About your Fishing Guide, Captain Steve Butler
Steve is a qualified skipper holding the qualification
of RLL. For your added safety Steve also holds a current
First Aid Certificate and Radio Operators License. We
are members of the Safe Ship Management Company, Steve Mabbett Ltd, authorized by Maritime New Zealand to
provide Safe Ship Management Services.
We are family members of the historic Bay of Islands
Swordfish Club, the oldest gamefish club in New Zealand.
Orginally established in 1918 as the Bay of
Islands Kingfish Club Inc, the present day Bay of
Islands Swordfish Club was incorporated in 1924. Day
Memberships with the Bay of Islands Swordfish Club can
be organized for those anglers wishing to target line
class species while fishing aboard Earl Grey II.