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Spot-X Fishing Charters

Member since September 2015 Russell, New Zealand
Background
We love fishing and value the hard work striving to give you the very best fishing experience! These values has been passed on to us and are shared by our company colleagues and family. We combine our passion with decades of fishing experience. We have the crew, the boats, the equipment and the location providing unique fishing adventures in and from the magnificent Bay of Islands. With a wide range of charters and a huge variety of high quality fishing gear to optimize your experience we aim to give you something very special to remember! Experience a personal guide to the hottest fishing places in the Bay or out on the Deep Sea with safe and professional skippers, ensuring everyone, novice or experienced, has a dazzling adventure! Welcome onboard!!!

Hey, we're Spot-X Fishing Charters

Russell, New Zealand
Background
We love fishing and value the hard work striving to give you the very best fishing experience! These values has been passed on to us and are shared by our company colleagues and family. We combine our passion with decades of fishing experience. We have the crew, the boats, the equipment and the location providing unique fishing adventures in and from the magnificent Bay of Islands. With a wide range of charters and a huge variety of high quality fishing gear to optimize your experience we aim to give you something very special to remember! Experience a personal guide to the hottest fishing places in the Bay or out on the Deep Sea with safe and professional skippers, ensuring everyone, novice or experienced, has a dazzling adventure! Welcome onboard!!!
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My Charter Listings

SpotX Fishing Charters – Wairere

87 reviews
Russell
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trips from $94

SpotX Fishing Charters - Screaming Reels

11 reviews
Russell
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trips from $194

Fishing Reports

Great hapuka,rewarding kingis...

July 10, 2020

... and plenty of snapper! So the weather has not been great to say the least, however we are still managing to get out there amongst it and the fishing has been generally quite good. Kingies have been a… Read Full Report →


Quality snapper and kingies getting fat

May 31, 2020

Welcome back from lockdown. It is lovely to be out there again since level 2, even though the weather could have been more like during lockdown! So we have been a bit limited on what we can target.  Snapper fishing… Read Full Report →


Win a PENN jigging set, value NZD599!!!

May 11, 2020

HOW? Go on ANY charter, on ANY boat, with SpotX in May or June and you are IN FOR THE DRAW to win this high end set including the full metal body reel PENN FATHOM 25N and the top… Read Full Report →


Plenty of options when fishing in the Ba

March 20, 2020

So the world environment has changed a lot in the last month or so and so has our weather. We have finally had some rain and with it some wind. The hot calm summer weather pattern has changed to… Read Full Report →


Summer change in the waters

February 05, 2020

The snapper have pretty much finished spawning and the majority have moved back out of the bay. There are still some nice snapper out deep in the 50 metre plus area. There re also some nice snapper in the… Read Full Report →


Snapper and Kingfish in full spawn mode

December 06, 2019

Fishing Report From The Bay Of Islands! The water has warmed up considerably in the last few days and the snapper are in full in spawn mode. The snapper fishing is on and off with some days just full… Read Full Report →


Lots of life out on the water!

November 11, 2019

The snapper have moved into the bay in large numbers getting ready for spawning. Good numbers and sizes are here on the regular spots being the patches of foul throughout the main Bay Area. Old story though. When not… Read Full Report →


FISHING IS GOOD!

October 22, 2019

Spring Fishing is challenging and you need to know what you are doing! Some luck might be good too! The Fish is here and the Fishing is good on the various depths and for plenty of species. So get… Read Full Report →


FULL ACTION ON THE DEEP REEFS

September 18, 2019

FISHING REPORT FROM THE BAY OF ISLANDS Spring is here meaning we have all the seasons in one day! Fishing in the Bay still have some of the winter character left with good variety of species in the bin.… Read Full Report →


Fish the Spring

August 30, 2019

To end up with a good variety species from the 10-40 m reefs, i.e Blue Cod, Pink Mau Mau, Gurnard, Grandaddy Hapuka, Kahawai, Snapper and more, you will probably need to change spots a couple of times until you… Read Full Report →


FAT WINTER FISH!

