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The Bay of Islands is one of the most picturesque and popular holiday sites in Northland and a favourite playground for lovers of anything aquatic. With 144 islands, tranquil bays and sparkling sand beaches, it is sometimes referred to as the jewel of the North. This area is renowned for boating, swimming, diving, sailing and fishing.

The sub-tropical north is a land of rolling, sometimes rugged countryside, tidal estuaries and mangroves, sparkling island-studded bays and long silvery beaches. In the more rugged areas are remnants of lush sub-tropical forest featuring giant Kauri, which are among the largest and most ancient trees in the world.

It is also an area of considerable historical significance, and the place where Maori and European signed the Treaty of Waitangi that joined us as one nation.


It was in 1926 Zane Grey, the noted American writer and fisherman first visited the Bay of Islands and put our area on the international game fishing stage with his book “The Angler’s El Dorado”. His prolific articles in international sporting magazines of the time highlighted the uniqueness of New Zealand fishing.


Steve and Wendy have a longstanding association with Northland and are more than happy to help with other enquiries you may have about Northland and the Bay of Islands.

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Wendy & Steve Butler

Email: fish@earlgreyfishing.co.nz

Phone (within NZ): 027 205 4401

Phone (from outside NZ) +64 27 205 4401