SALTWATER FLY FISHING
Grey II is an ideal vessel for saltwater fly fishing
with an uncluttered cockpit and sunken cleats for
And the Bay of Islands offers abundant surface fish
making this an excellent location for saltwater fly
With good manoeuvrability, Earl Grey II
ensures excellent sites can be targeted in varying
conditions. When fish are not present on the surface,
chum or berley can be used to draw the fish up.
Positioning of a vessel is then of the utmost importance
due to currents and tides.
Species of particular interest include Kahawai,
Yellowtail Kingfish and Trevally. Kahawai (known as New
Zealand's Sea Trout) is a speedster renowned for
offering a challenging fight to light tackle and
flyfishermen alike. Sharks, Maomao species, Luderick and
Snapper can also be successfully targeted with fly gear.
Quality tackle is provided but if you wish to bring your
own gear we suggest tackle varying from 8 or 9 to 10
weight with shooting taper or rocket taper heads on
either floating or medium sinking(#1) lines. Fast(#2) or
ExtraFast (#3) line may be of advantage when targeting
*No saltwater sea fishing license is required