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

Very nice to see settled weather over Easter
4 April 2018
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Very nice to see settled weather over Easter. Still a good mix of fish being caught in the 30/40m areas around Motiti, with snapper, kingfish, often just undersize, and kahawai more prevalent inside the island, and some good catches of golden snapper and tarakihi in the deeper water outside and around the Okaparus.

Some good  schools of kahawai around Astrolabe, but the bottom fishing’s been  quite slow.

We’re still getting some skippies on the lures, quite close in too, so it’s worth getting them in the water early on.

Mayor’s still fishing quite well with good snapper and tarakihi, although the drift fishing’s been slow. It’s always more at the whim of the wind and currents though, so nothing new.

 

WHAT OUR FANTASTIC CLIENTS SAY

  • 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,

    This was a trip to remember , the company, fishing , and the way we were looked after was second to none . and I have done  a lot of  trips ,

    I would like to thank You Brett and your Son Ben  , Ben was an AWESOME deck hand , we didn’t need to do anything but fish  and  no matter where you took us there was fish there ,

    The jigging for Kingi’s was un-real most of us have never seen this done , only on TV , but to do  Jigging,   hell yes it was fun.

    Once again  Brett thank you and   son Ben for a trip that we will talk about for a long time

    This is from the… BPT pig  hunting  Whanau

    Cheers

    ROB

  • 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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