GETTING YOU TO THE BIG FISH……FASTER

Our purpose built Extreme vessels are powered by Honda for quietness, fuel economy, reliability and performance. We know you would prefer to be fishing rather than travelling, so we use our speed to get you to the action and our Furuno sounders to track down the fish.

USE THE BEST GEAR

Wave Dancer use Catch Fishing tackle because it’s tough, innovative, and amazing at catching fish. You’ll be using lures like the Freestyle Kabura, Betabug, Squid Wings, Long John Slider, The Boss to name a few, and experiencing the Catch Pro Series rods and reels.

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Every week one lucky person will win a trip on Wave Dancer. You could be catching the snapper of a lifetime, or experiencing the thrill of a workup as hundreds of gannets dive bomb into a school of frenzied baitfish that are fleeing from a pod of hungry dolphins.

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Wave Dancer Adventures.

We have a fishing adventures to suits all types of anglers. From very affordable single day

trips on Auckland’s Hauraki Gulf, to full boat charters out to Great Barrier or the Mokohinau Islands

Not how I would navigate this lineup but props to this legend.

World Surf League
Holy ship! 🛥
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Robert Hami Hamon is this you on the way back to the mooring

Jack Draper Samuel Hines Janene Draper maybe we need to practice this for the big days!!!!

Geoff Salmond remember when you tried to do this...

Hoawhh!!

Heck

Cory Williamson Kevin Wells

Gary Whippy

Paul

Marco ma questa estate derapiamo così con la tavola di Giovanni?

The guy is a nutter

Paul Mcluckie

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1 week ago

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Today on Midnight Special.
Crazy winter workups east of Kawau, caught on the Catch Fishing 150 gram orange freestyle kabura.
Book your trip today www.wavedancer.co.nz/adventures/crew-club/
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Today on Midnight Special. 
Crazy winter workups east of Kawau, caught on the Catch Fishing 150 gram orange freestyle kabura. 
Book your trip today http://www.wavedancer.co.nz/adventures/crew-club/

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Wow ....that is one beautiful snapper!!...

Nice one :)

Karl Evans east

Shannon Chambers

Ange N Josh Amos

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1 week ago

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Adam with a nice king for the day and some awesome snapper fishing around the workups.
We had non stop workups from 11am till we left.
Right now it's a daily thing so get on it.
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Adam with a nice king for the day and some awesome snapper fishing around the workups. 
We had non stop workups from 11am till we left.
Right now its a daily thing so get on it.

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What area should we be looking in mate?

Mike Imre?

Jack Blondel

Tony Jack Rea

2 weeks ago

Wave Dancer

Join Grant "Espresso' Bittle this Friday 14th July from 7pm on RadioLIVE's fishing show!
Find your frequency here: www.radiolive.co.nz/home/frequencies.html or text the word LISTEN to 3920.
OR listen via the RadioLIVE or rova app.
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Join Grant Espresso Bittle this Friday 14th July from 7pm on RadioLIVEs fishing show!
Find your frequency here: http://www.radiolive.co.nz/home/frequencies.html or text the word LISTEN to 3920.
OR listen via the RadioLIVE or rova app.

Glorious winter fishing!

Catch Fishing
WTF - 12.7.17

Workups erupting in full force in the Hauraki Gulf and the arrival of bluefin tuna at Waihau Bay. It’s glorious winter fishing!

Inshore areas have been showing off at times this week. The welcome surprise of seeing the sea surface appearing alive, and alive it has been with plenty of workups.

North Shore bays, Whangaparaoa peninsula, Whangaparaoa bay and many other shorelines around the coastline have been absolutely alive. Thousands of terns and petrels in low flying squadrons with incredible scenes of sea life. Yet at other times you wonder how and where they have ‘disappeared’ to. Mackerel and kahawai in these areas can be prolific. Providing a welcome fishing fix for land based and small boat fishing, all so close to shore. Fish schools tend to move along quickly. But they circle back around the areas as the baitfish do their best to avoid the predators from both above and below. Therefore, one great idea is to do an anchor session in the general area. Time the tide and wind and you’ll be kept busy with fish of all sorts. Who knows but potentially kahawai, snapper, gurnard, mackerel and John Dory (great on a live mackerel just caught).
Further afield the fishing has been truly exciting.

