July 24, 2017

Plenty of good fish at this time of year!

The cold weather is definetly here, but don't let that stop you getting out there and enjoying the great winter fishing! I have been fishing close to home and have been finding some nice sized Snapper in 15 to 30 metres of water. Three weeks in a row, I have caught plenty of fish at the bottom end of Waiheke Island and I expect the area to fish well for at least another month. Each trip I have had plenty of action on the New Penny Nemesis and because it is a larger bait, the average fish has been around 50cm, some really nice size eating.

The main factor which gives me the extra edge to my 'catching' is the quality electronics. I locate the structure, scouting the drop offs, using the extra detailed Navionics Platinum Fish Data. I like to fish in the strongest area of current and use the sounder to hunt the fish in these areas. Since turning on the zoom feature on my Raymarine ES78 the anticipation of fish sign has added some extra success and further excitement with my soft baiting.

Here is the general route I have been heading for my latest adventures from Bucklands Beach, the map is downloaded from my on board tracker. Another option to shorten the ride, is to launch from Kawakawa Bay. If you join their club you can make use of the members ramp and facilities.

Enjoy some video action of how easy the soft baiting is of late, don't give up on softbaits, as it is worth persisting.

There are plenty of bait fish in the area too and be sure to be ready for any Kingfish! Check out another of my recent videos.

Join in with the exciting Jetskifishing events coming up over the next few months. Our last social trip for the year is in September, don't miss out on one of the remaining spots.

Cheers, Andrew Hill 

July 03, 2017

Winter Jetskifishing for big fish!

It has been a busy few weeks including just hosting my latest Jetskifishing education seminar. It was really great to see plenty of interest from a massive group of Jetskifisho's who were eager to learn more about the sport.
With over 10 years of Jetskifishing experience, it still amazes me that there is always something to be learnt from every adventure. Sharing many of these experiences with other anglers can certainly save others lots of time and money, so they can enjoy the sport to its full potential. There were so many of the attendees of the seminar interested in learning more about soft baiting.  With most of the queries around which jig weights I use, as many who arent catching fish haven't been using enough weight to get the baits to the bottom. I personally use 1oz minimum. Most importantly you need to use the appropriate size/length jig head, so the hook is the necessary distance down the bait. If the hook is too short/high, the fish will likely just grab the tail off your bait!
For those new to the sport, it was also an introduction to Ultimate Reel Covers.

They are the only sure way to save your gear from salt water spray, a top priority investment for your kit. Jetskifishing is a harsh environment and your fishing tackle will receive long-term damage that will unnecessarily cost lots of money and also affect the performance of your gear.

There were plenty of aspects of the sport covered in my latest seminar, in particular the importance of safety. Some vital equipment needed for anglers jetskifishing are a Handheld VHF and Personal Locator Beacon, its amazing that there are still many people that are yet to add this to their basic kit. Safety is paramount, please take advantage of my best priced safety gear. There was also education on reboarding a ski from deep water and how this is done. The NZ Jetskifishing Club is offering a safety drill this coming Sunday, great time for people to join the club so they can be involved.

I will be hosting more seminars throughout the year, keep watching my Facebook Page for more dates coming soon.

Between all the events, work and club activities I managed to fit in some fishing for myself and rewarded with another 20 pound Snapper. This was caught at a location which we will be holding our upcoming September Social Trip. On this latest fishing adventure, the rig used was the 2oz Elevator Rig with a Gulp - Salmon Grub.  This bait sure has caught plenty of big fish, enjoy the latest catch on VIDEO

There was also plenty of Kingfish, check out the VIDEO of the strain they put on the softbait gear.

There are lots of exciting Jetskifishing events coming up over the next few months. Join one of the social trips and sign up to the New Zealand Jetskifishing Club so you can learn more and really enjoy the sport.

Cheers, Andrew Hill

June 13, 2017

Learning more about Jetskifishing

We have just arrived back from another amazing Jetskifishing social trip. The luxurious venue made for just as much fun off the water. This was another capactity trip, with a few new faces joining us and they really enjoyed the company of our experienced anglers who shared their knowledge.

The highlights of these experiences for me is hearing what our guests learn, seeing the improvements to their skills, the excitement of anglers catching personal best fish and the friendships they make by meeting like minded people.

Our next adventure is back up to Doubtless Bay in September, the Monster Snapper Hunt includes $2,500 in CASH PRIZES. Sign up now to avoid missing out, as over half the spots have already sold (limited to only 35 skis)

Check out the latest pictures of our Pauanui trip, additional album at the Jetskifishing Facebook Page.

