Regardless of whether you are a fan of marlin, or like catching a snapper or fighting kingfish in salt water, New Zealand is a Mecca when it comes to sea fishing. Thousands of anglers come to the shores of New Zealand every year to chase the striped marlin that grows here to the largest sizes in the world. And of course the New Zealand’s snapper and kingfish (yellowtail)! Having an extensive coastline, New Zealand is so rich in sporting opportunities for fishing, which is not surprising that fishing is a huge part of the culture of this country.
The unique location between Antarctica and the tropical waters of the South Pacific gives New Zealand many fishing options in the sea, as well as a very diverse climate throughout the year.
The species of fish in New Zealand is quite broad and interesting:
Black marlin is a relatively rare, best fishing in New Zealand off the east coast to the north of the Eastern Cape from January to April.
Billfish is a rare but valuable catch, the best fishing from November to March.
Hammer shark – regularly enters the northern waters of New Zealand in the summer. Other sharks, such as brown, whale and tiger, can also be caught.
Mako-shark – is caught from the north to the south of the island, but is most common on the North Island. A great fighter, a great trophy. The best sea fishing in New Zealand in the summer.
Pacific blue marlin is the best fishing in New Zealand off the east coast north of the Eastern Cape from February to April.
Striped marlin – considered to be the largest in the world near New Zealand, and many world records are evidence of this. The best fishing off the East Coast to the north of the Eastern Cape is from December to June.
Thresher shark is a valuable fish, most common from east to north, but can go far to the south, to the Cook Strait.
Yellowfin tuna is caught mainly on the east coast to the north of the Eastern Cape, the best fishing from December to April.
Yellowtail – known in New Zealand as a kingfish, is caught from the North Island to the north of the South Island, and sometimes to the south. A powerful fighter reaches a maximum weight of more than 50 kilograms. The best fishing in the north, mainly from November to May.
Bertram, 10.6 m, built in 1991, renewed in 2015. Engines: 2 X 260 hp Volvo, the top speed of 18 knots (WC, GPS, Life jackets, depth sounder, bedroom, bridge, kitchen, refrigerator, TV and music)
International flight to Oakland, auto transfer to Paihia (230 km, 3 hrs)
The price includes: fishing (tackle, lunch, tea and soft drinks)
The price does not include: accommodation, meals, international flight, excursions, internal transfer
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