NZ Marlin Season about to start !

November 30, 2015 by Lance Manins

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The Catch
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

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 Life and surface bait down at the Bream Knolls with Commercial Fisherman doing well.

The 1st marlin will be around the area and it is simply a matter of being the 1st to start towing the Lures and baits

El Donna will be back in the water for Sea Trials on the 14th December with a fresh Engine ( 430 CAT ) upgrade and major refit of the cockpit which now makes it super friendly for Stand Up fishing. We will still have the game chair and have now gone to 4 tuna tubes and a seriously big live bait tank to hit the live baiting hard this season.

Big marlin are on their way this season with the El Nino expected to bring good amounts of Juvenile Yellow Fin and the accompanying Blue Marlin hopefully.

Otherwise if you make it to the Bay Of islands then expect to see the biggest Striped marlin in the world ! !

See you soon !


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