Captain
Lance Manins

Member since May 2014

Paihia, New Zealand

Background
Game Fishing is my passion and having caught hundreds of marlin my biggest joy these days is to help other people enjoy the experience. If im not fishing in New Zealand then I will be found in Tahiti or Cairns for the Big Black marlin Season. With an amazing crew including Capt A.J Barton- Barry and some very capable deck hands we have the ability with El Donna to introduce you to a wide variety of fishing from the fast moving Blue/Striped and Black Marlin to Broadbill Swordfish, Yellowfin Tuna and Kingfish. Eldonna has the enviable reputation of having landed the biggest ever Striped Marlin in the world on Rod and Reel and 243.6KG We have an amazing coastline and fisheries for you to enjoy and we look forward to meeting you soon ! !
Techniques
Generally we run a mixture of running Lures but where possible we will Live Bait which is the most exciting way to catch big marlin.

Hey, I'm Captain Lance Manins

Paihia, New Zealand
Background
Game Fishing is my passion and having caught hundreds of marlin my biggest joy these days is to help other people enjoy the experience. If im not fishing in New Zealand then I will be found in Tahiti or Cairns for the Big Black marlin Season. With an amazing crew including Capt A.J Barton- Barry and some very capable deck hands we have the ability with El Donna to introduce you to a wide variety of fishing from the fast moving Blue/Striped and Black Marlin to Broadbill Swordfish, Yellowfin Tuna and Kingfish. Eldonna has the enviable reputation of having landed the biggest ever Striped Marlin in the world on Rod and Reel and 243.6KG We have an amazing coastline and fisheries for you to enjoy and we look forward to meeting you soon ! !
Techniques
Generally we run a mixture of running Lures but where possible we will Live Bait which is the most exciting way to catch big marlin.

My Charter Listings

Paihia
trips from
US$ 1301

Fishing Reports

Marlin, Swords and Big Yellowfin

April 07, 2016

Fishing is sensational In New Zealand at the moment with excellent catches of Striped & Blue marlin throughout the East Coast and with Autumn setting the Swords are biting with some awesome catches being recorded out of the Bay… Read Full Report →


MARLIN TIME

January 29, 2016

The Marlin Season is really firing up out of the bay Of islands with awesome numbers of marlin finally showing up. . We have been fishing straight off Cape Brett and having multiple shots every day along with good… Read Full Report →


YFT Turn up

December 21, 2015

New Zealand had a massive decline in YFT numbers from 2008 through 2013 where the average amount taken for the whole season would have been fewer than 10-20 fish in total. The 2014/2015 season saw the 1st great run… Read Full Report →


TUNA TIME

December 07, 2015

Great news on the NZ Fishing front. The Tuna are seemingly turning up early and in full force with Big Eye being taken on both coasts and some fish to 40+ KG. Reports of good size schools and marlin… Read Full Report →


NZ Marlin Season about to start !

November 30, 2015

The New Zealand Big game Fishing Season is about to kick off with the warm water already hitting the coast line with 19 deg in the Bay Of Islands over the weekend. Reports received today of plenty of Bird… Read Full Report →

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