Captain
Bryan Connell

Member since March 2016

Auckland, New Zealand

Background
I love the wildlife, 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 8 years now and still improving somewhere. Old is Gold and Wood is Good, and the fish seem to love swimming around her "That's for Sure".
Techniques
On Riko Riko Most of the time We use baited circle hooks and rod and reel. It is sustainable because We don't just take from the sea We give something back and in turn the fish will return come back to our shore not only hunted but feed. There is no great science to it We are not fishing for survival but because We can and love the fresh sea air and nothing beat's the taste of Fresh Fish . Love Catch and Release Love eating Fish too 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, 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 8 years now and still improving somewhere. Old is Gold and Wood is Good, and the fish seem to love swimming around her "That's for Sure".
Techniques
On Riko Riko Most of the time We use baited circle hooks and rod and reel. It is sustainable because We don't just take from the sea We give something back and in turn the fish will return come back to our shore not only hunted but feed. There is no great science to it We are not fishing for survival but because We can and love the fresh sea air and nothing beat's the taste of Fresh Fish . Love Catch and Release Love eating Fish too let's keep it Healthy for the next generation and beyond. .

My Charter Listing

Riko Boat Charters - Riko Riko

Auckland
trips from $826

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

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4.89
out of 5 stars from 37 reviews
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Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
89%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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John P.
Sydney, NSW
 5.00
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Fishing with Bryan

VERIFIED   NEW  March 19, 2019
I cant speak more hiilly of Brian . I rang bryan on the 15th March ,a day after my previous booking had been cancelled ....
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Chris O.
Auckland, Auckland
 5.00
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Millennium Day trip with Captain Bryan

VERIFIED   December 12, 2018
we had a fantastic day on Riko Riko and could not have asked for a better skipper than Bryan. The boat RIKO RIKO is a fantastic...
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Brent M.
Auckland, Auckland
 5.00
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Fishing with Bryan

VERIFIED   NEW  March 9, 2019
Good days fishing we were always on the fish skipper is awesome
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Mikhail K.
Auckland, AUK
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March fishing trip

VERIFIED   NEW  March 12, 2019
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Luke M.
Auckland, AUK
 5.00
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Day fishing with Captain Bryan on Riko Riko

VERIFIED   January 5, 2019
Bryan was an amazing captain, knew all the right spots and gave us a great day of fishing. Would be very happy to go back with...
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