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

Very big tides courtesy of the supermoon
9 November 2016
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We got  a few days in last week, with varying degrees of success, mainly due to bigger currents than we’ve seen for a while.

Monday was good, fishing inside and outside Brewis and the Lab, where we tried again Tuesday, but things were a bit  slower with the current running hard and not much sign.

Friday had a lot of Westerly wind, so we worked our way to Papamoa and Town Pt for mainly steady fishing, with  a mixture of snapper and tarakihi, and had a good bite later in the day to top things off. Saturday was similar with good conditions and a happy crew.

There is a bit more happening in the shallower water, although the combination of strong W and SW winds and the very big tides courtesy of the supermoon all have their effect on the situation.


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

    Ross the Aussie

  • 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

  • 6.12.2012

    Hi there my name is Phil,

    you took a group of  my best mates and I out on Saturday 24th of November 2012 for my stag do.

    I couldnt thank Brett and the deckhand enough for such a fun and memorable experience. Even though fishing was supposed to be slow then and some of the guys werent keen fishermen everyone pulled in a few and had an awesome time.

    Would highly recommend TMC to my friends and family and will be booking for future trips with you.  

    Big THANKS from Phillip, Kaye and the boys from Pukekohe.

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