Deep Sea Fishing

DEEP SEA FISHING

TARGET SPECIES: Marlin & Tuna

EQUIPMENT: Rods and tackle supplied by your host or you can supply your own gear. All equipment is supplied by your skipper but feel free to bring your own equipment if you like. NOTE: Any equipment that is borrowed must be returned and charges will apply for any lost equipment such as rods or lures etc.

MINIMUM: 4 People

MAXIMUM: 6 People

COST: $1300.00

Marlin fishing (also called billfishing) is considered by some game fishermen to be a pinnacle of offshore game fishing, due to the size and power of the four marlin species and their relative rareness.
Pacific blue marlin captures have increased in New Zealand over the last 10 years, and blue marlin are now consistently caught from along the eastern coast of the North Island. The Waihau Bay and Cape Runaway area is particularly well known for blue marlin. Blue marlin encountered in New Zealand tend to be of large average size with most averaging 300 to 500 pounds (140 to 230 kg). Larger specimens in the 600-pound (270 kg)-plus class are hooked and landed every year. Most New Zealand blue marlin are taken by lure fishing, with a wide variety of locally made and imported lures being popular.
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