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Spot-X Fishing Charters

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20B York Street, Russell 0202, New Zealand
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Winter fishing

George the skipper was great, super friendly and helpful, fish were a bit slow but we managed to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
kyladave
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Fabulous new luxury charter boat 'Screaming Reels'

Well done to Stefan and Katarina Jung, owners of this lovely boat. We have just enjoyed an... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Join our daily fishing trips and you will have a personal fishing guide and a unique experience of the supreme places in the Bay of Islands. Spot-X skippers have all minimum of 30 years of fishing tourism and local experience and we work hard to make everyone having a dazzling adventure. Feel the excitement of having a snapper or kingfish hooked on and the sensation of landing it, before the sharks take a bite! Our private charters give our clients the full range of options of fishing or tourism or both. Half day snapper trip A 4 hour fishing trip specialised on reef fishing, bottom fishing on typical 20-50m depth, targeting snapper. We get all sorts of spices; trevally, kahawai, grandady hapuka, blue cod, terakihi and also kingfish. We usually go 30 minutes to the first spot and change spots until we find good fishing. We never give up! Daily morning and afternoon departure. - Shared or Private Charters Kingfish trip A 6 hours fishing trip targeting Kingfish, starting with getting live bait, one of the predators favorites. The Kingfish is a real fighter – join the game! The Kingfish is here all year round and the winter months can produce even bigger ones. Early morning departure. Shared and Private charters available. Full days fishing, 8 hours. - Private charters.
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20B York Street, Russell 0202, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

George the skipper was great, super friendly and helpful, fish were a bit slow but we managed to catch dinner

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Katarina J, Owner at Spot-X Fishing Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Yeah, winter is slowing us all down I think, even the fish...! Great to hear you enjoyed it and got your fresh fish for dinner!!! Hope to see you back soon again! Best regards/Katarina

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well done to Stefan and Katarina Jung, owners of this lovely boat. We have just enjoyed an overnight trip to the Cavalli Islands on Screaming Reels. This boat is amazingly stable in all conditions, has a fully appointed kitchen,bunk rooms, saloon and bathroom. There are...More

Thank Joanne S
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Katarina J, Owner at Spot-X Fishing Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you heaps!!! YOU did an amazing job out there, well done! A great pleasure having you on board!!! Hope to see you back on soon again!!! Best regards/Katarina Spot-X

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Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile

My wife and I enjoyed a lovely trip out to the Bay of Islands on this charter and caught a delicious snapper for lunch. The service was excellent, the skipper very knowledgeable, and the service excellent. Highly recommended! Two of our fishmates caught whoppers.

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Katarina J, Owner at Spot-X Fishing Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2018

Thank you! Great to hear! You did a wonderful job out there! Glad you enjoyed a yummy lunch!!! Best regards / Katarina Spot-X

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Reviewed 23 April 2018

As the skipper drove the boat past some dolphins he pointed out, the dolphins took off after the boat and we were treated to 10 mins of the dolphins cavorting and performing acrobatics behind the boats. And that’s just the start of the trip. George...More

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Katarina J, Owner at Spot-X Fishing Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 24 April 2018

Thank you for coming out with us and thank you for sharing your experience! Sounds like a full on morning! It was great having you on board and we hope to see you back on board soon again! Best/Katarina Spot-X

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Reviewed 4 April 2018

Half Day Snapper Fishing in Bay Of Islands with Skipper George who took us to the right place. George was good in that he asked guests how much fish the wants so that there was no need to catch more than we needed. Very helpful...More

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Katarina J, Owner at Spot-X Fishing Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2018

Thank you very much Norman for sharing your experience being out fishing with us! It really makes the difference! Hope to see you on board soon again! Big thanks/Katarina Spot-X

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Reviewed 13 March 2018 via mobile

I fished on the 0700 trip on 13th March. Boat arrived early for the departure. The skipper George is first class. A really decent guy, attentive, professional and totally hands on. Really cannot fault anything. Ignore previous negative views I think they may be better...More

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Katarina J, Manager at Spot-X Fishing Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 14 March 2018

Thank you very much Graham!!! It is wonderful to hear you enjoyed being out with us! Thank you for sharing! We love what we do and will do it again! See you next time, hope it is soon!!! Best/Katarina Spot-X

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Reviewed 7 March 2018

Over on a business trip to Auckland from Sydney mid Feb, I went on a four hour afternoon charter with a friend from UK and his son - neither of whom had ever been fishing before - or been to the Bay of Islands. There...More

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Katarina J, General Manager at Spot-X Fishing Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 14 March 2018

Magic, thank you for sharing your experience from the Bay with us! Sound amazing the way the Swordfish club delivered and did the job for you, as they always do! Hope to have you on board soon again! Very best/Katarina Spot-X

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Reviewed 3 March 2018

First time my partner has ever been fishing on a boat and I knew from experience that, whenever a woman is on board, they'll catch bigger fish than you. So it transpired. While I managed to land more (6) than anyone else, their combined weight...More

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Reviewed 29 January 2018 via mobile

We had a great trip with our skipper George. Caught both big and small fish. Good gear and George made sure everyone had the equipment and bait needed. The location is beautiful and this is a truly nice way of spending your time.

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Katarina J, Owner at Spot-X Fishing Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 30 January 2018

Thank you very much Eva for sharing your experience with us!!! It is fantastic to hear you enjoyed spending time with us out on the sea! Hope to see you on board soon again! Best/Katarina Spot-X

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Reviewed 20 January 2018

Almost a month since we returned from our trip to New Zealand. Definitely, one of the hi-lites, amongst many, was my half-day fishing trip with SpotX. The Captain was friendly, knowledgeable and considerate of all 4 of those fishing. We each caught many snappers, keeping...More

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Katarina J, Owner at Spot-X Fishing Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 22 January 2018

Michael, we are so happy you enjoyed being out with us!!! It was a great pleasure having you on board! Looking forward seeing you again!!! Big thanks! Best regards/Katarina Spot-X

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angieangelides13
5 February 2018|
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Response from Katarina J | Property representative |
Hi, We have seats on Kingfish charter on the 10th March, it is 6 hours, $250 per person on a cshared charter. On the 8th and 9th we have seats available on shared snapper trips, 4 hours, $115 per person. Hope to see you... More
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angieangelides13
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Response from Katarina J | Property representative |
Hi, Thank you for enquire Spot-X Fishing Charters! We have a few options! A half day snapper charter is 4hours, $115 per person on a shared trip. We are max 8 guests on board and target snapper. We start at 7.00 am and... More
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