GENERAL INFO

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Chris Dabb - Coromandel Amodeo Bay

  • Chris, brings his wealth of knowledge to the SpotX team! A true blue Coromandel fisherman, Chris has spent much of the last 25 years out on the Hauraki Gulf building on his skills and working commercially out on the water.
  • His enthusiasm for all types of fishing is unmistakable, combine that with years of experience working this unique and thriving fishing ground, and you’re in for an unforgettable fishing experience with a top kiwi guide.
  • Chris’s trips target Snapper and Kingfish from the surrounding islands out from Amodeo bay on the Western side of the Coromandel Peninsula up to Fletchers Bay and Channel Island.

Hamish Faire - Bay of Islands

  • Fishing has been Hamish's passion all his life.
  • Has been charter fishing since 1990.
  • Has caught world and New Zealand records for his clients.
  • Has won numerous fishing tournaments. Too many to mention.
  • Has won from the Bay of Islands Swordfish Club: Champion skipper of tagged and released game fish, Boat most game fish, Boat heaviest game fish, Heaviest marlin and a few others on many occations.
  • Hamish has a special eye for details and quality when it comes to fishing. He carefully selects the equipment to be used.  Hamish has equipped a number of successful game boats.
  • During a period when he was not skippering full time, he was manger at one of New Zealands biggest fishing tackle stores.

Kelly Toon - Bay of Islands

  • Kelly has been skippering all sorts of vessels all over the world the last 20 years with his ILM, Inshore Launch Master, ticket.
  • Kelly stands for high quality experience when he takes you out to the fishing spots in the Bay of Islands.
  • With his experience and proven knowledge about fishing and the Bay, he will guide you out on the sea, regardless if you are a beginner or experienced.
  • He loves fishing and everything that has to do with water and water sports.
  • When stepping on board a charter with Kelly at the wheel, you will meet an easy going professional with a good sense of humor! Enjoy!

Charter info

  • Pick up from Russell wharf, Paihia wharf and Waitangi wharf.
  • Fish is filleted ready for you to bring home or to a restaurant.
  • Tea, coffee and hot chocolate is supplied on board. Comfortable toilet facilities.
  • Bring your cold drink and snack or order our lunch package.
  • All fishing tackle and bait is supplied on board. Light tackle, slow jigs, speed jigs, bait, soft bait and live bait.

Cancellation Policy

  • Trips that are cancelled by Spot-X are fully refunded. Cancellations made by client more than 24 hours prior trip start is refunded. 
  • Cancellations made by client less than 24 hours prior trip start is not refunded.

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NZ TOURISMS OFFICIAL MARK OF QUALITY

Spot-X has been recognised as one of the country’s leading tourism operators by Qualmark – New Zealand tourism’s official quality assurance agencies.

To earn the prestigious mark, Spot-X underwent a comprehensive on-site evaluation against industry standards of best practice. This required the business to be independently reviewed under criteria focused on the specific service, facilities, health & safety and operating systems that the business has in place.

Qualmark is a New Zealand Government owned Quality Control accreditation that is obtained following an in depth evaluation of all your business sectors to secure a strong long term sustainable position for the New Zealand tourism industry by protecting what makes New Zealand unique and desired, by maintaining New Zealand’s support for our industry.

EQUIPMENT from screaming reels

The fish tackle shop Screaming Reels provides the charter boat with new equipment for testing and evaluation. There is always some new fishing equipment on board for trial.

  • Spot-X equips with the latest technology to maximise the experience
  • Screaming reels shop provide us with the gear and are happy to put latest samples on board to try it out in reality.

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