El Donna Sportfishing 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 →


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 →


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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