We love the sea and our beautiful environment

We believe that if we do not care about life in the sea we will have less fish for 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. 




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.

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!

To contribute we:

  • Encourage you to only keep a feed or maximum 3 fish on a Bay fishing charter.
  • Strictly keep to the regulations carefully releasing undersized fish and keep to the catch limits.
  • 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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