The weather has warmed up and so has the sea temperatures with the fish moving in closer just in time to enjoy another exciting summer of fishing. Although the busy season is here, I managed to still sneak out for a couple of amazing fishing sessions, this is the bonus with the quick and easy preparation when heading out on the FISH PRO. Check out my latest two videos! The new hot bait which has been working a treat is the Gulp 7" King Shrimp, with Swamp Gas and Banana Prawn working especially well.
This Tuesday I will be talking about the new Sea-Doo FISH PRO in Hamilton, I hope to see you there to help you get prepped for summer.
We only have a few spots left for the February social trip, be sure to sign up so you too can be included in this fun trip. This is the location of where my latest hot fishing session was, with many of the catch going 70cm plus in length! Come with a group of friends or as a single, the trips are always a blast. You will meet a great group of like-minded people while experiencing one of the most special parts of the country, staying at the stunning Ramada Resort and enjoying an amazing fishery.
Check out the Xmas specials and stocking fillers listed below. Order now or phone us to secure these specials before stock runs out with the Christmas rush.
Have a fantastic Christmas, and feel free to share your fishing adventures on my Facebook Page, I always enjoy seeing what our fans are catching. Be safe on the water, sun smart and be ready for the big fish that strikes your hook!
The water temperature is warming up and the fish are in a frenzy in the Hauraki Gulf in New Zealand. The work-up season has arrived and the Gannets and Dolphins have been busy herding up the bait fish, with Snapper beneath.
I have been enjoying some very special days on the water using the new FISH PRO. The FISH PRO has proven extremely popular, with hundreds of kiwi fisherman eager to purchase the Sea-Doo fishing weapon.
Adding the upgrade option of Fishing Charts is money well spent to help hunting the fish with the Garmin unit. These charts are now available for shipping to our New Zealand customers at the Adventure Fishing shopping website.
Demand has well exceeded availability in New Zealand on the FISH PRO and there will be a few that miss out this side of Xmas! One angler who won't be disappointed is Mark Richardson, he was out with me using his FISH PRO this week for its first adventure.
We have been seeing some amazing sights while being out there! Check out the video of my recent Dolphin experience on the Hauraki Gulf in Auckland.
I have been fishing off personal watercraft for well over a decade now and still remember the day clearly, pondering on how I could make the concept of fishing off a watercraft a reality.
This vision first started when my children and I set off on a fishing adventure holding our rods, but not long after setting off on our journey we quickly realised we had no where to store the fish or the rods.
I enjoy designing and engineering projects, so after brainstorming some innovative ideas, the Ultimate Rod Holder was born. This was just the beginning of this amazing journey and to follow was the development of a line of watercraft fishing products and accessories in my ‘Ultimate’ brand.
For many years I had contemplated the economics of a dedicated personal watercraft for fishing, and would a manufacturer share the same vision, engage my ideas, research and development. This vision, for a manufacturer to use some of my experience from NZ to produce a product rugged enough for the offshore fishing experience was to come to reality.
With a considerable number of hours spent enjoying time on the water I had more time than most to analyse ideas. The concept of someone from little old NZ having an influence on the first production fishing unit seemed unrealistic from the other side of the world!
I was wrong, behind the scenes manufacturers had been watching the excitement of the sport I had grown in our region for many years. There had been plenty of phone calls to me, visits and much talk that one day it could happen.
Over the years I created fishing videos and events which had more than just us in NZ excited! Sea-Doo also saw the potential to take this sport to the world market. As a lead innovator, I was confident Sea-Doo would tick all the boxes to the highest level. That’s where I come in... I was approached to share my knowledge to help design and produce the industry first watercraft built for fishing.
Being involved for the last couple of years with the Fish Pro project has been an amazing adventure. Revealing the new product in Colorado last week on the stage in front of a few thousand people was a proud and emotional moment. For the world to see what is an industry first, designed by the Sea-Doo team with all fishing enthusiasts in mind and influenced by my New Zealand experience and the passion for the sport.
