We love the sea and our beautiful environment

We believe that if we do not take action today, we will not be able to do this tomorrow.

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. 




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.

Wayne Henderson - Bay of Islands

  • Wayne stands for high quality experience when he takes you out on the waters in the Bay of Islands. 
  • He will guide you out in the bay, put you on the fish and assist you as much as you need or want. It does not matter if you are a beginner or experienced. He has a genuine desire to see you catch some decent fish!
  • With his entertaining way he will make sure every one has an enjoyable time on board.
  • He is happy to provide tags for catch and release.
  • In addition to his passion for fishing and biking he has a long experience of coaching and teaching which he has lots of stories from.  
  • When stepping on board with Wayne at the wheel, you will meet a safe, professional and authentic skipper, who loves his job and have a great sense of humor! Enjoy!

To contribute we:

  • Strictly keep to the regulations carefully releasing undersized fish and keep to the catch limits.
  • Encourage you to only keep a feed for the day. We limit the number we fillet depending on numbers.
  • We encourage Tag and Release fishing, on all species (both on Big and Small Game (Marlin and Kingfish). Tags provided on board.
  • We do Game Pitch Baiting;  towing hookless lures to tease the marlin and when they are attracted we switch baiting which needs a bit of timing and teamwork!  This technique does not injure the fish as much and tag and release is even more relevant!

Environmental friendly products on board.

  • All cleaning products are environmental friendly biodegradable. Including cleaning products for rods, reels, towels, cabin and toilet.
  • The soft bait is organic instead of the normal plastic that will pollute the sea if you loose it and the fish if it gets it.

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