Captain
Bryan Connell

Member since March 2016 Auckland, New Zealand
Background
I love the wildlife, so I dive when I can and fish as much as possible. I have skippered many Charter Vessels since "Riko Riko", both big and small, but she has been in my care for 12 years now and I'm still improving in places. Old is Gold and Wood is Good, and the fish seem to love swimming around her, that's for sure.
Techniques
Most of the time we use baited circle hooks and rod and reel fishing. It's sustainable because we don't just take from the sea, but give something back. In turn, the fish will return come back to our shore not only hunted but fed. There is no great science to it, we are not fishing for survival but because we can and because we love the fresh sea air. Of course, nothing beats the taste of fresh fish so let's keep it healthy for the next generation and beyond.

Hey, I'm Captain Bryan Connell

Auckland, New Zealand
Background
I love the wildlife, so I dive when I can and fish as much as possible. I have skippered many Charter Vessels since "Riko Riko", both big and small, but she has been in my care for 12 years now and I'm still improving in places. Old is Gold and Wood is Good, and the fish seem to love swimming around her, that's for sure.
Techniques
Most of the time we use baited circle hooks and rod and reel fishing. It's sustainable because we don't just take from the sea, but give something back. In turn, the fish will return come back to our shore not only hunted but fed. There is no great science to it, we are not fishing for survival but because we can and because we love the fresh sea air. Of course, nothing beats the taste of fresh fish so let's keep it healthy for the next generation and beyond.

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Riko Boat Charters – Riko Riko

47 reviews
Auckland
trips from $785

Fishing Reports

November

November 12, 2016

This month has been a great month in Spring Fishing. We are fishing out wide and noting the increase of larger snapper making their way into the Hauraki Gulf trickling through to the Waitemata. With predominant westerly winds afternoon… Read Full Report →


Last of the Summer Wine on Riko Riko

April 10, 2016

Morning All, Last week's fishing is still bowling on as Summer is never ending,and the weather is relatively calm and apart from a shower on Sunday to remind us Autumn is just round the corner. We are getting smacked… Read Full Report →


Auckland fishing Charters - Fishing Tri

March 13, 2016

Afternoon All, The last few weekends have been full with great weather and great fishing. The weekdays have been even better weather a lot less people out on the water but with fish everywhere. Friday to Sunday Kahawai bubbling… Read Full Report →

Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.82
out of 5 stars from 47 reviews
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Great day with Riko Riko and Captain Bryan
Great day with Riko Riko and Captain Bryan
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Good experience
98%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
98%
Appropriate for children
92%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
98%
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Arthur A.
Hong Kong
 5.00
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Great day with Riko Riko and Captain Bryan

VERIFIED   December 30, 2019
Chartered an 8hour trip with Captain Bryan and had a great time. Bryan was super knowledgeable of the area and brought us fishing...
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Anna H.
Tauranga, BOP
 5.00
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Amazing day!

VERIFIED   January 12, 2020
We went for a day fishing trip with Bryan and had a great time. Took our boys (5 and 7 years old) and they said it was the...
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Raymond F.
Auckland, AUK
 5.00
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8 hours perfect trip with captain

VERIFIED   November 2, 2019
we start fishing around 10am captain found a really good place every bait can get a big size snapper really...
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Scott M.
Auckland, AUK
 5.00
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Work do

VERIFIED   December 13, 2019
Found the spots on a hard day. Great advice. Beautiful day out
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Zane M.
Auckland, AUK
 4.67
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Fishing Bonanza

VERIFIED   November 16, 2019
Bryan ran a great charter - he knows his stuff and where to go to get fish. We had an amazing day and took home a full quota!...
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