Now over ten years on and I have been able to fulfil my dream with the number one personal watercraft manufacturer Sea-Doo supporting my vision and showing the initiative to bring a personal watercraft for fishing to the world market.
Alongside working with the Sea-Doo team developing this product, I am also privileged to be the Sea-Doo Fish Pro Brand Ambassador, I represent Sea-Doo and am the voice of this amazing new and innovative platform for the global market.
I am excited to tell you more about the Fish Pro as it is highly featured and designed to suit many on the water personal water craft fishing methods. Check out the introduction video.
Sea-Doo Fish Pro Brand Ambassador
The Fish Pro is feature rich and just some of the key attributes that have me super excited for this fishing platform are listed here:
An introduction to the Fish Pro is available at my YouTube Channel.
I will be hosting evenings throughout the country this summer so you can learn more about the Fish Pro, what gear I use and how I catch the fish.
The first evening will be at the OBC (Outboard Boating Club) Auckland RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
The weather is warming up and we still have a few spots left for next months Monster Snapper Hunt, don't miss out on this awesome event. You can also win big CASH PRIZES while enjoying some of the countries best Snapper fishing with like minded fisho's.
If you haven't been getting out on the water, you are missing out on one of the best times of the year to fish. I have been on another adventure to the region of our next social trip and once again it didn't disappoint! This massive Snapper was caught on the new Gulp 10" Eel, available online.
These big Snapper put some serious hurt on the gear so if you are targeting them, be prepared with the right equipment for the job. The rig I used to catch this 23 pounder was caught with the following gear
Check out the video action and this fish being weighed in on the scales.
The big baits had consistently good results attracting the better sized fish, we also had the bonus of catching some nice sized Trevally as well. This session was epic, with more fish released than kept, days like that are an experience of a lifetime.
This adventure included a record sized Snapper for Charlie, going 31 pound!
Pete also lived up to his name with another 20 pounder on a Gulp bait!
It is winter here in New Zealand but this doesn't stop us heading out to enjoy some of the best fishing we can experience in the year. As you will see, we prepare with the appropriate winter apparel to keep us warm. Our first layer is the warm and comfortable thermal Sharkskin clothing, followed by wet weather gear for any saltwater spray. The masks add to the comfort by avoiding any unexpected spray or winter wind chill while riding. On this road trip adventure Cooper and I headed to the base of our next social trip the Ramada Resort Taipa, in the Far North. The fishing was another couple of sessions that we will remember for life! Don't miss out on joining us at our next adventure up in the Far North, you will also have the chance to win part of the $3,500 cash prize pool while enjoying another cool fishing adventure.
Enjoy watching our latest to videos.
The next morning we headed to Cape Reinga, which is a short 1 hour 45 minute road trip from our base.
Don't miss out on our next adventure, online registrations are limited to 45 skis and selling fast!
IF ONLY Trophy
1st Cooper Hill - 1.20kg, 2nd Alex Johnson - .80kg, 3rd Lucky Draw
ALL PRIZES PRESENTED BY LUCKY DRAW
ALL PRIZES PRESENTED BY LUCKY DRAW
1st Mark Greenfield - 2.05kg, 2nd John Hickey - 1.8kg, 3rd Calvin Khoo 1.6kg
David McKenzie - 2 species, 9.15kg
SEA-DOO Average Weight SnapperPeter Todorov - 2.15kg
1st David McKenzie - 7.70kg,
2nd Calvin Khoo - 5.4kg,
3rd Peter Todorov - 1.65kg,
4th David Johnson - 1.4kg,
5th Steve Harford - 1.4kg
Congrats to David McKenzie who took out the top prize, receiving $1,000 cash and the title
JFK Powersports 'King of Jetskifishing'.
Check out our latest social trip to Pauanui, where we enjoyed another fun adventure with a great group of fisho's.