Category Archives: Bay of Plenty

Bay of Plenty sea fishing

Marlin – Mt Maunganui – Astrolabe Reef – Happy 60th Birthday

Marlin. Doug Payton (right) with his 60th birthday 105 kg striped marlin caught near Astrolabe Reef

Marlin – Mt Maunganui – Astrolabe Reef – Happy 60th Birthday by Andrew Padlie Doug Payton (right) with his 60th birthday 105 kg striped marlin caught near Astrolabe Reef. What do most people do for their 60th Birthday? Well, have a party of course. You get heaps of presents from loved ones. Then generally have a good time with your More...

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It took Keith 2 hours and 45 minutes to subdue this powerful 149kg mako shark.
By Allan Burgess On Saturday, November 3rd, 2018
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White Island Mako Shark, Kingfish Won Tons, Coke Bottle Albacore Tuna

White Island Mako Shark – Keith Chin and Neil Bond Travel to the Bay of Plenty for Some Very Exciting Fishing by Keith Chin The author about to release a White Island yellowtail kingfish.Photo Neil Bond. I More...

Groper Hapuka Featured image
By Allan Burgess On Friday, August 3rd, 2018
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Hapuka or Groper – How to Catch Hapuka in Deep Water

How to Catch Hapuka by Andrew Padlie Bass – Polyprion americanus – weighing 39 kg caught by Colin Dreaver. Photograph Andrew Padlie. Andrew Padlie takes a look at the deepwater reefs off Tauranga More...

The author with a 16.8kg Bay of Plenty yellowtail kingfish taken on 10kg line.
By Allan Burgess On Friday, November 17th, 2017
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Bay of Plenty Kingfish – How to find and catch kingis

Home » Destinations N.I. » Bay of Plenty How to Catch Kingfish in the Bay of Plenty with Andrew Padlie The author hooked into a 15kg Bay of Plenty kingfish on stand-up tackle. Whether you enjoy sitting in the More...

The author Denis Moresby with yellowtail kingfish that was not weighed so that my mates could not catch a bigger one.
By Allan Burgess On Saturday, March 11th, 2017
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Mayor Island Hapuka Experience by DJ Moresby

Mayor Island Hapuka Experience by DJ Moresby Tauranga Harbour, on New Zealand ‘s Central North Island East Coast has a large well-used charter boat fleet: Winter fishing trips targeting Hapuka are one of the More...

The Kon Tiki raft with it's square sail erect. A barley sugar melts when in the sea, dropping the saqil and making it much easier to pull back in.
By Allan Burgess On Thursday, December 4th, 2014
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Using a Kon Tiki Fishing raft at Tauranga’s Papamoa Beach

Kon Tiki Fishing Raft with Denis Moresby The Kon Tiki raft with its square sail erect. A barley sugar melts when in the sea, dropping the sail and making it much easier to pull back in. Some old concepts on how More...