El DONNA - BIG GAME FISHING

68 Marsden Road
Paihia, New Zealand

Fishing out of the amazing Bay of Islands between late December and through to May.

Fishing out of Auckland for the New Zealand Winter and specializing in Bottom fishing for the popular Red Snapper, King fish and multi day trips to Great barrier island, Coromandel and the Gulf Islands.

El Donna holds the unofficial World record for the largest ever Striped Marlin caught on Rod & Reel at 243.6 kg. Blackbill Sportfishing offers Game Fishing Charters out of the Bay Of Islands New Zealand to both the experienced Game Fisherman and to those wanting to experience the thrill of catching a marlin for the 1st time.

Want to catch a Broadbill Swordfish?  Daytime Deep dropping is a specialty and we have some of the largest Broadbill swordfish available in the world!

Eldonna specializes in Big Game Fishing for Marlin/Tuna/Kingfish over summer in the Marlin Capital of New Zealand ( Paihia/Russell) and reef fishing in Auckland over Winter.


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About this listing

Boat Specs

Pelin Sportfisher (Flybridge) originally built in 1978, and restored in 2010. Powered by 420HP CAT 3126 engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 20 knots.

Length
38 ft
Capacity
4 persons
Types of Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Fishing Techniques
Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Bass, Snapper, Kingfish
Trolling
Jigging
Kingfish, Tuna, Marlin
Popping
Kingfish and Marlin
Handline
Spearfishing
Targeted Species
 
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
 
Marlin (Black)

 
Marlin (Blue)
 
Marlin (Striped)

 
Swordfish
 
Tuna (Yellowfin)
Amenities
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Simrad NSS Evo12
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Simrad NSS Evo12
Fly Fishing Equipment
Bed
Sleep 7
Flybridge
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Simrad NSS Evo12
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Simrad NSS Evo12
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
Soft drinks & water
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
 
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 Captain

Lance Manins
Paihia, New Zealand
Member since May 2014
Game Fishing is my passion and having caught hundreds of marlin my biggest joy these days is to help other people enjoy the experience. If im not fishing in New Zealand then I will be found in Tahiti or Cairns for the Big Black marlin Season. With an amazing crew including Capt A.J Barton- Barry and some very capable deck hands we have the ability with El Donna to introduce you to a wide variety of fishing from the fast moving Blue/Striped and Black Marlin to Broadbill Swordfish, Yellowfin Tuna and Kingfish. Eldonna has the enviable reputation of having landed the biggest ever Striped Marlin in the world on Rod and Reel and 243.6KG We have an amazing coastline and fisheries for you to enjoy and we look forward to meeting you soon ! !