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

Unsettled weather but good weekend fishing
4 December 2013
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A bit frustrating last week, as I canned Tuesday's trip as the Met forecast sounded marginal, even though the map looked ok to me. Transferred it to Thursday, which they predicted would be ok. Tuesday turned out good, Thursday was a no go.

The Metservice have been guilty of this a fair bit, especially when we've been getting changeable conditions. Tending to give too much detail in the Recreational Marine forecasts, which quite often isn't eventuating.

Plenty, on the other hand, often has so little detail that it can be equally hard to make a decision.

We got the weekend in, although Saturday was windy enough that we ended up on the East side of Motiti. Slow fishing but a variety of fish, blue cod, trevally, snapper and tarakihi. And a nice day in the calm conditions.

Sunday was settled and productive as we worked the 50/60m outside Motiti for a good day on the tarakihi, plus a few kahawai. The fishing went well, moving when things died off a bit, kept a steady flow coming on board until the last hour or so, when the current picked up, the tarakihi stopped feeding, moved into midwater and that was that.

WHAT OUR FANTASTIC CLIENTS SAY

  • 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
     

  • 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

  • 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

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