The last couple of weeks has seen some amazing fish caught by our fans.
Our Doubtless Bay Social Trip was one of the recent locations that saw some real monsters caught. Like-minded fisherman, both new and experienced anglers enjoyed this latest adventure while catching big fish. The majority of our guests fish with soft baits, so attending these trips are an easy way to learn more about lure techniques.
We were so excited after fishing at the social trip, that a few of us headed back up there a week later for more of the action. The Ramada in Taipa was our base for this road-trip, this allowed us to venture further North to one of my favourite destinations, Cape Reinga. The fishing location is very remote and requires a lot of experience to launch and retrieve without incident! Enjoy the VIDEO showing the stunning location and how great the fishing was on this dream day.
Cape Reinga was one of our bucket list dreams and the catches were well worth the efforts to complete the trip.
There are so many attributes that make personal water craft fishing as popular as it is... High on the list is the ease of travelling and launching my Sea-Doo at remote destinations which makes for adventures I couldn't achieve on other platforms.
We have another cool adventure planned next month, don't miss out on joining us where we experience great fishing at the Alderman Islands. This is another active fishery at a stunning location, sign up to learn more about the sport and enjoy some catching with some of our best fisherman.
Fishing off a personal watercraft has so many benefits, but the convenience for quick after work missions would be one of the best attributes for me. Yesterday evening my son Cooper and I took advantage of the lovely weather and headed out for a calm water ride to the area of Maria Island. The distance is a comfortable 20 minute ride from Bucklands Beach and the location has a reputation for holding plenty of Snapper due to its rocky terrain. The downside with fishing this area is the shallow water combined with the foul ground can often find yourself getting snagged and the bigger fish will eagerly bust you off.
While fishing this area we spotted some Terns working the bait fish. We assumed it would be Kahawai beneath the bubbling water however we were pleasantly surprised to be catching Snapper before hitting the bottom! We found 12 to 15 metres depth held the fish along the contour line, that we located with the sounder. While fishing 1 oz of weight the fish were most aggressive as the bait was sinking back towards the ski after the cast. The pick bait for Cooper were Gulp Chocolate Sparkle - Squid Vicious, while I had the most success on Gulp New Penny Nemesis.
We are so fortunate to have such a great fishery in New Zealand, we called it quits once catching enough for our meals and enjoyed a lovely ride back at sunset to complete another day living the dream.
One of the big attractions with fishing on a personal water craft is that we can easily travel on adventures to most fishing destinations within our country. We have recently arrived back from another exciting social trip where we based ourselves at the lovely destination of Doubtless Bay. We had the company of guests from as far away as Hawkes Bay and the Taranaki, it is pleasing to know they frequent our trips after rating them as 'not to miss experiences'. This particular trip had 55 eager anglers and it lived up to all our expectations. The venue is the perfect location to have all the luxuries and comforts and also a central base for various launch options if encountering any challenging weather.
As much as everyone joins these trips for the fun, social, learning and holiday, it is also very special to see people catching their personal best catches and making new friendships with anglers of similar interest.
We were fortunate to experience the best catching yet of any of our trips. Plagued with nice sized table fish and ranging up to some extra special 20 pound plus Snapper for our guests!
Check out some video of the spectacular wash fishing up at the Light House.
Enjoy some of the many pics we captured on this latest trip. We are heading back to this same venue in April and only have 4 spots left if you would like to join us!
This week I will be heading off on a road trip and visiting two Central North Island locations to host seminars about Jetskifishing. This Thursday night for those of you based near Mount Maunganui, I will be joining the friendly team at Action Sports Direct. For our Palmerston North crew, I will be hosting a seminar with the team at AFC Motorcycles on Friday night. The latest Sea-Doo GTX will be on display and is a great opportunity for anglers to hear first hand all the latest features and benefits of this fishing platform. Some of the breaking edge innovations on this watercraft include the large, easy access storage area beneath the handle bars and the new ST3 hull with superior stability - a real game changer for any fisherman. The evening will include an introduction for those interested in why a personal watercraft is a favoured fishing platform for recreational fishers, safety tips, gear preparation, rigging your ski, education and snapper catching techniques. I am looking forward to catching up with anglers from different regions throughout the country, hope to see you on the night.
The weather in New Zealand is at record temperatures and with 1000's of Jetskifisho's enjoying the sport we are hearing of some great catches throughout the country. With the added excitement of the sport and so many new people being interested and purchasing watercrafts. I will be touring New Zealand over the coming months providing seminars to introduce people to the sport and sharing my tips including what gear I use and how I catch the big fish. You can RSVP for one of these free evenings at your local Sea-Doo dealer through the below event link for your area.
Here is another video, of my latest session in the Far North where some of the fish are more than what we can handle! We still have a couple of spots left for our next social trip in the Far North, we hope to see you there, please book now to avoid missing out.
Awesome results with another big turnout of Jetskifisho's including many new faces enjoying the sport. Lots a great pics are on our Jetskifishing Facebook page. If you have a cool product and would like to be involved with sponsoring the next event, please email email@example.com
Congrats to Joseph Mostert who took out the top prize, receiving $1,000 cash and the title 'King of Jetskifishing'.
IF ONLY Trophy
GULP Kids Heaviest Snapper
1st Cooper Hill - 2.55kg, 2nd Jack Walker - 2.25kg, 3rd Conner Constant - 1.6kg
1st Pete BG - John Dory 2.65kg, 2nd Alan Donoghue - Gurnard .35kg, 3rd David McKenzie - Gurnard .25kg
1st Pete BG - 6.35kg, 2nd Peter Jacobsen 6.15kg, 3rd Lucky Draw
1st Charlie Pou - 2.55kg, 2nd Pete BG - 2.4kg, 3rd Peter Jacobsen - 2.25kg
Peter BG - 4 species, 14.55kg
Martin Seyfarth - 2.35kg
1st Joseph Mostert - 4.45kg, 2nd David McKenzie - 4kg, 3rd Daniel Michev - 3.85kg, 4th Sean Taylor - 3.75kg, 5th Neels Erasmus - 3.35kg
What I love most about Jetskifishing are the friendships and experiences we enjoy while on our adventures.
I arrange many social trips for clients and friends who are eager to learn more about the sport, while fishing beautiful locations throughout our country. My latest adventure was another trip to Great Barrier Island, it is a truly special location and is without the pressures of a commercialised cities. This trip was once again at full capacity and with a group filling the barge with 15 eager Jetskifisho's.
This particular trip requires the guests to be experienced and well prepared and all with at least a couple years Jetskifishing under their belt.
On arrival to the island it didn't take long to settle in to our base, which was only a stone throw away from a boat ramp and a perfect location where we could catch some good sized Snapper. With a strong wind we opted for most of the trip to beach launch on the eastern side of the island. This always adds to some on tour entertainment with a few of us being slowed down by some beach antics!
The fishing was as we expected with plenty of big fish caught throughout the trip!
This adventure had a great balance of fishing and relaxing. What better way to reflect each day after a days fishing, over a few coldies and a meal with our fantastic group of Jetskifisho's.
If you haven't joined us for one of our social trips, it's time to get involved so you too can get the most enjoyment out of the sport.
We have many fun and exciting activities planned over the summer and we look forward to seeing you signed up.