Get a taste of the life in the Bay of Islands by fishing in its waters
Known as a popular sport, and a favorite past time, Fishing gets you closer than you could ever imagine to the wonders of nature and its different beautiful water creatures.
Part of the activities on our first day of tours in the Bay of Islands is Dusk Fishing, allowing our guests to enjoy the beautiful scenery at sundown while learning a new outdoor skill. With an amazing backdrop of mountain ranges, dusk fishing in the crystal clear waters of the Bay of Islands can give you an intimate experience with the opportunity to fulfill an age-old need of pursuing and catching.
While it's fairly easy to lounge with a tackle and wait for a catch, discovering different thriving fish species and catching them is one of the thrilling parts of this activity. Casting far distances out to the water becomes less important, as fishes like the most famous Snapper snoop around close to the water surface. Snappers are popularly known as handsome species, and super tasty to cook up for dinner. Fish like Tuna, Trevally, Hapuku, Tarakihi, Kahawai, Kingfish, and Marlin also live here so you can catch them if you're lucky!
There is nothing better than getting a taste of your own catch. So to add up to that rewarding feeling, after giving your best efforts, our crew would prepare and serve them for you as long as it is within legal sizing. We hope you’re open to some gastronomic adventure, a fresh catch guarantees an exquisite flavor, truly an extraordinary dining experience while cruising through the Bay of Islands.
The best months for Kahawai, Snapper, and Trevally are between the months of December and June, and from June to October, you’ll find the best catch of Kingfish. For a bigger catch, the Marlin season is between February to March. These are some of the best months of the year to fish, so all you need to do is book with us and we’ll take you to it.
As this activity requires minimum skills, guests of all ages can definitely experience the fun, and it's always more exciting for families when kids get their very first catch. Whether you're a seasoned angler or a newbie in fishing, there is a fish for you. And our crew would be glad to assist you all the way!
A catch may be the most rewarding part of the experience, but indeed, the thrill of a bite, the discovery of nature, and the immeasurable lessons along the way are what makes a memorable fishing experience.
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