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0KimMy0
Melbourne, Australia8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020
What a fantastic day of fishing. Jeno was such a great teacher. My partner and I had a thoroughly enjoyable day. Through Jeno's guidance, we were able to catch 2 x trout. If we are back in Wanaka, we will definitely be looking up Jeno again. Highly recommend Jeno and his fishing tour.
Written 15 December 2020
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Chris
Milawa, Australia3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
My husband and I went on a three hour fishing cruise with Jeno and it was an amazing experience! We caught four beautiful trout, three brown and one rainbow. Jeno was so professional and although we are experienced in trout fishing, he gently guided us on the correct way to catch the fish in Lake Wanaka conditions. He was also so friendly, by the end of the trip we felt we had known him for years. We will be going out with him again on our next trip across the ditch.
Written 22 March 2020
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Jacob S
Swan Hill, Australia9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Friends
Went on a 3 hour private charter with Jeno, it was an amazing morning!
Jeno was friendly and knowledgable and helped us out as we are beginners. We caught some brown trout and a rainbow trout, including one monster rainbow trout which made the morning. Jeno cooked us up one of the rainbow trout on the bbq which was delicious. I could not recommend these guys more!
Written 1 March 2020
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Lucytaurangachic
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
Had an awesome few hours out on the lake today catching trout. Jeno was a great guy. Super friendly and knowledgeable about the lake. He cooked us up a delicious rainbow trout we caught. Highly reccomend this for an experience. The scenery was breathtaking
Written 14 January 2020
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RhysMountfort
Malibu, CA6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
My 11 year old son and I went out with Jeno this morning on Lake Wanaka.
My son had never caught a fish but Jeno patiently helped him set his rod. Within half an hour, guided by Jeno’s instruction, Ethan had his first fish on board!! We caught another two Rainbow trout and a Brown trout which we released.
Jeno then cooked our fish on board and we ate it right where it was caught. Delicious!
A fantastic experience!!
Thanks very much Jeno... see you next time we in Wanaka.
regards Rhys and Ethan 😊😊
Written 7 October 2019
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Alfie589
Newcastle, Australia28 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019 • Couples
My Mum, Dad, Husband and I went on a 3 hour fishing charter with Jeno in the morning. We all caught well sized trout, was a magical day. Jeno cooked one up on the barbie using his secret recipe and can I tell you it was delish! We took a couple home and cooked them up for dinner that night.
Such a wonderful day, Jeno was amazing! Would definitely go again next time we are back in Wanaka!
Written 19 September 2019
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Gareth H
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019
With my father coming over from Australia recently we arranged to go out fishing on Lake Wanaka. We were advised to go out with Jeno and we weren't disappointed. It was a relaxing and enjoyable trip. Beautiful scenery and Jeno knew the places to go to stay out of the wind and where the fish were biting. We came home with a great experience and a couple of nice trout for dinner.
Written 16 August 2019
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Tory M
9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Couples
My wife and I wanted to go fishing together and Gino took us out for a great afternoon on the Wanaka Lake Bay. Gino knew just where the fish were and he helped us land a couple of huge brown trout and one rainbow trout. He had a grill on the boat and cooked up that rainbow with some lemon and garlic salt while we continued to fish and talk about this beautiful area around Wanaka. The fish was delicious and we learned about Gino’s other activities which include windsurfing and BASE jumping! He takes great care of his boat and his customers and made for a wonderful afternoon.
Written 22 February 2019
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Jaakko H
Turku, Finland28 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Couples
We had booked 3 hours of fishing on the Lake Wanaka.In our group was two persons and they had another group(1 person) There was 3 persons on board plus the captain. Basicly this meant that 1 person was fishing the whole time and us two(paid the same fee as everybody else) used 1 rod. Didnt even try to sell another license for us two so i guess this is the way they do business. Made a reclamation about this, they felt sorry for us and after that came buch of explanations and suggestions what we should have made differently. Fair enough, money had been paid and we were left with appologies.

Fishing is not catch and release. All the fish gets killed. I guess there is a healthy population of trouts in the lake.

One fishing license includes catching 2 fish. After the third party of our trip caught the second fish he asked the captain that so thats it for him. Captain replied that that thats ok just remember that of anybody asks just say that we are using hes recreational fishing license. Didnt even tried to have us a go for a change. Sounds a bit fishy to me but i guess that is technically ok.

I a nuttshell. Beautiful morning, good catch, poorly/unequally managed. Unhappy customers.

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Written 19 February 2019
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Hi Jaakko, I see you have followed through with your threats to give us a poor Trip Advisor rating unless we sent you $100. While I have not apologised for the way we run our business as we believe it is fair, I did apologise for the fact you feel you did not have the best possible experience fishing with us, even though you hooked on three fish in three hours including an absolutely enormous rainbow that you should have been proud of. And in the middle of summer too - a great morning fishing by anyone's standards. Indeed you were very happy at the time. We usually have up to 5 customers on board and there was just the three of you so everyone got plenty of opportunities and you left appearing to be very happy customers. A few notes on your review: -Some fish were released as they were very small. We also find that depending on how the lure has been taken by the fish, this can affect the chances of survival and release is decided on a catch by catch basis. You also had fish cooked for you onboard the boat (after your time was up) which is not possible if they are released. -One fishing licence actually allows for up to six fish to be caught, not two as you have said. As we caught a wide variety of fish we were nowhere near our catch limits that day as you have suggested. Best of luck for the rest of your holiday and I hope you have safe and happy travels. Kind Regards, Emma - Fish & Cruise Wanaka To anyone reading this, this was a customer who was happy at the completion of the trip and then decided some time later that they were not happy and said that they would write a bad review if we did not send them money. The title of his review says it all - "Catch and Scenery 5/5" and then 0/5 for poor customer service - i.e. refusing to send him money in exchange for a good review. Most people would be very happy with hooking on three fish in this time, especially in the warm summer months, including one of the biggest Rainbow trout I have ever seen, but I guess there is just no pleasing some people. This customer clearly told us that if we gave him $100 he wouldn't write a negative review but we will not be extorted by this behaviour. He is entitled to his opinion as we are entitled to respond. Look to our other reviews for a more accurate representation of the Fish & Cruise Wanaka experience.
Written 19 February 2019
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Jim M
Port Macquarie, Australia20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Friends
Just got back from our 3 hours fishing trip with our guide Jeno. Caught some lovely brown trout which Jeno would have cooked for us on the boat if we had wished. Excellent boat, plenty of room for myself and mate to fish from. Tea, coffee and biscuits available on the boat. We left at 6 am on a beautiful morning and fished a full 3 hours. Can thoroughly recommend, Jeno will make sure you have the best chance to catch a fish.
Written 1 December 2018
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