The venue car parks were at capacity once our convoy of Jetskifishers arrived.

As with all our social trips, it wasn't long before guests had teamed up with others to head out on their fishing adventures.

Plenty of Snapper caught and also a few Kingfish!

The Jetskifishing experiences also have plenty of fun of the water, with other activities to get everyone involved with.

Read our recent groups feedback at the Jetskifishing Facebook Page. I look forward to seeing you involved at one of the next events.


May 26, 2017

Soft baiting for more big Snapper

After a busy 4 days at New Zealand's largest boat show representing Jetskifishing, I took the opportunity to recharge by heading away for some fishing. My pick combo again for soft baiting was the Daiwa BG2500 with the Coastal Rod and it was a great challenge with the Northland Snapper. Check out the gear rig I use with some video of the action.

Plenty of strain put on this light set with some seriously addictive fun and huge fight to land this angry 15 pounder.

Days likes this you want the best gear as the fish were pulling some serious string!


May 12, 2017

Results of the JFK Powersports King of Jetskifishing # 15

This was another amazing event with a massive turnout of Jetskifisho's including many new faces enjoying the sport. 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

Congrats to Matt Cotton who took out the top prize, receiving $1,000 cash and the title 'King of Jetskifishing'. 

King of JSF # 15 full results as follows:

McMURDO Kids Heaviest Snapper

1st  Jack Walker - 2.55kg, 2nd Cooper Hill - 1.70kg, 3rd Alex Johnson - .8kg

DAIWA Heaviest Other Species

1st Dave Purdy - Skip Jack 1.55kg, 2nd Stu Meadows - Skip Jack 1.50kg, 3rd Kirsty Walker - Skip Jack 1.50kg

BERKLEY Heaviest Kingfish

1st Lucky Draw, 2nd Lucky Draw, 3rd Lucky Draw

VAC PRO Heaviest Kahawai

1st Adrian Hubbard - 2.55kg, 2nd Charlie Pou - 2.3kg, 3rd Gavin Stone - 2.2kg

NZ JETSKIFISHING CLUB Legend of Jetskifishing

 Dennis Pou - 3 species, 8.65kg

BERKLEY Average Weight Snapper

Clinton Ballot - 2.30kg

JFK POWERSPORTS King of Jetskifishing, Heaviest Snapper

1st Matt Cotton - 8.1kg, 2nd Dennis Pou - 6.3kg, 3rd Charlie Pou - 5.05kg, 4th Pete BG - 4.6kg, 5th John Hickey - 4.2kg

April 06, 2017

More Personal Bests!

Our latest Jetskifishing social trip lived up to everyone's expectations with 53 Jetskifisho's enjoying amazing conditions, big fish and plenty of fun off the water! These trips allow like-minded anglers an opportunity to learn more about the sport, while amongst the company of guests with various experience levels.


  1. 8.15 KG Pete BG
  2. 7.9 KG Craig Falconer
  3. 7.6 KG Lance Marr

Our next trip is June, make sure you are booked so you too can enjoy the sport to its full potential, with the opportunity to catch something special. Book your spot online at Jetskifishing, 4 days includes meals at a luxury resort for $545 per person.

Check out our photos of our recent trip, this shows what these events are about.

Craig with some big Snapper caught with the Gulp - Orange Tiger Grub


Lance fishing on his Sea-Doo GTX, caught this 16 pound PB Snapper, after some friendly tips from some of our other guests.

Iain joined us for another fun trip, driving all the way from Taranaki to join us on this latest experience.

Andrew Barker on his first Jetskifishing social trip, catches a 14 pound Snapper less than 5 minutes from the boat ramp!

Dave with a couple of Northland pannies, the consistent fish size is often over 13 pound on these adventures.

Pete with another big Snapper, taking out fish of the trip at 18 pound, being caught on the Gulp - Closing Night Nemesis.

The Doubtless Bay - Ultimate Jetskifishing Experience crew of April 2017

(Check out some of our guests trip reviews on the Jetskifishing Facebook Page)

Another exciting event to also get involved with, the JFK Powersports King of Jetskifishing is April 30th. $65 per adult, $35 per child, EVENT T-SHIRT ORDERS CLOSE THIS WEEK!

February 27, 2017

More big catches at the latest club comp

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.

If you own ski, get signed up to NZ's biggest Jet-ski event! King of Jetskifishing # 15, April 30th 2017, SUPER EARLY BIRD PRICING is only $35, FINAL 2 days to enter at this special price!

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