New Zealand Jigging Report

Discussion in 'Offshore Fishing Reports' started by Ragman, Jun 7, 2006.

  1. Ragman

    Ragman Moderator

  2. ksong

    ksong SPONSOR

    Three Kings Island, NZ is truely jig fisherman's paradise if weather cooperate.
    It is unbelievable 40-80 lbs yellowtail (kingie) are willing to take your jigs and if you want to jig some huge giant seabass/hapuka (kind of grouper), you just run only a few miles for deeper water. The area is also world renowned fishing ground for biggest kind striped marline and broadbill swordfish averaging 300-600 lbs ! But there are only dozen sportfishing boats at most even in the prime season !
    I am going back next April on the Cascade with 6 other fishermen. Basil is joining the trip. If weather is good enough, we are going to fish swordfish everynight in addition to extensive daytime jigging.
    Randy of Anglers-proshop also chartered the Oracle, which is owned by the same owner of the Cascade. The Oracle is bigger boat and I believe Randy takes 10 guys on the boat. We might fish alongside except for swordfishing at night.