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

Weather's warmer and the days longer, fish still in deeper water
25 August 2014
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Still a bit quiet on the bookings, but the weather’s warmer and the days longer, so we should be getting  more calls soon.

We went out on Sunday, stopped inside the Okaparus and got some nice snapper and a few good sized tarakihi. Enough that I thought it might be worth checking out a couple of spots in the shallower water to see if they have started to move in.

No luck however, so we carried on outside Motiti. It’s always a balancing act between where they were and where they’re likely to be heading. Which should be in, but not yet this year it seems.

Tried a few more spots, but still not much until we got into the deeper water, which is still the snapper and tarakihi preference at present.


  • Just a quick email to thank you for a nice fishing trip today. Very enjoyable. Weather was kind to us and everyone caught fish.

    Hopefully will return to the Mount again next year, in which case I will check you out for another trip.


    Alan Chamberlain


  • 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.

  • 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.


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