We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

SpotX Fishing Charters

Features Animals
Russell, New Zealand
More
About SpotX Fishing Charters
The very best fishing charters in the Bay of Islands and Amodeo Bay, Coromandel! We have the crew, the boats and the location providing unique fishing adventures in and from the magnificent Bay of Islands as within the Hauraki Gulf from Amodeo Bay, the spectacular northern peninsula of Coromandel. We have the steady 40ft Black Watch and the fast 28ft Bay fishing machine in the Bay of Islands and the 23ft offshore walk-around at Anglers Lodge, Amodeo Bay. They are all skippered by legendary skippers ready to take you out on a thrilling adventure. We have full range of options for you; half days, full days or sleepovers. Private or shared. You will catch Snapper, Kingfish, John Dory, Trevally and the huge variety of species in the Bay. Out on the deep reefs and blue waters we go for Marlin, Tuna and Hapuku depending on season. Regardless of what kind of fish you are after we strive to make your fishing experience to be something very special to remember!
Read more
Closed Now
Hours Today: 6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
See all hours
Travellers talk about

SpotX Fishing Charters
Booking unavailable on Tripadvisor

Want other options you can book now?
90Reviews3Q&A
Traveller rating
  • 75
  • 8
  • 3
  • 3
  • 1
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Selected filters
  • Filter
  • English
Popular mentions
RosieM wrote a review 8 Jan
new zealand46 contributions31 helpful votes
We have just returned from a 2 day/one night game fishing trip with SpotX charter. From the moment we arrived at the wharf for the 7am pick up, we knew that we had made the right choice. We were met by Katarina, who I had communicated with throughout the booking, Hamish the skipper and Tish, the deckhand of Screaming Reels. The boat was clean, tidy and spacious - far exceeding our expectations. There was fishing gear for every scenario - all immaculate. It soon became clear that we were on board with a very experienced, knowledgeable and committed skipper. His "deckhand" Tish was far more than that - Tish looked after us so well, fed us, cooked for us and made sure we were comfortable, all whilst making sure that the reels were set up and lures positioned as Hamish wanted. We had a long first day trawling and despite 11 hours of searching, the fish did not appear. Everyone remained positive and we knew that there are never ever guarantees with fishing. The second day was raining with a decent swell but there was never any doubt that Hamish was out to do his best to get us some fish. We hooked a John Dory and a decent Kingfish but still had our hearts set on something bigger. Hamish and Tish never lost their optimism despite being soaked to the skin and with their clients feeling a bit green. When the Yellowfin was hooked and landed Hamish and Tish made the whole process look easy. We were lucky to get what we came for. Throughout our whole trip, Trish and Hamish were friendly, informative and worked together like a well oiled machine. We wouldn't hesitate in recommending the SpotX team if you are researching who to charter with out of the Bay of Islands. We would love to do it all over again.
Read more
Date of experience: January 2021
Helpful
Share
Neil wrote a review Oct 2020
Whangarei, New Zealand2 contributions
Had an enjoyable day out with Hamish and Tisha, great hosts who tried very hard to catch us a fish but the fish weren’t cooperating on the day. Learned a bit about targeting kingfish and there was a consolation prize that was gratefully received and savoured. Hope to give it another try and catch some fish another day.
Read more
Date of experience: October 2020
Helpful
Share
Response from KatarinaJ409, Owner at SpotX Fishing Charters
Responded 24 Oct 2020
Thank you for coming out with us! You did an awesome job out there! Can not wait to having you on board again! Best/Katarina SpotX
Read more
MSKfromVenus wrote a review Oct 2020
Los Angeles, California9 contributions
What a memorable experience on the Spot X!!! I caught 2 kingfish and 2 snapper, all because Hamish and Tish were guiding me👍❣️👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 Such an exciting experience for this 70-year old “senior” just learning to fish! I bought my first fishing pole at Screaming Reels, a month ago, and I am “hooked”! Sorry! Bad pun🥴! Stefan and Katarina are the BEST! Shop their store and book their charters! You’ll be in good hands!!!!
Read more
Date of experience: October 2020
Helpful
Share
Response from KatarinaJ409, Owner at SpotX Fishing Charters
Responded 17 Oct 2020
Thank you so so much! We love it and we love seeing you enjoy it so much!!! We can not have enough! Thanks again! Best/Katarina SpotX
Read more
Andy H wrote a review Oct 2020
Dublin, Ireland5 contributions
Awesome skipper (Wayne) and communication (Katarina).. we couldn't have hoped for a better day! Caught 11 fish between the two of us and got 3 big enough to stick on the BBQ! 10/10, we'll be back :)
Read more
Date of experience: October 2020
Helpful
Share
Response from KatarinaJ409, Owner at SpotX Fishing Charters
Responded 7 Oct 2020
Andy, thank you, you are a star! Ad you did a great job out on the water with us! Looking forward having you on board soon again!!! Best/Katarina SpotX
Read more
Happy travellers wrote a review Jun 2020
Auckland Central, New Zealand11 contributions
This was a highlight of our recent Rusell trip, going on a 4 hour charter and catching snapper. The Skipper Terence was helpful and professional and knew the best places to catch fish. Patiently baiting our lines, taking off any undersized fish and swiftly returning them to the sea, then once we returned to Russell he cleaned the fish and we left with enough fish for the next 3 dinners. It was great fun.
Read more
Date of experience: June 2020
Helpful
Share
Response from KatarinaJ409, Owner at SpotX Fishing Charters
Responded 17 Jul 2020
Thank you! Absolutely lovely to hear you enjoyed being out with us and the fish for dinner!!! Hope to seeing you back in Russell soon again! Kind regards/Katarina SpotX
Read more
Previous
Recommended experiences in and around Russell
from US$87.66
More Info
from US$95.77
More Info
from US$114.18
More Info
from US$147.34
More Info