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Big Fish Bay of Islands Fishing Charters

Private charters and small group fishing adventures in the Bay of Islands, New Zealand

Experience the best saltwater fishing New Zealand has to offer on a private or small group fishing charter with Big Fish Bay of Islands.

We take a maximum of four people on our daily Bay of Islands fishing charters. So you get a truly personalised experience, and the best chance to hook that fish of a lifetime.

Whether you want to catch snapper, kingfish or big game, our purpose-built Surtees 650 Gamefisher is the perfect platform for your Bay of Islands fishing adventure. Your Skipper Derek has decades of fishing experience and local knowledge to put you on the hottest fishing spots. We guarantee you an unforgettable Bay of Islands fishing experience.

Personalise your own fishing adventure with Big Fish Bay of Islands. Learn a new fishing technique, chase light tackle records, combine fishing with sightseeing, or simply enjoy a taste of the ‘Angler’s Eldorado’. We’ll turn your dream fishing adventure into a reality.

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Great day out on water with Derek. Also had my 7 year boy with us and skipper was great with him helping him land good size snaps. I got 2 fish over 10 pound which we released and still took home a mean feed.

Jason-Liz Pond – 5 Stars

My partner and I had a very successful day out on the water thanks to Derek. His local knowledge shown through. First with putting us on the bait instantly then finding snapper on our first drift. We managed to get a good haul of fish as well as seeing a good amount of the surrounding islands.

His Surtees 650 game fisher was simply a joy to be in. Big, comfortable and accommodating.
I personally know that if I’m ever back in NZ I’ll be making a little detour back up north to fish with #BigFishBayOfIslands It was a pleasure Captain.

Luke Clark – 5 Stars

Would just like to say thank you to skipper Derek from Big Fish Bay of Islands for an epic day out on the water and some epic sized snapper. A charter highly recommended for anyone wanting a good day and a good fish. Cheers skip till next time!

Teresa Underwood – 5 stars!

Thanks for a great day and going the extra mile to get Kale on the fish. We Both enjoyed our day out and would recommend to others, cheers Aaron and Kale!

Olivia Irving – 5 stars!

What Derek doesn’t know about fishing is not worth knowing! Awesome day out. Caught sufficient fish for a yummy meal! We will be returning Derek! Thanks a million for reigniting my love of fishing.

Tracey Entsch – 5 stars!

Caught my first couple of really serious sized Snapper’s seconds after the Anchor hit the bottom and was hooked from then on. An awesome trip!

Joseph Moore – 5 stars!

Fishing bucket list: Kingfish – tick, Snapper – tick. We had a great day out. Good boat, good gear, good company. Would do it again!

Julie Clark – 5 stars!

An exceptional day with my first kingfish and hot snapper action!

Rebecca Burton – 5 stars!

Never thought I’d enjoy fishing so much! Thanks Captain D!

Taylah Strange – 5 stars!

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Phone: + 64 (0)9 402 6965
Mobile: + 64 (0)27 569 6067

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