Birdwing Fishing Tours - Sandspit

1429 Sandspit Road
Sandspit, New Zealand

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About this listing

Boat Specs

McLay (Aluminum fishing) originally built in 2002, and restored in 2013. Powered by 315HP Yanmar engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 20 knots.

Length
28 ft
Capacity
6 persons
Types of Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Fishing Techniques
Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Drift Fishing
Targeted Species
 
Hapuka
 
John Dory

 
Kahawai
 
King Mackerel (Kingfish)

 
Snapper (Pink)
 
Tarakihi

 
Trevally (Bigeye)
 
Tuna (Albacore)

 
Tuna (Skipjack)
Description

Owned and operated by mature and helpful operators Judy and Craig, Birdwing Fishing run exciting and varied fishing trips from a variety of locations on the east coast of New Zealand’s North Island. Departing from Sandspit Wharf, they have excellent access to Kawau Island and the Little Barrier Island, which are not only scenic trip locations but also home to some fantastic fishing.

You will be fishing aboard a fast alloy boat, the Birdwing. Powered by an inboard Yanmar diesel engine, the boat cruises at 20 knots and will take you quickly to the area’s best fishing spots. The boat is fully equipped with top quality electronics by Furuno and Raymarine, and also features a quick release Maxwell anchor to allow you greater flexibility throughout your trip.

During your trip you will usually try a combination of drifting (straylining) and anchoring, fishing with plenty of berley and bait in order to attract the most desirable fish. You will usually explore a variety of fishing spots, searching for bird workups and baitballs to find the best bite, and as well as using bait and berley you will have the chance to fish with softbaits and lures. With experienced and enthusiastic ocean sailors as skippers, you will have plenty of support throughout the journey.

Experienced fishermen are welcome to bring their own gear but are advised to go easy on the luggage in order to save space. For information about trips departing from Westhaven Z Pier, Auckland, and Whangaparaoa please see Birdwings’ other listings by clicking on the captain’s profile below.

Amenities
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Fly Fishing Equipment
Bed
v berth (one side only)
Flybridge
Snorkelling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Music Cd only
Wireless Trolling Motor
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
v berth (one side only)
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
unless stated on trip (single payment)
Live Bait
Plus heaps of berley
Lures
limited number per session
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Biscuits & crackers
Drinks
Tea/coffee/juice
First Mate
Fishing License
Lunch
Fly Fishing Equipment
Policies
Deposit non-refundable
Deposit non-refundable under normal circumstances. In case of unsafe weather conditions, you can choose a different trip date or cancel with a full deposit refund.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.

Other Policies 
Child Friendly
 
No Smoking
Occas cig on transom only
 
You Keep Catch
 
Catch and Release Allowed
Payment

15% deposit charged upfront by FishingBooker to guarantee your reservation. The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the captain on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods: Cash, Bank Transfer, PayPal.

About the Charter Operator

Consine Holdings T/a Birdwing Fishing Tours
Sandspit, New Zealand
Member since May 2016
Both Skippers Judy & Craig (Maritime NZ SRL Qualified) are Ocean yacht sailors from 1987. Started Birdwing Fishing Tours in Auckland New Zealand in 2013. Judy is the hunter gatherer whilst Craig is the Captain , caring for the vessel. We built an 18m yacht in Australia and sailed aroung the Pacific arriving back in Auckland in 1989. Currently we are busy refurbishing the original yacht SAMMY moored at Kawau Is. We look foward to meeting other keen fishers. Snapper , Kahawai ,Trevally , John Dory and Kingfish are our target species
Response time: 1 hour
Response rate: 100%

Customer Reviews

4 out of 5 stars from 1 review

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This charter is more suited to causal anglers. The bait situation could of been a lot better in quantity & quality. Will take my family out with them for a trip.

Henry Mccambridge • Fished September 13, 2016
Consine Holdings T/a Birdwing Fishing Tours (The Captain)
Replied to this review on September 24, 2016

Thank you for your comments.Will supply another large wooden bait board on rear area..Larger amounts of pilchards. mullet,bonito or trevally plus squid in future.We enjoyed the day with Henry & friends. Perhaps,in retrospect we went traversing too far looking for non-eventuating pinnacles near Little Barrier.Its all a learning time out there!

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Location

  • 1429 Sandspit Road, Sandspit
    0982, New Zealand