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If you are thinking of going to New Zealand and wants some advise let me know! I've spent the last two seasons out there working the boats ;o)
 

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Hi Deckhand,

Welcome to the forum.

I spend 3 weeks in Tasmania every year but I've never been to New Zealand.

Maybe one year I'll make the effort.

Awrabest

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Nice offer Deckhand..thanks.
I hope to get back out there in a couple of years for another hol.
I've done a bit of fishing out of Manganui and dived in Queen Charlotte sound. Also dived aroundf Kaikoura, Hahei and Poor Knights. Magic counrty, I should have stayed there, fishing and diving paradise........
 

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I`ve just arived in England from NZ (Dunedin) on savatical .....after being a public servant for the past 16 years there I would recomend the fishing there ........it`s second to none..............better than this country .........it`s diabolical here in the north eastof england..........
Not to worry I`ll be moving to the south in a week or so , lets hope the fishing is better.
 

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Hi Deckhand
And similarly, Welcome to the Forum. I'm sure your input will be invaluable.

So which ports have you been working out of? Up north, Bay of Islands?

And have you any background information on those huge Pacific Bluefins off of Greymouth - west coast, South Island? Reports just seem to be trickling out over the past year or so. I've heard of fish up to 280kgs (617lbs) coming from the Hokitika Trench.
Dave
 

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hi deckmate im going to nz in august and im going to fish everyday i can im going to the bay of islands area do you have any tips of howe to fish where with what or what tackle i need?

cheers,

jamie donnelly
 

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Panama and Jamie,

This post was make in Jan 05, Not sure if Deckhand is still on the site so don't hold your breath for replies.
 

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Hi Jetstream
Whoops! Many Thanks for pointing that out.

and Hi Jamie
It's some years since any of our members fished the Bay of Islands and then, from memory, it was this time of year - Striped Marlin time. They did as well fish out past the Three Kings.

Over the years I fished in both the Azores and Ascension Island (South Atlantic) with a Kiwi, Marty Bates, who comes from the Bay of Islands area. Let me try and track him down. I'm sure also I have back issues of an Aussie publication - Bluewater Boats and Sportsfishing - that might yield some answers. And they're several antipodean forums identified on our Club's web site that might be useful starting points. Here's the url - http://www.scbi.org.uk/pages/Forums_LinksToOtherForums.Asp.
Kindest regards
Dave
 

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hi dave thanks for the help!!

cheers,

jamie donnelly
 

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Hi Jamie
Looking at a picture on a friend's web site it looks as if Marty's right in the middle of Ascension island's Blue Marlin season. So the chances of getting a reply for the next couple of months is questionable. Sorry!

But just looking around it looks as if the main species from the rocks will be Snapper with boatwise - on the reefs - Snapper, Grouper and the species they get very excited about - Yellowtail Kingfish. Looking through these sites might well be accessing.

http://www.fishnz.co.nz/. A reasonable Portal site.

http://www.fishing.net.nz/index.cfm. An excellent information site, complete with forums.

http://www.beachfishingnz.com/?CFID=16637107&CFTOKEN=36434364. Albeit slightly further south - Bay of Plenty area - this chap guides rock and kayak fishing trip. Well worth scanning through though for tips.

http://www.wildbill.co.nz/. A boat based in Bay of Islands which, during their winter months, our summer, organises reef trips for individuals targeting Snapper, Grouper and Kingfish (Yellowtail).

Hope, as a starting point, that's of some help.
Dave
 

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Went there last year! Fished White Island. you could try contacting Rick Pollack on pursuit chaters out of Whakkatane
 

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Hi I live in Whangarei where the fishing is only about 4 times better than anywhere in Australia (lol) and about 50 times better than most of the world.
The Bay of Islands is even better and if you go north to KariKari Peninsular somewhere like Whatuwhiwhi camping ground where it gets fished a lot less you can consistently catch 30lb snapper even in the months after spawning. December January (summer Time)
I am more into recreational than Game fishing but I catch Kahawai (sea trout) most trips in Whangarei but have not caught a Kingi here Although many People do on Jigs, bait,softbait,trolling,livebait etc., I have caught Kingi on live bait and poppers in Bay of Islands. My mate is trying to catch Kingi on fly to establish a new sport and make lotsa money from tourists.
If you are coming up north in NZ drop me an email at [email protected] we may be able to swap info, go fishing together (I have a boat and heaps of tackle) or even help with accommodation
 

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Hi Jamie
Looking at a picture on a friend's web site it looks as if Marty's right in the middle of Ascension island's Blue Marlin season. So the chances of getting a reply for the next couple of months is questionable. Sorry!

But just looking around it looks as if the main species from the rocks will be Snapper with boatwise - on the reefs - Snapper, Grouper and the species they get very excited about - Yellowtail Kingfish. Looking through these sites might well be accessing.

http://www.fishnz.co.nz/. A reasonable Portal site.

http://www.fishing.net.nz/index.cfm. An excellent information site, complete with forums.

http://www.beachfishingnz.com/?CFID=16637107&CFTOKEN=36434364. Albeit slightly further south - Bay of Plenty area - this chap guides rock and kayak fishing trip. Well worth scanning through though for tips.

http://www.wildbill.co.nz/. A boat based in Bay of Islands which, during their winter months, our summer, organises reef trips for individuals targeting Snapper, Grouper and Kingfish (Yellowtail).

Hope, as a starting point, that's of some help.
Dave
Also great eating is Terikihi, gurnard, Kahawai (sea trout), Mao Mao, shark (Lemon fish) and many reef fish such as parrot fish, leather jackets and john dory, if you dive crayfish (lobster) Scallops and mussels are not to hard to get and clams such as Pipi, Cockles, Tuatua are easy for the whole family to gather
 

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Ive done a bit around the north island...mainly from the beech...(loose turm) had fantastic times... their is nothing like a fresh meal straight from the sea onto a bbq... went out for a couple of trips on a boat out of the bay of islands... it was great......going back to the jaffas next month.. and hoping to get up to kiri-kiri in march... and if i dont get any fishing in... i WILL hang myself from the longest Yard-Arm.....:happy:
 

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wellcome to the forum mate
 

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Ive done a bit around the north island...mainly from the beech...(loose turm) had fantastic times... their is nothing like a fresh meal straight from the sea onto a bbq... went out for a couple of trips on a boat out of the bay of islands... it was great......going back to the jaffas next month.. and hoping to get up to kiri-kiri in march... and if i dont get any fishing in... i WILL hang myself from the longest Yard-Arm.....:happy:
If you meant "kerikeri" I have a sister living there.

Anybody going out from Bay of Islands could do worse than looking up Steve Butler, top bloke for the old Kingies!!

Not sure what the seasons are? Anything doing in late April/May ?
 
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