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Russell 0202, New Zealand
+64 27 577 3490
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Awesome winter family fishing

8 of us (2 families, 4 kids from 4-15yo) went out with Paul on a private charter and had a... read more

Reviewed 13 July 2018
HighPeakStation
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Methven, New Zealand
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Great day in trying conditions

Paul took my wife and me (amateurs at best) out on a breezy day, with a third very experienced... read more

Reviewed 20 March 2018
Chris B
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Charter fishing in the Bay of Islands New Zealand, we target snapper, kingfish and gamefish like marlin, tuna, shark, mahimahi. Snapper trips are for 4 hours, kingfish are 6 hours and game trips are 8 hours. I also offer exclusive sight seeing trips.
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Russell 0202, New Zealand
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Reviewed 13 July 2018 via mobile

8 of us (2 families, 4 kids from 4-15yo) went out with Paul on a private charter and had a fantastic time. We caught plenty of bait fish to start then headed out after kingfish. We landed three awesome kingies from maybe 6-7 hookups, along...More

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Reviewed 20 March 2018 via mobile

Paul took my wife and me (amateurs at best) out on a breezy day, with a third very experienced customer. He was careful to check out the group in easy waters, and once we were all bedded in provided us a great trip. Too many...More

Thank Chris B
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Reviewed 22 February 2018

Skipper Paul knew his spots. Plenty of non-stop action picking up yellow tail for bait before heading out to deeper water. Kingfish 6-12kg and plate size Snapper on live bait before the bronze whalers came in for easy pickings. No point staying here! Next stop...More

Thank Jenny T
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Reviewed 30 January 2018

Took the family up to Paihia for the weekend and did it all; Hole in the Rock / Dolphin Cruise and Parasailing but the best, most fun, most adrenaline inducing experience was definitely catching some Kingy's (& a BW Shark) with Paul on Get Reel!...More

Thank Bradley J
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Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

Had a fantastic time out on the boat. Loved the fishing and came home with some nice fish. 15yr old kid had a ball.

Thank Kath B
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Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

We called and booked this the day before as the weather had been quite bad the prior couple of days. Paul was an absolute gent and knew the Bay like the back of his hand. He paid particular attention to the kids (6&8) showing them...More

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Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

Had a great day on Get Reel charters with Skipper Paul. Very knowledgeable skipper who put us right in the best spots and we pulled in a huge amount of big kingies. Excellent value for money and even put us on to the best bloke...More

Thank Traciain
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Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

Originally i planned to do a bit of sightseeing, while hubby goes on this kingy charter🎣 but he booked me on it as well. Paul our skipper was really great, knew where all the hot spots were, but kingys weren't biting that day. The views...More

Thank austen d
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Reviewed 15 April 2017

I can't say I recommend this charter. Paul had good knowledge of the local kingfish spots but the experience was let down by his cheap gear that wasn't up to scratch. He was almost constantly telling us that we were doing something wrong and seemed...More

2  Thank Jeremy F
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Management response:Responded 24 April 2017

Oh Jeremy, I asked you a number of times to not lift the rod too high as it will break, which it did, a "poor tradesman always blames his tools". The gear i supplied is a matched Shimano Torium reel to a 24kg jigging rod...More

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Reviewed 23 February 2017

Done a couple of trips with Paul, a good and friendly guy who appears to know his stuff. We didn't get it right on the snapper trip and they just were not on the go at all, but hey that's fishing I guess. On the...More

Thank johnnytrident2017
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