With eye popping workups erupting in full force, consequently you know there is plenty of action happening under the surface. The big mammals have been on the rampage and keeping fed for the winter chill. After all their blood temperature is the same as ours, so they need to burn fuel to stay warm out there. Whales and dolphins have been in a full-on fishing mode of their own. Bailing up pilchard schools into baitballs and feasting. Northern Tiri, Eastern Kawau, around Anchorite Rock, southern Barrier/Pigeons have all had their share of excitement with solid sized kingfish and snapper.

The sights, the anticipation, the tension building as the lures drop, the birds in the air making that beautiful fish-found sound….SMACK, and you’re on. The line strains, the drag burns and your eyes widen…. Nothing like the thrills of hooking up, the first sight of the fish as ‘colour’ is seen and the elation of landing your fish. No matter what the species, where you fish, or what you fish off. Exciting times.

Here’s something to help you keep your fish hooked so you lose less fish. The first and second runs are usually quite fast. Let them run with the drag if you can. When you’re retrieving the fish lift your rod, but not too high. Wind on the way down. But don’t drop your rod too fast, which can cause slack line. This is when you’ll tend to drop the fish. Avoid slack line and keep a bend in your rod at all times.

So whether you’re off down to Waihau Bay chasing Bluefin Tuna, or staying local, the scene has certainly been set for some glorious winter fishing times. You just need to get the right gear and be out there doing it!

Cheers,
Espresso.

Catch Fishing / Wave Dancer / Extreme Boats / Honda Marine New Zealand / Furuno New Zealand / Savwinch Drum Winches / Isuzu Utes New Zealand Ltd

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Chad BooysensLiam Brady when I get back...

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2 weeks ago

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Greg Troughton with a nice king,
The fishing at the moment is Hot!
These days are definitely worth the cold mornings!
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Greg Troughton with a nice king,
The fishing at the moment is Hot!
These days are definitely worth the cold mornings!

3 weeks ago

Wave Dancer

Where's The Fish 5 July 2017 - Winter Workups R Us!
Winter Workups – you’ve got to love it when it’s raining gannets!

The winter workup switch has been flicked on and someone forgot to turn if off, for several days! Workups produce amazing sights and sounds. The food chain is being rattled long and loud with thumping great workups most days somewhere in the Hauraki Gulf recently. There’s some surprisingly big fish in terms of both snapper and kingfish in attendance. Thrills and spills aplenty in fishing terms. Many stories to be told of ‘the one that got away’, and excited stories of the ones that didn’t. Flat Rock to Anchorite has been one consistent area.

A full moon looms on Sunday, let’s hope this doesn’t turn the fishing feast off leading up to it. Only time will tell, although a moderate tidal flow should keep things ticking along nicely.

Temperatures are holding O.K. out further in the gulf but in close they’re dropping down to 14c. Therefore some form of stimulation is the key to good fishing, whether it’s Mother Nature’s bite times, burley, birds active on the surface or a combination. Lower water temperatures inshore can mean many fish need to be sparked up to really get into feeding mode, especially snapper.

Enjoy your winter fishing, it’s always an adventure.
Espresso.

Catch Fishing / Wave Dancer / Extreme Boats / Honda Marine New Zealand / Furuno New Zealand Savwinch Drum Winches Isuzu Utes New Zealand Ltd
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Michael Thompson no better time than the present

Josh Holmes great tips

Josh Gordon

Travis Godden

Jack Blondel

Mike Hulme-Moir

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3 weeks ago

Wave Dancer

#Catch-Fish-Hacks 1: Securing jigs with welded ring/split ring...
Introducing Catch Fishing Fish Hacks - a series of short videos on getting more from modern lure fishing techniques. Fish Hack #1: jigs with welded rings and split rings - which do you tie the leader to and why?

Grant Bittle, John Donald, Naomi Peterson, Arnie Mears
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That was great info to no Grant Bittle....specially the knot you used....I myself been using it for years.....uni-knot all day😎

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Dan Baker