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We took a half day fishing charter here. This was one of the most epic experiences of our trip in NZ. Chris, our guide, was super friendly and also knowledgable about the bay and the fish. He took us different places so we could catch different kinds of fish - we caught at least 50 in 4 hours (6 king fish, dozens of snappers, a few travelly). We've done several charters before and this one was definitely the best value.

John Meakin

I did the half day fishing trip with skipper Chris. The fishing was awesome! We caught a lot of snappers and some kahawai. Enough to feed my family with yummi fish for our last days in New Zealand. Would recommend for everybody who likes fishing. Also beginners will love the fishing. Would always do again! Thanks!

Mattihas Kroiß

Tuesday afternoon fishing charter with Chris was incredible! Couldn't have asked for a more perfect day out there! Shared his tips with us on all things fishing and we scored some whopper snapper! Look forward to coming back in Kingy season  Cheers mate, time to fire up the smoker 
Tim & Em.

Emily Nolan

Myself & our two sons did a morning snapper charter with Chris on Spot X. What an awesome guy who put us straight onto the fish. We were hauling in the fish even before Chris got the burley out!! Fantastic fishing with great banter & heaps of laughs.Thanks for a great time. We will be back.

Andrew Howe

I gotta say ten out of ten !! Chris the captain was spot on help me my dad and brother from overseas . Teaching how too bait up too strike too general boat , sea knowledge. Also catching x3 different species from snapper , john dory and kingfish in a after trip thanks again !!! 10/10

Steven Clarke

about

the skipper

Chris Dabb the skipper 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.

experience

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.

“Cheers – captain Chris!” 

the boat – anglers lodge II

Anglers Lodge II is a steady, offshore 7.5 Aluminium monohull. The walk-around makes it the perfect vessel for any kind of fishing. The 250 Hp Yamaha makes easy work of reaching your Spot X. Toilet available by prior request.

gear

SPEED JIGGING SET:

When we are Speed Jigging the Pins around Coromandel we use the Shimano Ocean Jigger 4000p, spooled with 80 lb X8 J-Braid with the Shimano Anarchy 1.52m 1pc overhead jig 501.

This set is built for power to hold big Kings and has a star drag so you can keep putting the pressure on those King’s. Also one of the smoothest drag systems out.

LIVE BAITING:

The combo we use for this technique is the Talica 12 loaded with 80 lb X8 J-Braid also on the Anarchy 1.52m 1pc overhead jig 501.

This set up is lightweight and is easily handled by all. Its lever drag system is quick and effective, also a high gear ratio @ 5.7:1 means those kingies are coming in fast.

STRAYLINE & FLASHERS:

The gear we use for both techniques is the Shimano Shadow X Nano 7’1 pce 6-10 kg with the Shimano Baitrunner 8000D spooled with SUFIX Super 14kg – 30 lb Mono.

This setup is simple but yet strong when hooked up to big Snapper, also very light weight and flexible, so the anglers can feel the fight from the moment they hook up and never get tired. Using the Baitrunner is a breeze, by letting that XOS Snapper take line so there is no friction, then to engage just crank the handle and BOOM hooked up yet again.

SOFT BAITING & JIGS:

We use the CatchPro Series 2 pce 3-8kg 7’3″ (221cm) Spin Rod With the Shimano Stradic 4000fl loaded with 30 lb X8 J-Braid this combo is a lethal weapon giving the angler top control over the jigs and casting abilities.

The long and very flexible rod is to take the strain off the Braid (Braid has no stretch) and angler giving them a much more enjoyable fight.

catch & relax

anglers lodge – amodeo bay

With the mountains and native bush in its’ backyard and the Hauraki Gulf on its doorstep, Anglers Lodge in Amodeo Bay has one of the most spectacular surroundings, great fishing opportunities and breathtaking views.

location

With an outlook over scattered islands out in the Firth of Thames, Anglers Lodge really is its own little piece of paradise and it is run by the Wahlgren family. The team will make the best effort to make your fishing trip and stay a great one!

The lodge has a long history of anglers coming to stay from all over New Zealand and abroad so welcome to book your SpotX Fishing Charter and Accommodation at Anglers Lodge!

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anglers lodge
1446 colville road
coromandel 3584

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07 866 8584
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We took a half day fishing charter here. This was one of the most epic experiences of our trip in NZ. Chris, our guide, was super friendly and also knowledgable about the bay and the fish. He took us different places so we could catch different kinds of fish - we caught at least 50 in 4 hours (6 king fish, dozens of snappers, a few travelly). We've done several charters before and this one was definitely the best value.

John Meakin

I did the half day fishing trip with skipper Chris. The fishing was awesome! We caught a lot of snappers and some kahawai. Enough to feed my family with yummi fish for our last days in New Zealand. Would recommend for everybody who likes fishing. Also beginners will love the fishing. Would always do again! Thanks!

Mattihas Kroiß

Tuesday afternoon fishing charter with Chris was incredible! Couldn't have asked for a more perfect day out there! Shared his tips with us on all things fishing and we scored some whopper snapper! Look forward to coming back in Kingy season  Cheers mate, time to fire up the smoker 
Tim & Em.

Emily Nolan

Myself & our two sons did a morning snapper charter with Chris on Spot X. What an awesome guy who put us straight onto the fish. We were hauling in the fish even before Chris got the burley out!! Fantastic fishing with great banter & heaps of laughs.Thanks for a great time. We will be back.

Andrew Howe

I gotta say ten out of ten !! Chris the captain was spot on help me my dad and brother from overseas . Teaching how too bait up too strike too general boat , sea knowledge. Also catching x3 different species from snapper , john dory and kingfish in a after trip thanks again !!! 10/10

Steven Clarke
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