Confessions of a Deckie

Keen angler Mitch Pattinson has worked aboard the boat “Family Jewels” as a deckie over the past two seasons.  His highlights included a trip to Tonga in 2017 where they accounted for 48 marlin, 6 sailfish, 2 short bill spearfish and dozens of yellowfin and mahimahi.  Mitch is living the dream and has provided his tips for keen game fish …

TARGETING JOHN DORY

These highly prized table fish are very common in Godzone and if you spend the time to actively target John dory, you will be surprised how many you can catch in a day. The John dory is an odd-looking fish, quite thin but when seen from side-on, appears to be large. This thinness, allows it to sneak up on its …

Godzone Destination: The Aldermens

The Aldermen Islands are a small group of rocky islets to the southeast of Mercury Bay in Godzone, located off the east coast of the Coromandel Peninsula, 20 kilometres (12 mi) east of the mouth of the Tairua River. The islands were named ‘the Court of Aldermen’ by Captain Cook and his crew on November 3, 1769 after previously naming Mayor …