MV Manutere - Capt. Brett Keller

(9) In high demand!
Pier D34 Tauranga Bridge Marin…
Tauranga, New Zealand

Daily Fishing Trips in the beautiful Bay of Plenty.

Come fishing with the experts on the MV Manutere, we take fishers out to enjoy a days reef fishing for the best eating fish. You keep what you catch so you can share with your family and friends on your return.

Brett see’s his mission as finding the fish for you to catch. He If you haven’t fished before, he’ll teach you how. Brett has been working on the water for 30 odd years now and experience speaks for itself!
The Manutere is set up to take out day trips with up to 25 people and 24 hour trips for up to 10 people. Targeting tarakihi, snapper, trevally, John Dory and all those other beautiful bottom dwellers fit for a kings table.

We also take out 12 and 24 hour trips for the deeper dwellers like Hapuku, Bass, Gemfish and Bluenose. These guys feed in 200 - 300 metres deep so its a real thrill to see one come to the surface. We fish for the deep dwellers mostly around Mayor island (Tuhua) which is one of the most scenic islands in New Zealand. Motiti island is the other beautiful island off our shores where its shallower to fish for the table species and Brett has so many spots around the island to find fish, he’ll keep looking till he finds them.

We not only supply and teach you to use the fishing gear, but we also throw in the expertise of an experience skipper, one of the best in the bay.
You can join us at the Bridge Marina where we are berthed or we can pick you up from Salisbury wharf at Mount Maunganui.

If you are on your own and want to join a public day, we can do that. If you are part of a group and would like to hire Brett and the boat for a special charter we can do that too.
We look forward to hearing from you.

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About this listing

Boat Specs
44 ft
25 persons
Types of Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
up to 20 nautical miles
Reef Fishing
Fishing Techniques
Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Targeted Species
Bluenose Warehou

John Dory
Snapper (Pink)

Yellowtail Amberjack
Air Conditioning
Multimedia System
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Spearfishing Equipment
Snorkeling Equipment
Ice Box
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Fishing License
Fly Fishing Equipment
FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 7 days before the trip date.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.

Other Policies  
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Disabled Accessible

15% deposit charged upfront by FishingBooker to guarantee your reservation. The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the captain on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods: Cash, Bank Transfer.

About the Captain

Brett Keller
Tauranga, New Zealand
Member since December 2014
Brett Keller the owner/operator takes great pride in putting his passengers onto the fish - consistently. This is reflected by our regular customer base. The fact is, we try harder.
Response time: 15 hours
Response rate: 77%

Customer Reviews

3.89 out of 5 stars from 9 reviews

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Laurie Bateup  • Fished March 20, 2017
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Good trip but longer stays at each fishing spot instead of 2 minute stops.
Otherwise a great day out.

Doris Clarke  • Fished February 15, 2017
Brett Keller (The Captain)
Replied to this review on February 16, 2017

After 16 years of this, I know if the fish aren’t coming up after 10min.[not 2] they’re not going to.
Some species do, Tarakihi, in particular, don’t.
I don’t steam around looking for fish because I like burning up fuel.

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Would highly recommend this trip, captain and crew very knowledgeable and helpful , took us right to where the fish where what a good catch we got.
We will certainly book another trip with you guys , approx 14 to 15 people on this trip and i would honestly say this was enough to enjoy . Thank you very much again
Irene and Dougie :-)

Irene Hughes  • Fished February 3, 2017
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