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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.

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  • 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

  • Thank you for a great day yesterday. The trip was a surprise getaway for Robs 60th birthday and none of us had done a charter trip before nor can we fish for Terakihi as snapper, trevally and kingfish are target species in the Coromandel. 

    A most enjoyable day

    Regards

    Tanya 

  • 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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