Consine Holdings T/a Birdwing Fishing Tours

Member since May 2016

Sandspit, New Zealand

Background
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

Consine Holdings T/a Birdwing Fishing Tours

Sandspit, New Zealand
Background
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

Our Charter Listings

Sandspit
trips from
US$ 501
Whangaparaoa
trips from
US$ 602
Auckland
trips from
US$ 465

Fishing Reports

Large Kahawai in the harbour

July 07, 2016

The day started chilly. We had decided to try our luck in the harbour just before high tide. We anchored at Stanley point and wooppie-a small school of Kahawai arrived.I had previously attached my new ledger traces with floating… Read Full Report →

Customer Reviews

4.50 out of 5 stars from 2 reviews

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Went fishing on Sunday, January 17, 2016

Have to confess that I’m not a good sailor (or a fisherman for that matter) but a 6 am start from Westhaven which began with a life jacket drill and safety briefing immediately put me at ease.  Our skippers Judy and Craig are ocean sailers and it shows.  First stop - Waiheke via Motuihe Channel.  It was chilly as we drifted, so we anchored in the shelter of Te Miro Bay.  Using squid bait and pilchards the action was slow so Judy suggested we move up past Matiatia Bay.  Better luck here as we caught 4 pan sized snapper.  Drifted for a bit then headed towards Mullet Bay, Motutapu where it was decided to anchor in the deeper water (20 m). Very sunny in the afternoon so we were pleased to have the shelter of the awning.  With 4 people fishing, Craig managed to keep us untangled from the burley pot and each other!  Time to head home through the Motuihe Channel where we did some stray-lining.  Hooked 2 Kahawai and then a large snapper.  Fabulous day out.  Thanks Judy and Craig.

Fished January 2016

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Went fishing on Tuesday, September 13, 2016

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.

Fished September 2016

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Consine Holdings T/a Birdwing Fishing Tours (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Saturday, 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!