THREE 'O' EIGHT FISHING LTD
Fishing charter out of Kawhia, North Island, New Zealand
Season update (2014):
At the start of the New Year things looked as if we
were in for a real good game fishing season. Water colour
was great as was the water temps. But then we had a
massive change in the weather patterns. We started to
get these days of south westerly's wind patterns which
just seemed to cool the water down and stopped the bait
fish from coming down from the north. They went on through
the whole season.
I think we had our first shot at a marlin on or around
about the 6th of January which is about normal for us
but seem to remember the day we had it on it was very
hard to stand up let alone fight the fish as it was
blowing about 25 to 30 knots. Anyway to cut a long story
short it got off as did the next five we got on. This
took me through to about the start of March. From then
on in we did not see another fish and I was not the
only one. I gave up and took the boat to the Three Kings.
The first trip we did there we had five lures in the
water for not more than five minutes or so and we had
a pack attack of four marlin all trying to grab a lure.
Only one hooked up but line parted after about ten minutes
into the fight. I did three, three day trips up there
based from the Hokianga. What a place and what great
fishing from the desert which we had just come from.
We ended up tagging five fish and keeping one. We lost
count of the bites and the number of fish we had in
This game season I intend to take the boat north from
mid February and fish up there for the season.
The boat has been down in Nelson getting a real make
over. Two new engines, new paint and many other things
- too many to mention. Will be just about a new boat
so am looking forward to doing some serious fishing
over the coming months.
It has arrived and from what I have heard from around
about the big spawning West Coast Sapper have arrived.
Still out at around the 50 meter mark but well within
range of Crazy Horse. So lets hope we have a good spring
weather pattern so as you can test yourselves out on
these big boys. Give me a ring for a day out on Crazy
Horse. We have some great boat competition and we will
give you a day you will not forget or regret.
Three 'O' Eight Fishing
Based out of the Kawhia harbour Crazy
Horse is a 12 meter custom built walk around
game fishing boat. With its twin 300 horsepower motors,
it will have you cruising at twenty knots to any of
the fishing hot spots out of Kawhia or beyond.
Crazy Horse is fitted
out with the latest Raymarine chart plotter, fish finder
and radar electronics. Fishing tackle is all the very
latest Okuma products. These are for you to use free
of charge which will cover any fishing adventure you
wish to undertake on Crazy Horse.
Crazy Horse is surveyed
for ten passengers in-shore fishing and for four passengers
for your game fishing off-shore adventures.
The West coast fishery off Kawhia is
relatively untouched due to its isolation. All species
of fish abound in the area at certain times of the year
from huge spawning Snapper, xos Kingfish, massive Bass
and world record Striped Marlin. Crazy Horse is
well placed to give you the ultimate fishing or any
other adventure you wish to put together.
Have fun looking through our website
and I look forward to hearing from you soon.
David Donald, Three 'O' Eight Fishing