Earl Grey Fishing Charters - NZ Travel

Earl Grey Fishing Charters

Earl Grey Fishing Charters
We offer professionally guided action fishing amidst the beautiful Bay of Islands, historic fishing grounds of the legendary Zane Grey.  A full range of fishing options is on offer to suit everyone’s individual interests.  Undeniably the most experienced and successful charter fishing operators in the Bay of Islands, we are committed to providing the best fishing opportunities and customer satisfaction based on many years of local knowledge.

Location:

Paihia, Waitangi and Russell Wharves,
Bay of Islands, Northland, New Zealand.

 

Closed:

Christmas Day.

 

Cancellation Conditions:

The trip will be cancelled if minimum numbers are not met.

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Help Notes:

  • Please reconfirm by phone the evening prior to your charter to check on the weather.
  • There is no charge if the skipper deems the weather unsuitable for the charter to go ahead.
  • Children under 5 years and disabled clients may be considered on a case by case basis.
  • As our groups are kept small booking in advance is advised.
  • No licence is required as yet for saltwater fishing in New Zealand.
  •  Anglers can keep legal sized fish as long as they are within the NZ Government's legal daily bag limit which is very generous. In the interest of perpetuation of our local fish stocks, we encourage the release of all fish species not required for eating purposes.

What to Bring:

  • Cold refreshments and any food you may require.
  • Jacket, sunhat, sunglasses and sunblock. Best to be prepared for all eventualities.
  • Your camera to capture shots of the scenery and that all important 'brag shot'.

 


Available Activities:
Kingfish and Reef Fishing

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Live baiting for Yellowtail Kingfish is one of Steve's Forte's. Pound for pound these fish have to be one of the greatest fighting fish in the ocean. When targeting Yellowtail Kingfish, Steve will initially hunt out patches of live bait amongst the Inner Islands. Anglers will now get their first taste of fishing. Sabiki fly rigs are used on a rod and reel to catch Jack Mackerel or Slimey Mackerel. The Mackerel are held in the live bait tank with a constantly replenishing supply of seawater so that they remain as lively as possible. Not only do the live bait attract Kingfish, they also tend to attract shark action for some added excitement at various times of the year.

Departures: Between 6.00 and 7.30am depending on the time of the year. Duration 6 hours.

Share Charter: Minimum 4 people.

Sole Chater: 1 to 4 people (there is also an 8 hour charter available at an additional cost).

Inclusions: All fishing equipment is supplied along with morning tea/coffee. We have a digital camera aboard to capture that all important 'brag shot' but you may also want to bring along your own camera to take shots of the scenery as you travel.

 


Marlin/Tuna and Shark Fishing Charter - Full Day

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If you are after the big gamefish then why not head out through the Islands to the open blue water and troll for Marlin, Tuna or Shark using lures or skip baits. Best months to target these gamefish are January to May when water temperatures are at their best in our area.

Maximum Numbers: 4

Sole Charter option: 1 to 4 people

Departures: At approximately 8am over the summer months (January-April)

Inclusions: All fishing equipment is supplied along with morning tea/coffee. We have a digital camera aboard to capture that all important 'brag shot' but you may also want to bring along your own camera to take shots of the scenery as you travel.


Bottom/Snapper Fishing - 4 hours

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If you prefer to target Snapper we have trips available for you to join as part of a shared group charter or make up your own group for the sole charter option. Snapper fishing trips are generally within the inner bay depending on the length of your charter. Pilchards, squid and mackeral are the most common bait used but the odd live bait is always handy as big Snapper are quite partial to these tempting morsels. Ledger and strayline rigs are predominantly used for this species but jigs and soft baits (artificial rubber like teasers) can also be effective for those experienced anglers keen to preserve.

Departures: Morning and afternoon trips available.

Pick ups: Available from Paihia, Waitangi and Russell Wharf.

Inclusions: All fishing equipment and bait is supplied.

 


 

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