Big Fish Bay Of Islands

Big Fish Bay Of Islands takes you fishing around the rich fisheries of New Zealand. These waters are home to a variety of species, whether it’s reef fish or big game. Year-round, Capt. Derek takes you on his boat to help make your day one to remember. Whether you’re an experienced angler or a family looking for an enjoyable fishing trip, here you will find a trip to suit you.

The Bay of Islands boasts some of the most stunning fishing worldwide. Add to that an experienced captain, a long fishing season, and breath-taking views, and you got it. That’s what anglers find aboard ‘Game Fisher’. She is a 21’ Surtees 650 aluminium fishing boat with top-notch Furuno electronics. The boat is powered by a 150 HP Yamaha engine and can reach speeds of up to 30 knots. There is a small electronic flush toilet onboard, as well as two live bait tanks, and comfortable seating.

Capt. Derek has a vast fishing experience. He has been working as a charter operator for the past 30 years, but his fishing experience goes way back, to his school days. Already back then he got his first Marlin. This turned into a long streak of successful fishing trips that have taken him from Hawaii to the Great Barrier Reef.

As for the fishing, here you will find Yellowtail Kingfish, Trevally, Snapper, John Dory, available throughout the year. From June to April you can get Striped Marlin. The crew is specialized in live baiting, mechanical jigging, soft baits, cut baits, and IGFA record fishing.

The fishing grounds are not far from the dock, and you’ll be fishing within 30 minutes of the departure, depending on the weather conditions. The trips will take you between 8 to 10 miles, or even closer. No need to fare far offshore with all the game fish swimming nearby.

When you come fishing with Big Fish Bay Of Islands, it’s all about enjoyment and nice time on the water, plus learning. You need to pack a camera, and a jacket. Quality Shimano gear is waiting for you onboard.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Viaje Privado
    8 Hour Trip – Private Charter
    Cancelación GRATIS 1 día de aviso
    8 Horas de Viaje, Empieza 7:00 AM
    $856
    detalles de precio
    $856
    If you want to have a great day out with your family or fishing mates, get a whole boat to yourselves and go fishing with the experienced crew. You will get top notch Shimano gear and there is Furuno electronics onboard as well. You can fish for Snapper, Kingfish, John Dory, Trevally, and more. The trip can take you between 8 and 10 miles and you will be fishing within 30 minutes. Grab your camera and come along! Lunch can be requested.
  • Viaje Privado
    6 Hour Trip – Private Charter
    Cancelación GRATIS 1 día de aviso
    6 Horas de Viaje, Empieza 7:00 AM
    $642
    detalles de precio
    $642
    If you want to have a great day out with your family or fishing mates, get a whole boat to yourselves and go fishing with the experienced crew. You will get top notch Shimano gear and there is Furuno electronics onboard as well. You can fish for Snapper, Kingfish, John Dory, Trevally, and more. The trip can take you between 8 and 10 miles and you will be fishing within 30 minutes. Grab your camera and come along! Lunch can be requested.
  • Viaje Privado
    4 Hour Trip – Snapper Slayer
    Cancelación GRATIS 1 día de aviso
    4 Horas de Viaje, Empieza 7:00 AM
    $428
    detalles de precio
    $428
    Snapper fishing is exciting no matter how experienced you are. Come onboard and go chase these massive tasty fish. You could also get Trevally, John Dory, Kahawai, and many other reef species. Not only that, but you will also see a rich wildlife of the area. Prepare your camera to get a nice shot of dolphins, whales, and the stunning scenery. The crew will tutor you to help you snatch a tasty dinner. It’s a nice family activity.
  • Viaje Privado
    6 Hour Trip – VIP Fishing (2 Max)
    Cancelación GRATIS 1 día de aviso
    6 Horas de Viaje, Empieza 7:00 AM
    $464
    detalles de precio
    $464
    **2 people max** If you want to pamper yourself and enjoy fishing in these rich fisheries, this package is perfect for you. The boat is yours, and you can add another fellow angler. Then go chase the fish of your dreams! Whether it’s some massive Snapper or the Almighty Yellow tail Kingfish it’s up to you. The crew is specialized in live baiting, mechanical jigging, soft baits, cut baits and IGFA record fishing. Pack your camera, and come along!
  • Viaje compartido
    6 Hour Trip – Kingfish (Shared)
    Cancelación GRATIS 1 día de aviso
    6 Horas de Viaje, Empieza 7:00 AM
    $414
    detalles de precio
    $414
    Meet fellow anglers and go fishing around the Bay of Islands. On a regular day, you’ll be fishing for Jack Mackerel and other live bait. Then, you’ll head out to some deeper reefs to find Yellowtail Kingfish and Snapper. You could also be drifting over large bait schools where the diving birds are. All you need to bring is lunch and a jacket. You will find quality Shimano gear onboard. The maximum number of people fishing at once is four. Pack a camera and come join the action.
  • Viaje compartido
    Half Day Snapper – Shared (AM only)
    Cancelación GRATIS 1 día de aviso
    4 Horas de Viaje, Empieza 7:00 AM
    $214
    detalles de precio
    $214
    This is a morning departure only trip with a maximum of only 4 persons on board. It is a shared trip to fish for Snapper and other bottom dwellers. You may also catch John dory, Kahawai and Trevally. A great way to see the bay and learn some new fishing techniques, an ideal trip for the novice angler. All gear is supplied, just bring adequate sun protection and a fantastic attitude.
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Sobre el Captain

