Fishing

Game Fishing

Welcome to the Bay of Islands, or, as you might come to know it, the Angler’s Eldorado. Within as little as half an hour of our idyllic shores lie some of the best fishing grounds on the planet, and our very own Russell – New Zealand’s first capital city (as difficult as it may be to imagine of this quaint little town today) – is home to the second oldest game fishing club in the world. Find Charter Boats We have the American author Zane Grey to thank for putting us on the world game fishing map in the 1920s, and in his aforementioned book he predicted, "The New Zealand coast is destined to become the most famous of all fishing waters. It will bring the best anglers from all over the world." His prophecy has proven to be accurate. Almost a century on, anglers are still flocking to our waters in droves during our big game fishing season (December until end of April), in pursuit of the world class experience the Bay of Islands promises. They do not leave disappointed…