Captain
Katarina Jung

Member since September 2015

Paihia, New Zealand

Background
On board, we have Northlander Jeff Crooks, an experienced Skipper who holds an Inshore Launch Masters Certificate (ILM). Jeff lives and breathes the sea and his passion is in fish finding and teaching young and old, how to catch the big one! He is great at making everyone on board feel comfortable, safe and at ensuring they have a good time. Jeff spent his first 40 years in Northland, teaching kids on the sea, and became the Sailing Master of the Bay of Islands Yacht Club for several years along with his professional career. We warmly welcome Jeff and his family back home after 7 years Charter Fishing in the Hauraki Gulf.

Hey, I'm Captain Katarina Jung

Paihia, New Zealand
Background
On board, we have Northlander Jeff Crooks, an experienced Skipper who holds an Inshore Launch Masters Certificate (ILM). Jeff lives and breathes the sea and his passion is in fish finding and teaching young and old, how to catch the big one! He is great at making everyone on board feel comfortable, safe and at ensuring they have a good time. Jeff spent his first 40 years in Northland, teaching kids on the sea, and became the Sailing Master of the Bay of Islands Yacht Club for several years along with his professional career. We warmly welcome Jeff and his family back home after 7 years Charter Fishing in the Hauraki Gulf.
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Customer Reviews

4.18 out of 5 stars from 20 reviews

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Went fishing on Friday, March 24, 2017

We had an excellent days fishing. Personally best for me. Geof (sorry if the spelling is incorrect), did an excellent job entertaining us with his sometimes robust vocabulary (all good), and of cause finding all of us a good catch. 52 fish including Snapper, Parrot Fish, Leather Jacket, Cod and Kingfish. Obviously excellent at his job. Well done Geof and thanks for a great day!! Cheers Phil and Nevin

Fished March 2017

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Katarina Jung (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Saturday, March 25, 2017

Big thanks for sharing your experience Phil!!! It means everything to us!
Pleasure was all ours and we hope to see you on board soon again!
Best regards/Katarina Spot-X

Went fishing on Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Too much bad language from Captain and he was more interested in his own fishing.

William Mccreadie does not recommend Spot-X Fishing Experiences

Fished March 2017

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Katarina Jung (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, March 9, 2017

Hi, thank you for your feedback William! I am sorry to hear that your experience was not as you expected. What you describe is not what we try to achieve and I apologize for what happened. I hope you want to give us another chance one day! Kind regards /Katarina Spot-X

Went fishing on Sunday, March 5, 2017

Great experienced skipper. Helped everyone. A few nice fish caught, not by all. Hey that’s fishing!

Fished March 2017

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Katarina Jung (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Big thanks for your review and understanding of (slow) fishing!!! Hope to see you soon again!!!
Best regards,
Katarina Spot-X

Went fishing on Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Fishing was great but would have liked to have caught more variety and larger fish. I am still planning to book again before I go home

Fished February 2017

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Katarina Jung (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Hi Harry, thank you for your review and trust to come again!!! It was a pleasure having you and your cool team on board!
Hope to see you on board soon again!
Best/Katarina Spot-X

Went fishing on Saturday, January 21, 2017

Fantastic very professional and we caught heaps of fish

Fished January 2017

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Went fishing on Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Our captain didn’t show people how to bait the hook, or how to use the rods brake and what to do if they got a bite. There were 2 people on our trip who had to learn from the others on the boat.
We spent 4 hrs driving around looking for fish without success, a disappointing day

John Mcdonald does not recommend Spot-X Fishing Experiences

Fished January 2017

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Katarina Jung (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, January 29, 2017

Hi John, I am very sorry to hear you had that kind of experience! Some days the fish are not there, I am sure you know that. But I will give the feedback to the skipper regarding the bad support from him. It is not the way we shall treat our guests. Please come back and give us another chance. We will give you 40% off for the three of you.
Kind regards,
Katarina

Went fishing on Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Fished January 2017

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Katarina Jung (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, January 26, 2017

Thank you Clarence, your review really makes the difference!!! Hope to see you on board soon again! Kind regards /Katarina Spot-X

Went fishing on Thursday, January 19, 2017

Great time, searched until we found good fish!

Fished January 2017

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Katarina Jung (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, January 22, 2017

Hi Brett, thank you for your review and feedback! People like you really makes the difference for us! Pleasure having you on board! Hope to see you again! Cheers/Katarina Spot-X

Went fishing on Saturday, January 7, 2017

Plenty of catch.

Fished January 2017

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Katarina Jung (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Thank you Michael! Great to have you on board and hope to see you soon again!
Best regards/Katarina Spot-X

Went fishing on Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Susan Trenouth does not recommend Spot-X Fishing Experiences

Fished January 2017

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Katarina Jung (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Friday, January 13, 2017

Hi Susan,
Thank you for your review! I understand your trip was not what you expected. I am happy to hear more what the worst things were, if you want to share that with us.
Thank you for your time and feedback.

Kind regards,
Katarina Spot-X

Went fishing on Friday, January 6, 2017

A perfect day spent out at sea! Skipper Jeff made the whole experience fun for everyone and ensured we all had at least one catch. I will definitely be recommending this to everyone!

Fished January 2017

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Katarina Jung (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Friday, January 6, 2017

Thank you Sophie! Your feedback makes the difference for us! Big thanks!!! /Katarina Spot-X

Went fishing on Monday, January 2, 2017

Fished January 2017

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Katarina Jung (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, January 2, 2017

Thank you very much for your review!!!
May I ask what would have made the overall to a 5-star?
Best regards/Katarina Spot-X

Went fishing on Thursday, December 29, 2016

good trip

Fished December 2016

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Katarina Jung (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Saturday, December 31, 2016

Thank you so much for your great review from December fishing trip with Spot-X!!! A great pleasure to have you on board! Thank you Kevin! /Katarina Spot-X

Went fishing on Sunday, December 4, 2016

weather was perfect, the skipper was knowledgeable and helpful, and we caught plenty of fish.

Fished December 2016

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Katarina Jung (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, December 19, 2016

Thank you Colin for your feedback! Hope to see you again without needs of exchange! Best regards/Katarina Spot-X

Went fishing on Thursday, November 24, 2016

Fished November 2016

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Katarina Jung (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, December 19, 2016

Thank you for your feedback! Your words are very important for us! Thanks/Katarina Spot-X

Went fishing on Thursday, November 17, 2016

Fished November 2016

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Went fishing on Tuesday, November 1, 2016

A stunning morning. Great skipper. Very helpful & informative. Caught plenty of fish,all filleted by Mike. Highly recommended. Would go again.

Fished November 2016

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Went fishing on Saturday, October 22, 2016

Shit

James Cogger does not recommend Spot-X Fishing Experiences

Fished October 2016

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Katarina Jung (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Hello James - thankyou for your feedback, it was unfortunate the fishing was slow that morning, better luck next time you visit the Bay.

Went fishing on Friday, April 15, 2016

Great guys with a lot of experience - very helpful and patient (we are beginners). We had a very good time fishing and plenty of fish for dinner :-) We would do it again!

Fished April 2016

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Katarina Jung (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Saturday, April 16, 2016

Thankyou for your comments Roland, it was a pleasure to have you both on board.
Come and see us again next time you are in NZ.
Safe travels.

Wendy

Went fishing on Thursday, December 24, 2015

Had so much fun, our skipper was lovely and very helpful. Would definitely recommend this charter for others looking for a great time out fishing!

Fished December 2015

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