Blue moons
4 January 2018
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Another variable week as far as the fishing goes. We’ve had some good days and some hard ones, mainly due to the wildly varying sea conditions.

The Super, Wolf and Blue moons,  [so much more impressive sounding than closer than usual] create bigger tides and consequently bigger tidal currents, meaning more turbulence on the bottom and shorter feeding times.

So  we’ve had days where there’s been more fishing than catching, but weather has been settled and most are taking home a reasonable amount.

My preference is still the deeper water, 40m+ is more consistent, with a bit more snapper showing up in the last week or so.

We’ve also started to pick up a few skippies, another good sign for now.

WHAT OUR FANTASTIC CLIENTS SAY

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

    Di Watts

  • 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

  • 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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