January Fishing Report

New Zealand Fishing Reports by Epic Adventures expert skippers

Coromandel Report
Its been a windy start to the year but our big Senator boats, powered by #YamahaMarineNZ, have handled the conditions well and our team of expert skippers Owen, Chase, Tom, Scott and Chris have all been putting customers on some big fish!

The bite has been hot and the catch varied. A good supply of live baits has been the key to a good day out.


Call 0800 EPICNZ or +64 21 886 223 today and ask to fish on EPIC with Capt. Chasa.
Check availability here.  https://www.epicadventures.co.nz

Capt. Chasa on the EPIC boat has had a crazy month with customers landing some big Kingies, huge Puka and even a Marlin joined the show.
While drifting livies for Kingies at the Alderman pins in 120m, a lucky customer hooked up with an awesome early black marlin!
Well done Jonty!
Big PukaAnother day and another Capt Chase success story on board EPIC with this massive Puka coming up from just 100m.



Call 0800 EPICNZ on +64 21 886 223 today and ask to fish on CoroKing with Capt. Owen.
Check availability here. https://www.epicadventures.co.nz

Capt Owen has been doing what he does best, getting customers onto the big Kings and Puka. The Alderman pins have been producing good fat fish! While we limit the catch to one per customer per day, some boats have been catching 30+ kingies on a mixture of live Jack mac baits and Shimano jigs. All Epic boats run top of line Shimano Rods and Reels that get the job done!




Call 0800 EPICNZ or +64 21 886 223 today and ask to fish on MADMAX with Capt. Tom.
Check availability here. https://www.epicadventures.co.nzThe MADMAX boat has been slaying it of late! Capt. Tom has been delivering some tasty deep water beasts out wide. We’ve seen EPIC catches of Bluenose, Bass and Puka all coming up.
Dive trips have been popular with plenty of crays for this time of year! The best we’ve seen in the area for the time of year, while scallops and kina are as plentiful as always!
    Tom ran the Australia v NZ cricket challenge with blackcaps, Dean Brownlie on-board and coming out on top with the biggest kingi of the day!

Mid December saw a good run of trophy size snapper on livebaits north of Whitianga. Alec Mackay joins the 20 pound club! Well done mate!
Some massive Hapuka, Bluenose and Bass were landed with young Tim’s record breaking sea bass the highlight!!
 And of course…. The Kingi fishing is as consistent as ever! Get out there!


Call 0800 EPICNZ or +64 21 886 223 today and ask to fish Amodeo bay on board ANGLERS LODGE.
Check availability here. https://www.epicadventures.co.nz

Fishing in the gulf in December and January has been up and down with the water temperature below average.
Weather has stopped us heading out from times as the southwesterly has been our provaling wind.
We are still getting good snapper in the gulf especially around the island and in 10 meters of water.
The schools of kahawai have started to turn up with big work ups out wide. They are taking anything you throw at them and are of good ocean going size.
Bait fish have been considerably harder to get at times for livies but when we do, it’s Dory on.
The kingies are in good numbers but again, below the average size. But still good fun.Cheers
Cptn Chris

EPIC Game Chaser on Great Barrier Island!

Following a truly successful 2016 season, EPIC will have the awesome Game Chaser boat permanently based on Great Barrier island for the next 3-4 months. This will be really EPIC, but limited spots left!  Epics Game Chaser will be based at Tryphena on Great Barrier island for the game season and there is great fishing to be had! Check out some shots from last season! Putting Game Chaser back on GBI was the Epic thing to do!
The Barrier is within striking distance of the outer gulf hot spots including Cuvier island Mokohinaus and the Bluewater trolling grounds.Fully catered packages are available at Epic HQs base at Tryphena, bed breakfast lunch and dinner are included  in the package price.Call 0800 EPICNZ or +64 21 886 223 today and ask to fish Great Barrier Island on Game Chaser
Check availability here. https://www.epicadventures.co.nz

Below are some shots from last season on G.B.I