Fishing Charters Bay of Islands

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



          Day Rates From – $1,850.00 P/Day Game Fishing

We are big on running lures to find striped marlin,  Blue Marlin, Broadbill Swordfish  and yellowfin tuna . When we have find the fish we will generally switch over to live Baits. If you ever wanted to learn all the old-school Snooks Fuller style techniques of running live and dead baits then this is your opportunity. We will fish with lures or baits and if you are new to game fishing then there’s a great opportunity to learn from some great skippers. 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 skippers 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.