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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

  • 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

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

    Ross the Aussie

  • 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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