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.

Jennifer Mayes - skipper

  • Jenn has been boating ever since she left England after finishing school. As a dive master she has not only been on the water but in the water as dive instructor and photographer world wide.
  • Since she has spent the last years professionally in the Bay of Islands, mostly on tour the boats, she knowns the bay as her own pocket. She will take you to some of the great spots putting you on the fish. Jenn will assist you and it does not matter if you are a beginner or experienced. She has a genuine desire to see you catch some decent fish!
  • When stepping on board on Wairere, Jenn will share the best fishing and a unique experience in the Bay of Islands with you! 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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