July 18, 2019

Use big baits and hooks to help avoid the smaller fish! Snapper fishing has slowed down with the cooler weather. Alot of small fish around with the odd good fish among them. Use big baits and hooks to help… Read Full Report →


FAT AND BEAUTIFUL WINTER SNAPPER AND KIN

July 01, 2019

The Snapper are in TOP condition and seem to be feeding in very shallow waters! Within casting range off the bricks! Gotta love the FAT winter Snapper! And it has been very nice in the shallow when the wind… Read Full Report →


SNAPPER, TREVALLY, JOHN DORY, SWORDFISH,

June 22, 2019

Winter is here just passed the darkest day of the year, but still lots of fantastic winter fishing days to come! The still crispy days out are amazing! Fish have moved into winter mode. The snapper are either deep… Read Full Report →


18 kg beautiful kingfish!

June 17, 2019

It was an absolutely stunning day out, but southerly and full moon! We love challenges and the hard work to make it happen! This lovely angler did great job and played the fish well! Well done⭐ Read Full Report →


17 kg kingfish in the shallows!

June 11, 2019

Hungry king hooked on dead squid weeds. He must been hiding from the 35 boats in the International Yellowtail Tournament that has its last day today in the Bay of Islands! Read Full Report →


Too cold for the sharks!

June 01, 2019

Last week has been a challenge with rough weather and tough sea! Some lovely days in between the windy systems has been compensating the wind and rain though! As always! Snapper fishing around the Bay of Islands has been… Read Full Report →


CRAZY FISHING AROUND COROMADEL AND THE N

May 09, 2019

Over the past month the fishing around Coromadel and the northern peninsula has been crazy for big snapper, Kings and lots of Kahawai! Snapper are on the move heading out of the Firth of Themes and feeding strong. It… Read Full Report →


FISH MOVING INTO WINTER MODE

May 01, 2019

Winter signs are here and the fish start to move. Fishing is changing slowly into winter mode. Water temperature in the Bay has dropped, but still not too bad! The Snapper fishing has been best right up in the… Read Full Report →


Good tricks for Good Snapper!

March 31, 2019

Hi all, The past couple of weeks or so has made me work a little harder for the snapper. It is not that they are not there, it’s trying to get the bait past the big bunch of juvenile… Read Full Report →


Crazy fishing in Amodeo Bay, Coromandel

March 03, 2019

I'm going to start off with saying the past few weeks here on the northern Coromandel has been crazy, one minute the Snapper are feed strong and aggressive, the next hard to even get a nibble... So moving around… Read Full Report →


SUMMER FISHING AT ITS BEST! Big fish is

January 23, 2019

The school snapper have done their thing and have moved on back out of the bay back into deeper waters. Snapper fishing has become a lot more difficult though a good feed can be caught on the sand banks… Read Full Report →


SCHOOLING SNAPPERS AND SOLID HAPUKU!

October 31, 2018

What a beautiful spring we have had! Flat sea, lots of sun and low, warm winds. Life has been easy for us up in the Bay of Islands with the calm water and snappers, John Dorys and other goodies… Read Full Report →


The Mighty Hapuku

June 28, 2018

Steaming out in the early morning for a full day deep water winter fishing. The smell of coffee and fresh bread rolls in the oven, fills the cabin. We are excited! Hapuku are highly prised for their eating qualities… Read Full Report →

Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.49
out of 5 stars from 98 reviews
Boat
Crew
Experience
Hooked on! Bay of Islands June 2020
Snapper Bay of Islands June 2020
Kingfish Bay of Islands June 2020
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Angler Rating
70
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
87%
Friendly captain
96%
Recommend this charter
88%
Appropriate for children
81%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
72%
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Gunter C.
Christchurch, Canterbury
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4 hour snapper fishing trip

VERIFIED   July 12, 2020
We had a very nice day out fishing. The captain was very attentive, helpful and friendly. He found us a really good place where...
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Michael I.
Munruben, QLD
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Snapper 1/2 Day trip

VERIFIED   March 1, 2020
Awesome sunrise on the bay. Couldn’t believe we caught all our bait fish in 10min. Then headed out to the snapper grounds....
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Ani T.
Auckland, AUK
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Half Day Snapper Fishing Trip

VERIFIED   November 8, 2019
The overall trip went well, has to go to 3 different spots to catch good sized fish, as there was a lot of other charters hitting...
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Pat C.
Auckland, Auckland
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Fishing with Katarina

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Georgia M.
Whangarei, NTL
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Half day trip with Captain Terrence

VERIFIED   July 12, 2020
My partner and I both enjoyed our trip today. Great captain and great experience. Would definitely use SpitX again!!
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