Derek Gerritsen
paihia, Nueva Zelanda
Angler's Choice
45 Opiniones de los clientes
Tiempo de respuesta dentro de una hora
Miembro desde Noviembre 2017
Captain Derek runs fishing trips around the rich waters of the Bay of Islands. His vast experience in the area will be of great help if you want to land a memorable catch here and enjoy your day on the water. Derek grew up in Paihia and got into fishing at an early age. He fished for Marlin while he was still in school. He spent a great deal of his childhood going rock fishing and diving. He also worked as a guide. Capt. Derek worked for a decade for the second oldest gamefish club in the world - Bay of Islands Swordfish Club. His skills took him to the management level. Derek knows a lot about the local fishing grounds. He has fished around the world, landing Mahi, Wahoo, Tuna, Marlin, and more during the years. From Hawaii to the Great Barrier Reef, he’s fished with success. Add to the years of experience of crewing on many well-known vessels around the Bay of Islands, and you’ll understand why so many repeat customers come onboard with Capt. Derek.

Sobre este listado

Especies de Interés

John Dory John Dory
Kahawai Kahawai
Marlin (Black) Marlin (Black)
Marlin (Striped) Marlin (Striped)

Snapper (Pink) Snapper (Pink)
Tarakihi Tarakihi
Yellowtail Amberjack Yellowtail Amberjack

Especificaciones del barco

Surtees 650 (Aluminum fishing) construido en 2017. Impulsado por 150HP Yamaha motor, con una velocidad máxima de crucero de 30 nudos.

Longitud
21 ft
Capacidad
4 personas

Tipos de Pesca

Pesca de Orilla
Pesca Cerca de la Costa
Pesca en Alta Mar
Pesca en Arrecife

Técnicas de Pesca

Equipo Ligero
Equipo Pesado
Pesca de Fondo/ Bottom Fishing
Troleo
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Pesca con Mosca
Drift Fishing
Pesca con Arpón
Pesca de Mar Profundo

Servicios

Baño
GPS
Chaleco Salvavidas
Localizador de peces
Vivero para la carnada
Outriggers
Nevera para la pesca
Baño
GPS
Chaleco Salvavidas
Localizador de peces
Vivero para la carnada
Outriggers

El Viaje Incluye

Cañas, carretes y equipo
Carnada Viva
Limpieza y Fileteado

Política de Cancelación

Cancelación gratis hasta 1 día antes del viaje

Los clientes pueden cancelar o modificar su reserva hasta 1 día antes de la fecha del viaje sin cargo. Si el viaje se cancela o modifica después, o en caso de no presentarse, se cobrará el 100% del depósito.

Políticas

Traslado no incluído
El traslado desde / hacia el lugar de salida no está incluido en las tarifas del viaje.
Se permiten niños
Te quedas con la pesca
Se permite captura y liberación

Pago

Reserva con 10% depósito
Cuando el capitán confirme tu viaje, FishingBooker cargará a su tarjeta de crédito un depósito del 10% para garantizar la reserva.
Pagar el balance restante al capitán
El saldo restante se pagará directamente al operador del charter en la fecha del viaje o antes en uno de los siguientes métodos de pago:
Efectivo
PayPal
Transferencia Bancaria

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Opiniones de los clientes

Calificación general
Fotos de clientes (45)
4.81
de 5 estrellas de 45 reseñas
Barco
Tripulación
Experiencia
6 hour Kingfish trip
HALF DAY IN GLORIOUS BAY OF ISLANDS
VIP Chater 6 Hours
+42
Calificación del pescador
39
5
1
0
0
Opinión de los pescadores
Buena experiencia
100%
Capitán amigable
100%
Recomienda este charter
100%
Apto para niños
80%
Satisfecho con el barco
100%
Atrapé lo que quería
90%
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David B.
Whangarei, NTL
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HALF DAY IN GLORIOUS BAY OF ISLANDS

VERIFICADO   NUEVO  6 Hour Trip – Kingfish (Shared) on Enero 9, 2021
We arrived five minutes before time and the boat at crew was ready immediately. We cast off, caught our required amount of...
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Rob W.
Invercargill, STL
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6 hour Kingfish trip

VERIFICADO   NUEVO  6 Hour Trip – VIP Fishing (2 Max) on Enero 10, 2021
Great morning out, we hit our first Kingfish in the first half hour! Beautiful weather in fantastic surroundings, fully...
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Nobuyuki T.
Auckland, AUK
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VIP Chater 6 Hours

VERIFICADO   NUEVO  6 Hour Trip – VIP Fishing (2 Max) on Diciembre 30, 2020
My 14years old son caught over meter Kingy. We had wonderful time out there. Thank you very much,Captain Derek.
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Steve A.
Preston, VIC
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Big fish with Derek

VERIFICADO   6 Hour Trip – VIP Fishing (2 Max) on Enero 27, 2020
The best two days fishing with Derek @bigfish charters.. Derek you are a bloody champion! Wished we had another day...
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Carl L.
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January fishing trip

VERIFICADO   NUEVO  6 Hour Trip – Kingfish (Shared) on Enero 3, 2021
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