Epic Bay of Islands

The Location

Pick up options are from Paihia, Waitangi or Russell Wharf

Russell  in the Bay of Islands is a beautiful town in the Northland region of New Zealand. Russell was the first capital of New Zealand and one of the first European settlements. Its maori name is Kororareka.

There are multiple options for dining and accommodation.  Bars range from the famous Duke of Marlborough hotel to the Bay of Island Swordfish club. With 144 islands and bays, the Bay of Islands is one of the best maritime parks in New Zealand.

Epic Adventures Bay Of Islands cater to a wide range of fishing tastes, our expert skippers have decades of knowledge fishing in the region and will act as your personal fishing and guide. Part of the unique experience of fishing in the Bay of Islands is that you get to experience one of New Zealands’ most picturesque regions from the water, which is the BEST way to view and experience the beautiful places in the Bay of Islands.

The Epic Adventures charter fishing experience is about providing the best skippers, at the best locations with the best gear in NZ. We aim to provide a memorable fishing experience and to put you on the big fish.

We now partner with local legend Derek from big Fish BOI he provides the boat, expertise, rods, and reels while you bring the passion!

Book your Epic Bay of Islands Fishing Charter today!

The BOI Charter Experience

Russell and the Bay of Islands is home to some of the best game fishing in New Zealand. Our epic partner Derek from big Fish BOI has been a commercial Fisherman in the region for decades and knows the location well.

Derek specializes in snapper, live baiting, and jig fishing for big kingfish.  You don’t have to be an expert and our skipper will guide you through the action. Species we target are the Yellowtail kingfish, Snapper, Hapuka and Bass. When the water temperatures are high we see the pelagics come in close and you can have a crack at them too.

Big Fish Bay of Islands

Our Bay of Islands epic fishing partner is Derek from Big Fish BOI

Bay of Islands is going to be EPIC!

Derek from Big Fish - Bay of Islands Fishing

Derek at big Fish BOI runs a Marine North customized Surtees 650 Gamefisher is proudly New Zealand-made. The Surtees 650 is an offshore specialist with a 200 ltr fuel tank to go wide and cockpit space to comfortably fish 4 people or transport 6 for island excursions. She has Kilwell outriggers and two live bait tanks with a 150 HP Yamaha 4 stroke outboard.

The Game Fisher delivers the perfect balance of cabin and fishing space and is packed to the gunnels with Surtees SiQ™ technology and features which include Anti Roll and Razor Tech super smooth-riding hull.

Big fish run the latest Furuno electronics package to hunt our fish and get home safe and have an electric flush toilet for your comfort.

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