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“Great day fixing even in the chop”
Review of Fish Kaikoura

Fish Kaikoura
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Owner description: Fish Kaikoura runs through out the year and caters for smaller groups between 2 & 6 people, providing a more personal touch.We launch from South Bay Marina (Moa Road)so we can have you fishing Blue Cod & other species of fish within minutes of leaving the shore. We will show you how to catch a delicious Crayfish before heading to our bountiful fishing grounds. If you don't catch any fish we will refund you in full!
Reviewed 20 May 2013

Had a great day fishing even though it got a little rough later in the day. We came back with a good amount of sea perch and blue cod as well as two big crawfish! Had a great trip out and would definitely recommend!

3  Thank Mikeinthe408
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Reviewed 2 April 2013

Ended up going out solo with Mark for a half-day. Within 15 minutes of anchoring I was pulling in my first fish (and Mark was genuinely surprised it had taken so long). Must have caught 10 fish between us. Even saw a seal and plenty of albatross. Would go again and again in a heartbeat.

1  Thank Jason N
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Reviewed 18 March 2013

As part of our travels we really wanted to book ourselves a fishing trip, and after picking up a Fish Kaikoura leaflet and speaking to the DOC visitor centre, we booked a trip with Mark.

This turned out to be a cracking choice as Mark was a great skipper and made the trip fun, relaxed and informative. Neither me or my wife had fished before, so having everything set up for us was a bit of a bonus. We ending up catching a lot of fish, mainly sea perch, plus we experienced quite a few close encounters with some big albatrosses. Later Mark gutted the fish we'd caught, prepared them and bagged them up ready for us to take home at the end of the trip.

On the way back to shore we stopped off to check the crayfish baskets and there were enough for us all to take one home. A nice little bonus. Those fellows don't come cheap so to have one included in the price made the trip even more worthwhile.

If you're looking to go fishing in Kaikoura then joining Mark out on his boat is a great choice.

Thank 2xRTW
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Reviewed 21 February 2013

Couldn't recommend this highly enough. Mark was a brilliant host for our 3 hour fishing trip. Very knowledgeable, informative and patient. Plus just a really nice genuine guy.

Caught many sea perch, blue cod and even barracuda on the trip. By the end we got to keep more than 2kg of fresh fish and 3 large crayfish between 4 of us. so we essentially walked off the boat with about $140 worth of seafood. Which makes the $99 price tag for the trip seem very affordable indeed.

You can do lots of activities in New Zealand for twice the price of this fishing trip and not have half the fun. So I can fully recommend this trip to anyone! Great stuff.

1  Thank jimbob2405
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Reviewed 4 January 2013

I recommend this affordable and fun trip for anyone travelling to Kaikoura!! Mark is friendly, patient and knowledgable. We caught heaps of fish and got to take home some Crayfish and Mark did all the hard work for us by baiting the hooks and filleting the fish! We also got to enjoy the wildlife including dolphins, seals, penguins and some incredibly large albatross.

Thanks Mark for an awsome day!!

2  Thank AnnaZQN
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