It was in 1926 Zane Grey, the noted American writer and
fisherman first visited the Bay of Islands and put our
area on the international gamefishing stage with
his book "The Angler's El Dorado". His prolific articles
in international sporting magazines of the time
highlighted the uniqueness of New Zealand fishing.
While fishing aboard Earl Grey II it is not unusual for
our clientele to be treated to extras such as sightings
of dolphins, seals, various ocean birdlife, shark action
and even the occasional whale.
Small groups or individual seals can also seen basking on
rocky outcrops or swimming about in our waters. This
seal was photographed tossing a Congo Eel about while
feeding in the inner bay.