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“Best Fishing Trips Ever”

Captain Bucko Fishing Charters
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Owner description: Hi I hope that what you see here (good or bad) will give the information you need to hopefully make you want to come fishing with me in the bay of islands We always do our best to have you walk away from your fishing experience happy and with a nice bag in hand to put on the bbqWe look after the young and old teaching as you go. Please call me to have a talk about your trip.
Northland, Northland, New Zealand
1 review
“Best Fishing Trips Ever”
Reviewed February 13, 2012

We have been fishing with Captain Bucko over the last 16 years since we moved to the Bay of Islands, we have always had an enjoyable time and have never come home without any fish.We also find Grumpy9898's response to Captain Bucko as totally ridiculous as we have always had fun as Bucko has a really good sense of humour as well as being very polite and professional with all anglers.Every time we have been on this boat we still get told about the safety regulations and where the safety gear and life jackets are kept.We have done 5 Carters Fishing Compititions on this boat and would recommend Bucko very highly to future anglers.If you want a good all rounder Bucko is your man. Tight Lines All

Visited November 2011
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English first
Paihia, null, New Zealand
2 reviews
“Truly a legend!”
Reviewed February 13, 2012

Just came back from a half day trip with local Paihia fishing guru Capt Bucko. If you want to catch big snapper this is the guy to go fishing with. Unbelievable how he knows just where they are... thanks Bucko I look forward to another trip soon. You are the man!

Visited February 2012
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Manukau, New Zealand
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“Waste of time and money”
Reviewed November 14, 2011

This was the worst fishing charter trip ever, there was no safety briefing, no mention of life jackets, the skipper (Bucko) was rude and belittled everyone on the boat including their equipment. He constantly fished over paying customers heads by wildly casting. At the same time giving out such advise as "you'll never catch anything with that rig".
The boat was old, the rods and reels were mostly worn out and seized, we had to catch baitfish which remained untouched by any snapper. In fact no Snapper were caught by any customers. We constantly moved location, never used berley and had limited bait options.
Not recommended a disappointing experience for all paying customers.
Better of rock fishing.

Visited October 2011
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