Fishing Charters Paihia & Bay of Islands

Looking for Fishing Charters Paihia & Bay of Islands? El Donna is famous for landing the largest striped marlin in the world on rod & reel. Learn more…


          Day Rates From – $2,150.00 P/Day for Marlin                                                                                                                                                       Specials for Kingfish as well

The Bay Of Islands has the best billfish fishery available in New Zealand and is home to many world records including the largest ever Striped Marlin and Broadbill Swordfish in various line classes . The crew fish with lures or baits and if you are new to game fishing then there’s a great opportunity to catch your 1st marlin .  We also have Yellowfin Tuna, Shorbill Spearfish, Mahimahi and a great run of Blue Marlin between Mid December and late March. We do all this and more on our sport fishing charters Bay of Islands! Blue 1

Experienced and want a committed crew?
We  recognise that some anglers have more experience than others and simply require the boat, the skipper and the quality gear to catch marlin with and would rather manage the deck work themselves. El Donna and one of her quality crew are perfect for this requirement. Due to minimum crew requirements, skipper-only charters are subject to strict conditions.

Game fishing season runs late December through to June each year
We fish in the Bay Of islands from December through to June and will fish up and down the coast wherever the fish are. From this base we can fish Cape Brett,  the Poor Knights, or venture north through Whangaroa and beyond to North Cape.

We recommend that you plan on a 2-3 day trip which gives you the chance to fish where ever the fish are. We will go wherever the fish are biting. Bring your favourite jig and softbait outfit and you will get the opportunity most days to swing a jig or soft plastic for a kingfish or snapper or two.