We have just enjoyed another fun event with the New Zealand Jetskifishing Club, with plenty of the members showing off their fully rigged skis. More lovely summer weather made for a great day to be on the water. The club has over 120 current club members and it is always nice to see so many giving the comp a good go.
The top three fish were some very nice sized Snapper, with the biggest going 6.6kg, caught on the Gulp - White Glow Grub.
Congrats to David Johnson, the latest winner of our members only fishing comp, winning $500 at the fun half day event and being the latest name to be added to this prestigous trophy.
Check out the weigh-in video at the Jetskifishing Facebook Page.
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The team at Wai Not Tourism were absolutely wrapped with their tuiton and I continue to receive their thanks and positive feedback days after completion. I look forward to seeing the updates on their Jetskifishing Guiding in the Bay of Islands. This will be great for anyone who is looking at getting started with the sport and can try it first while away on holiday.
My trip was completed after a quick Snapper fish a little further North, where soft baits delivered again, catching another 20 pounder. Check out my two latest videos which can help you with some tips on what to expect when that big Snapper hits your bait.
Happy New Year, we have been enjoying some pretty special days on the water this summer. Check out this dream day with my son Cooper at the location of our next Jetskifishing social trip.
I can't get enough of the soft bait fishing, consistently catching good sized fish on my favoured smaller Daiwa rod and reel combo. We couldn't believe the fish sign on the new Raymarine ES78, we knew we were in for some solid fish!
Cooper also caught a new personal best, Gulp Salmon Grub doing the damage again. The Jetskifishing Store only have a few of the Salmons left in stock, as they are being discontinued! Don't miss out, you can order them online, 10 packs maximum per customer.
We have plenty more of what we have been up to on my Facebook Page. If you are ready to gear up with some of my cool Jetskifishing accessories, please call me to arrange an appointment as I may be out there enjoying the fishing!
Much of my time as of late has been helping others learn and enjoy this growing sport. Some of the many activities I donate my time to:
Leading in to the seminars I had taken for granted that for even those who have been enjoying the sport for years, there is still plenty of opportunity to learn from my experience. Here are some key tips I found well received in the latest seminar which the majority who attended werent familar with:
There are so many tips to be learnt at my seminars, above is just a glimpse to what I received feedback on from guests. They really enjoyed seeing the whole Daiwa Sea-Doo kitted to the next level with dual battery system, nav lights etc. and valued the more detailed tips I discussed about my personal softbaiting techniques.
Last week I experienced one of my most exciting adventures yet, I travelled to Great Barrier Island with 9 of our New Zealand Jetskifishing Club members to learn more about the island. The trip was a huge success, a few personal bests caught by my guests and just as many fun times off the water. One of the highlights of the trip was visiting Mulberry Grove School. After a short visit introducing the school to Jetskifishing, the kids were so excited! Enjoy the video and share this with your friends so they too can see how exciting the lifestyle of Jetskifishing is.
My next Great Barrier Island social trip is May 2017, bookings are open, anyone attending would require at least two previous social trips experience. Also required is an all wheel drive vehicle to take advantage of the various launch options I have researched, the trip is limited to 12 people.
This was another awesome event with a big turnout of Jetskifisho's including more interest than ever with woman and kids participating.
Check out our latest video with highlights from the day. Many pics are on the Jetskifishing Facebook page, if you have a cool product and would like to be involved with sponsoring the next event, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Congrats to Brent Martin who took out the top prize, receiving $1,000 cash and the title 'King of Jetskifishing'. Brent has had a great year with Jetskifishing, including catching his first 20 pounder, with his name being added to this latest prestigous trophy.
Great seeing our Jetskifishing Store clients continuing to get the reward after prepping for the sport with quality gear. Hopefully we will see a few more added on the latest trophy after this weeks social trip to Great Barrier Island! (watch the JSF Facebook page for regular updates)
DAIWA Kids Heaviest Snapper
1st Ryan Johnson - 3.00kg, 2nd Josh Kelly - 2.50kg, 3rd Cooper Hill - 1.7kg
1st Lachlan Haddon - John Dory 2.35kg, 2nd Russell Clark - Trevally 1.35kg, 3rd John Hickey - John Dory .95kg
1st Lucky Draw, 2nd Lucky Draw, 3rd Lucky Draw
1st Lloyd Selby-Brown - 2.50kg, 2nd Peter Jacobsen - 2.35kg, 3rd Mark Greenfield - 2.20kg
Grant Roxburgh - 2 species
Russell Clark- 2.25kg
1st Brent Martin - 6.25kg, 2nd Grant Roxburgh - 4.95kg, 3rd Dennis Pou - 3.70kg, 4th Nik Sadler - 3.05kg, 5th John Hickey - 2.90kg
The latest addition to my Ultimate Accessory product range, no more wet car seats and protect your car seats from water and sand. Taking pre-orders now on this Ultimate Seat Protector. Purchase on the introductory price and be guaranteed one in time for your summer of Jetskifishing.
It is all go with Jetskifishing currently, my booking list is growing for high end custom ski fit outs, now with no availability till the end of November! If you are planning on your fit out this side of Xmas, call me now to arrange a booking to have your ski rigged for this summer. Exciting news, my new ski has just received the Daiwa vinyl wrap, looking smart and won't be missed on the water. Check out the full video of the work invovled on this project.
Want to learn more about Jetskifishing, I will be speaking at Action Sports Direct - Mount Maunganui Friday (21st October) Come and check out my latest Sea-Doo, there will be refreshments on the evening and we need an indication of numbers attending.
Some of you wanting to learn more about getting started with Jetskifishing? You can listen to my Radio Live interview where I chat with the team on the Fishing Show who are really liking what they see with our sport.
Yesterday was the New Zealand Jetskifishing Club, Members Only comp where we had some record catches for this fun comp. Always a fun day and great seeing the girls showing the boys they too can catch the big ones when it counts.
Another epic experience in the magical Far North, Doubtless Bay. Challenging weather was not going to ruin the 30 keen Jetskifisho's plans for this adventure. The central location allowed the crew to tow their skis to strategic launching points to minimise riding and find relief from the wind. The trip did not disappoint with some amazing fish caught and plenty of guests improving on their personal best catches, while others were just happily gaining knowledge from experienced anglers. The catches were inspirational and shows why we are hooked on this adrenalin fuelled sport. Check out this bad boy Kingfish which Dave caught weighing in at a massive 18kg.
Here is Mike (pictured below), first time on a social trip and landing this 12 pound Snapper after heading out with some new fishing buddies.
More Kingfish action, Brent with a nice Kingy to take home.
New Zealand Jetskifishing Club member, Daniel with a personal best Trevally.
Nik with a Snapper easily cracking 10 pound.
The trips are always plenty of fun activities off the water to enjoy.
Snapper of the trip was this 9.55 kg Snapper caught on the Gulp Orange Tiger Grub.
The social trips are the best opportunity to learn more about the sport, meet like-minded people while enjoying a holiday of a lifetime. Join us at our next experience March 2017, only 4 spots left, don't miss out on attending with our group of 45 Jetskifisho's.