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 you Epic Bay of Islands Fishing Charter today!
THE CHARTER FISHING 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.
Our Bay of Islands epic fishing partner is Derek from Big Fish BOI
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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.View more
I wholeheartedly recommend Epic Adventure’s boat, KoroKing under the guidance of Skipper Kit. I didn’t get my snapper, but instead caught a 15kg Kingfish on my snapper-rig. I was jelly for 10 minutes after that. Thanks Kit and Epic Adventure. Chris
Was a sick days fishing, Captain Kit kept us on the fish all day, this is a must do experience, Joel
Thank you so much captain Kit! You did a well-done job this last Sunday! Unfortunately, I got smashed by a giant Kingfish, I hope next time it will be different!
Captain Kit really knows his stuff, went out with a mate targeting big game and Kingies on live baits, a thoughtfully enjoyable day out with a great captain on a great boat.
Plus Russell itself is really fantastic spot – great beach over the hill.
Would recommend to all.
We had a fabulous day out fishing with Epic Adventures and Captain Kit. He was really committed to helping us catch our first Kingis. All five on the boat including the women caught fish and it was just such an amazing and positive experience for us all. If you want to catch Kingis we can highly recommend Epic Adventures and Captain Kit. Maree
We had a truely Epic adventure with Captain Kit out from Russell. We all caught our first Kingfish and we cannot speak highly enough of our experience. We are already planning to come back next year. Thank you Epic Adventures for a truly amazing experience. Maree
Great time whole Kit and cabudle. Target species. Lots of fun. mark
Been waiting a very long time to fish for a kingfish in nz so I wanted to use a company that could deliver! I wasn’t disappointed. Epic couldn’t have been more helpful getting me a trip out of bay of islands aboard Koro king with Captain Kit! Me and my wife had a incredible day and one I will always remember, not only did we see dolphins and stopped to view them on the way out but we were then taken through the hole in the rock which we loved before we both caught our target species! Unfortunately we lost 4 big kingfish but landed a few smaller ones and some big snapper for tea! My wife doesn’t fish but by the time Captain Kit had gave her a crash course in kingfishing she was hooking more than me! Couldn’t praise him more for the patience he had with me and my wife and his knowledge was second to none! Thank you for a day I will not forget and I’ll be back soon as return to nz! Epic adventures.. sure is!!! cheers Jason