The Bay of Islands offers areas of abundant surface fish making this an excellent location for saltwater fly fishing.
Earl Grey II is the ideal vessel for saltwater fly fishing with an extremely generous uncluttered cockpit and sunken cleats for unobstructed fishing.
With good manoeuvrability, Earl Grey II ensures excellent sites can be targeted in varying conditions.
When fish are not present on the surface, chum or berley can be used to draw the fish up. Positioning of a vessel is then of the utmost importance due to currents, tides and breeze.
Species of particular interest include Kahawai, Yellowtail Kingfish and Trevally. Kahawai (known as New Zealand’s Sea Trout) is a speedster renowned for offering a challenging fight to light tackle and flyfishermen alike.
Various other species including Luderick, Koheru (Blue Mackerel), Maomao, and Snapper can also be successfully targeted with fly gear in our waters.
Quality tackle is provided but if you wish to bring your own gear we suggest tackle varying from 8 or 9 to 10 weight with shooting taper or rocket taper heads on either floating or medium sinking(#1) lines. Fast (#2) or ExtraFast (#3) line may be of advantage when targeting Yellowtail Kingfish.
*No saltwater sea fishing license is required