Bay of islands, Fishing Mecca of New Zeland

Pass through the infamous Hole in the Rock, voyage around the coastline like Captain Cook, encounter the local wildlife or just venture straight to spot-x to fish for your dream catch.  

After enjoying one of our fishing charters, you can take your days bounty home all packaged up by us, or we will share with you which of the local restaurants can prepare it for you to eat that evening to your very specifications whether it be fish ‘n’ chips or a plate of beautifully prepared sashimi.

Just a three hour drive from Auckland International Airport or 45 minutes from Kerikeri. We can check you into our accommodation in Russell then take you on a fishing charter or scenic cruise amongst the 140 plus islands in our backyard.  

The Bay of Islands, Far North, NZ

Russell has the most colourful of maritime reputations in New Zealand.  Soon after Europeans arrived, it was developed as a shore station for shipping back in 1843. Known as the "Hellhole of the Pacific", its reputation for unruly behaviour was notorious in the South Pacific. Today, visitors and locals alike enjoy its lush surroundings and unique history on and off the sea and a more peaceful, almost serene atmosphere.

When American western novelist and sport fishing legend, Zane Grey, visited New Zealand's Bay of Islands in the 1920's, he introduced sport fishing for marlin and sharks to the people of New Zealand's sub-tropical northern region. He dubbed the waters 'the angler's Eldorado'. Many record breaking fish can be viewed mounted on the walls on the Bay of Islands Swordfish Club.

This historic township has some of New Zealand's oldest buildings and features a host of restaurants and bars along the waterfront, including the Duke of Marlborough Hotel, that could tell a few stories.