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“Anglers anonymous”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Arline Fishing Charters - CLOSED

Arline Fishing Charters
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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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities
Hanmer Springs, New Zealand
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Anglers anonymous”
5 of 5 bubbles 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 kingfish. The team went the extra to find the fish and extended the time while the fish were biting We came back well satisfied , with plenty of fresh snapper for dinner. Very comfortable boat well organised trip.

Visited December 2012
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melbourne
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5 reviews
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“What a great day!”
5 of 5 bubbles 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 Snapper fillets. Would defintely recommend this tour to anyone. Thanks for the day fellas!

Visited May 2011
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Muzza28, Owner at Arline Fishing Charters, responded to this review, June 2, 2011
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
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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3 reviews
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“Great fishing and good company!”
5 of 5 bubbles 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 later. The fishing was awesome with all sorts of fish being pulled in, the best value for money of all the charters in the Bay of Islands, we went home with a big bag of snapper fillets which were delicous!
Thank you very much Terry and Murray for a memorable day on the water,
Andy and Jo

Visited April 2011
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Thank AndyW89
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Muzza28, Owner at Arline Fishing Charters, responded to this review, June 2, 2011
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
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Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
“Bloody awesome!!”
5 of 5 bubbles 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

Visited April 2011
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Thank MissionsOn80
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Muzza28, Owner at Arline Fishing Charters, responded to this review, June 2, 2011
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
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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37 reviews
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“Awesome day on the water”
5 of 5 bubbles 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 fish, and fish we did!
It was a great day, plenty of fish in a nice calm sheltered location, the gear that was provided was all good quality, as were the fish, some good sized snapper as well as a few kahawai a trev and a very nice dory. Murray even fileted all the fish for us, we came home with nearly 4kg of fillets. All in all an awesome day out on the water, very good value.
Cheers
Wayne & Helen

Visited April 2011
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Thank VW-Foodies
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Muzza28, Owner at Arline Fishing Charters, responded to this review, May 29, 2011
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
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