When going out on the ’Screaming Reels’ you will experience a warm and comfortable fishing boat combining the extreme fishing ability with great comfort. This 40ft Black Watch offers unique fishing experiences to enjoy in the Bay of Islands and its great fishing surroundings. We offer half or full day trips or multiple days with sleepover on the boat. We can highly recommended to be out with the fish over night, with all epic fishing options that opens up for. We love unlimited fishing!
Summer time offers the exciting fishing for marlin, tuna, mahi-mahi and broadbill. A big game fishing day is 10 hours starting with warm scones when steaming out for an epic day trolling! Our recommended sleepovers provide the options to fish late evening and early mornings for broadbill and more depending on what fish you are targeting!
Screaming Reels and our tournament winning crew is available for tournaments in the Bay of Islands.
We cruise comfortably at around 19-20 knots, courtesy of twin 460HP de-rated Cummins diesels. With the range of 400 miles we have the ability to head out wide and find the dream fish! On board you will find first class equipment to target any fish the ocean has to offer. Full electronics, nav station and latest fish finding equipment. With her large live bait tanks, fish hold, bait station, freezer, fish door, total flush deck and a game chair mid pit she is ready for the play. The high quality fishing equipment including electric reels for the deep sea hapuku fishing, makes the experience even more enjoyable!
She has an awesome interior with and excellent seating arrangement both upstairs and down. She has spacious bathroom facilities, separate shower, hot water, and beds that accommodate 4 passengers in comfort. One of the best places to travel though, is on the
shaded fly-bridge where there is comfortable seating and an ideal spot to watch
over the lures or just enjoy the scenery.
The fully equipped kitchen is found one step below the salon. Electrical stove, oven and microwave, just like home.
This boat is designed for game and deep sea fishing, meaning it is extremely good in the sea, calm or rough! Charter boat skippers, experienced game fisherman and marine journalists from all over the world agree that as a fishing/convertible/entertainer the Black Watch 40 is unsurpassed. And that she is the “Ultimate off-shore vessel”
The first Black Watch was conceived in the fertile mind of Raymond C Hunt. Undoubtedly the worlds most famous naval architect. Raymond C Hunt was a pioneer and innovator who produced a hull design that remains unchallenged today. During mid 1990 the popular Black Watch 34 was released and became Australia’s premier game boat, the ideal choice for the professional and recreational skipper. Black Watch Boats quickly became synonymous for quality, performance and superb handling of their range of brand. Shortly after 1997, the first of the then new Black Watch 40 models were produced. Sharing a similar hull shape then that of its predecessor, the BW26 and BW30; the Black Watch 40 out performed and out classed its major competitors.
For many years now, the Black Watch 40 has been acclaimed as the premier game boat of it’s size. A near perfect blend of sea keeping ability, creature comforts and fish ability.
Tenakoutou katoa, ko Tisha MacInnes toku ingoa, no Kororareka ahau.
Hello all, my name is Tisha MacInnes and I live in Kororāreka. I am from Russell and am introducing myself as Deckhand for Spot X and Screaming Reels.
As a local in Russell I have spent many years both recreationally and professionally in the Bay of Islands.
My professional experience includes deckhand, host and cook on commercial vessels in previous years and I now combine both my love of angling and my pleasure of sharing the unique marine experience of the Bay of Islands in my position aboard Screaming Reels.
I welcome and invite you all to join us aboard Screaming Reels where you can experience the hospitality and angling adventures that are my privelidge to share with you.
Tisha and Hamish was knowledgeable, enthusiastic, very well organized and very passionate about getting the team onto some big fish. The boat and gear was excellent. Highly recommended!
Fantastic service by Hamish and Tisha. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. ☆☆☆☆☆
And everyone got really good fish. Skipper Hamish and deckhand Tisha were very professional and new exactly what they were doing. I wanted to catch a good kingfish and exactly that happend!
We had our 4 young kids with us and they had the best time ever. Crew were so good with them. We all had the best time ever!
The skipper and deck hand were very attentive and knew their stuff. Very comfortable boat! Definitely recommend this charter and look forward to the next time I can go
Been fishing for 60 years in south Australia and to be put onto snapper and other species and catch a heap was exhilarating. Would recommend this trip to any keen fisherperson!!!!! D.R Sep17