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Tisha MacInnes - deckhand

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. 

Naumai

Haeremai 

Tisha.

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 - skipper

  • Fishing has been Hamish's passion all his life. He got his ILM a few days after he turned 18!
  • 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.

Terrence Robertson - Bay of Islands

  • Terrence stands for high quality experience when he takes you out to the fishing spots in the Bay of Islands. 
  • He listens and will with his experience, structure and passion, guide you out on the sea, regardless if you are a beginner or experienced.
  • In addition to his passion for fishing and water sports he has a long time commitment to wellnes being a nutrition/excersise coach.
  • When stepping on board a charter with Terrence at the wheel, you will meet a safe and professional skipper with a good sense of humor! Enjoy!

PICK UP PLACES AND WHAT TO BRING on a Charter!

  • Pick up from Russell wharf, Paihia wharf pier 5 and Waitangi wharf in the Bay of Islands. At Anglers Lodge in the Amodeo Bay pick up is at the boat ramp.
  • On all charters fish is filleted ready for you to bring home or to a restaurant. At Amodeo Bay fish filleting comes with extra charge.
  • Tea & coffee is supplied on board. Bring your cold drink and the food you need or order our lunch package.
  • Bring your container for the fish! We have food safe butchers bag to bring the fish home in, but to minimize the plastic you can bring your own sustainable container.
  • All fishing tackle and bait is supplied on board. Light tackle, slow jigs, speed jigs, bait, soft bait and live bait. Tackle losses must be compensated.

Cancellation Policy

  • Trips that are cancelled by SpotX are fully refunded. Cancellations made by client more than 14 days prior trip start is fully refunded. 
  • Cancellations made by client 14 or less days prior the trip is not refunded.

NZ TOURISMS OFFICIAL MARK OF QUALITY

SpotX 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.

  • Equiped 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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