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Evening fishing trips

Available for private charters only - contacts us for more info

Evening To Night Fishing For Snapper, Tarakihi And Trevally

Evening fishing is a perfect way to spend a warm summer’s night fishing for Snapper, Tarakihi and Trevally, as well as a range of other reef fish.

From November through to the end of March is when we operate the evening trips.

Evening to Night fishing is perfect for those who can’t get out fishing during the day due to work constraints but can make it out for the evening.

Early in the new year the Snapper tend to move into the shallower waters around Karewa and the middle ground between Motiti and Mount Maunganui.

The fishing is typically shallower than our day fishing trips, ranging anywhere from 15m – 50m, depending on the moon, tidal flows, and weather conditions.

The tackle used is generally ledger rigs with 3/0 hooks and a 5oz – 12oz sinker depending on the depth of water being fished. Squid, tua tua and skip jack tuna are usually the most successful baits for the evening fishing trips, with mullet, pilchards and octopus also accounting for their fair share of fish.

If you are looking for a night fish for your group feel free to contact us for more information.

Perfect for those summer months when the Snapper are predominant in the shallow water.


Evening Reef Fishing Private Charters Only

5 hours - $1500 – Maximum of 15 passengers

Fishing Gear to Hire

+ $25.00 per person - Bottom Fishing Rod (includes all tackle)
+ $15.00 per person – Bait for the evening

Private trips

This is the trip for you, if you have a group you'd like to get out on the water. We take bookings for day trips, 24 hour trips and evening trips. A work shout, stag or hens party, social club or fishing club or your family.


Keen to book a trip on the Manutere? Check out our Calendar for availability, and make sure you’ve read our Booking Terms & Conditions.

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