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Arline Fishing Charters - CLOSED

Twin Pines Tourist Park, 340 Puketona Rd | Haruru Falls, Paihia 0247, New Zealand
0508-275-463
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Type: Boat Tours
Owner description: At five and a half hours this trip is the best value in the Bay of Islands. Our boat is a 43ft wooden character launch, the ideal fishing platform for... more » Owner description: At five and a half hours this trip is the best value in the Bay of Islands. Our boat is a 43ft wooden character launch, the ideal fishing platform for individuals, groups and families with a good combination of shelter and open deck space. The Skipper has 49 years experience in charter boats and is the areas longest serving fishing skipper. Owner on-board to ensure a memorable trip. « less
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children

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English first
London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

We had a 4 hour fishing trip on 4th Jan 2014 - there were 9 of us on the boat and we only caught 5 fish (which i know is out of their control) However, the guy we had on our boat did not seem very friendly - he sat down with his girfriend most of the time! It would... More

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Hanmer Springs, New Zealand
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012

Arline are no longer operating and the website address directed us to anglers anonymous who took the family snapper fishing today. A fabulous morning with the sea and scenery ideal . Saw dolphins and penguins along the way. We were not disappointed with the fishing . Soon hooking into plenty of snapper some very large. Even caught gurnard and a... More

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melbourne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2011

The fishing trip was our first activity of our honeymoon (some might say a strange way to spend it!) but we had a fantastic day. The water was calm and thankfully the fish were biting. Murray and Terry made sure that we were baited up and helped us get the fish in. We walked away with about 2 kilos of... More

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Muzza28, Owner at Arline Fishing Charters, responded to this review

Believe it or not you are not the first couple to join us on the first day of the honeymoon. Recently we had the pleasure of taking a couple out on their wedding anniversary so keep us in mind should you get the urge. Many thanks for the review and we're glad you enjoyed the trip (and fish). Regards Murray More

Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2011

We had a fantastic day out on the water with Murray and Terry. Two men with a wealth of knowledge of not only the local fishing but also the history of the Bay of Islands. We fished in a nice sheltered spot (very successfully!) as we watched other charters power out into rough swells only to return a short time... More

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Muzza28, Owner at Arline Fishing Charters, responded to this review

We're glad you enjoyed your time out with us and hopefully it took your mind off the continuously moving ground back home for a while. You definitely got one of our best days fishing during that week. Many thanks for taking the time to send in a review. Regards Murray More

Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2011

Murray and Terry made us feel at home and had the greatest spots for fishing, totally worth every cent!!...I recommend these guys to anyone, they are the cheapest for the longest trip...look no further!! Arline fishing charters is where its at!!...It sounds like an ad...Its copywritten if u use it lol...Cheers boys from Michelle, Dave "OZ" AND kYLE

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Muzza28, Owner at Arline Fishing Charters, responded to this review

It was a pleasure having you guys on board (twice). Thanks for your review and we look forward to seeing you all again sometime soon. Regards Murray More

Kerikeri
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2011

The day dawned slightly overcast, we were greated at the boat by a smiling skipper (Murray), a quick trip over to Russell to pick up the ballance of the fisho's and we were away. We took a cut lunch and drinks with us and there is plenty of clean dry storage to leave your lunch and camera etc while you... More

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Muzza28, Owner at Arline Fishing Charters, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. I'm glad you guys enjoyed the trip. The fishing was pretty awesome for this time of the year and you definitely got a great day for it. Hopefully we can recreate the fishing if the weather behaves and we can get you out on the team building trip (3rd time lucky) in June. Regards Murray More

long island
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20 reviews 20 reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2011

What a great trip! It was my brother's birthday on Feb. 23rd so all of us celebrated by fishing with Arline's and having a fish Barb-B-Q that night! The 6 of us from New York were joined by 2 Kiwis on board (Tony and Brent) and had a great time. What a wonderful day interacting with the crew and everyone... More

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Muzza28, Owner at Arline Fishing Charters, responded to this review

I enjoyed having your family on board. After your comments about house sharing and meeting the locals, I was glad that we had a couple of outgoing Kiwis on board as well. The dynamics between the groups seemed to work well. The reminder about the "tiles" brought a smile to my face but I still think that we aren't the... More

California
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2011

Murray is the best: pleasant, entertaining, and he knows how to catch these fish. The boat Captain, Jake is a fishing machine. I fished 2 days in a row with Arline. The boat is very stable (the waters in the bay are inherently stable so if you get sea sick in big swells don’t worry about it!) Murray warned us... More

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Muzza28, Owner at Arline Fishing Charters, responded to this review

One thing that has always amazed me is how fast everyone settles in and introduces themselves to everyone else. The interaction and willingness to get involved makes most trips an absolute pleasure for me as well. I'm glad that you enjoyed your trip with us and thanks for the fantastic review. Regards Murray P.S. The fishing machine was Terry not... More

Wanganui, New Zealand
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2011

I went out on a great day on the Arline. And while the fish were a little reluctant to bite in their usual large numbers/sizes on that day, the relaxed friendliness and professionalism of Murray (the owner/deckhand) and Terry (the skipper) was one of the nicest experiences of all the many fishing charters I've ever been on. And the fish... More

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Muzza28, Owner at Arline Fishing Charters, responded to this review

Thanks for your review (I'm not allowed to mention reviewers names.) I wish that we could've produced better fish but not even Terry's magic touch can produce hordes of big hungry Snapper every time. I'm glad that you appreciate our efforts though. It was a pleasure having you on board. Regards Murray More

Ontario, Canada
Top Contributor
90 reviews 90 reviews
27 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2011

My wife and went out with murray and his skipper earlier this month. We picked this activity/excursion based on trip advisor reviews and were certainly not disappointed. This is definitely one of the highlights of our trip. We were fishing for smaller fish as we were using a 20lb line. The day started off slow but then picked up to... More

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Muzza28, Owner at Arline Fishing Charters, responded to this review

Many thanks for taking the time to post your review, I'm wrapped that you enjoyed your trip out with us. My biggest buzz is having happy customers. Regards Murray More

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