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

We're still working the deeper water with good results
18 January 2017
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The westerlies continue to have the biggest influence on fishing at present. No sign of skipjack and snapper, water’s still a bit too cool for them. It’s not too far off though, we’ve had a few sharks around the boat, plenty of sunfish, gannets, dolphins etc, everything but the fish.

We’re still working the deeper water with good results, although Saturday, the calmest and most settled day of the week, was the slowest in terms of catching, although we topped things off with a last stop in 60m which was more productive than previously.

Fish are tricky little devils.


  • 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.



  • 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.


    Melvin Wee
    JAS Sushi, Perth

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