4 day Tuna/Ranfurly Banks Combo
Fish – southern Bluefin Tuna
Season: June- Mid August
Location: Waihau Bay/East cape
Nearest Port: Whakatane
Nearest International Airport: Auckland
Nearest Domestic Airport: Whakatane
Time to get there: 6 – 8 hours
Departure times: 5pm the evening before, (Riverbar, tides and weather dependent).
Trip Length: 4 days
Cost: $1800 per person for six anglers.
Food: fully catered inclusive
Bait and Tackle and Rods supplied: inclusive
Fishing techniques: Mainly trolling but also chunking and dead baiting and burley
Recommended Tackle: Heavy 60kg, chair or stand up
The 4 day Ranfurly combo is a great trip to tick off that bucket list bluefin and then go onto the famed Ranfurly banks for a shot at some Ranfurly Monsters. Bass and Hapuka are prolific during the winter months with some Bass going over 100lbs . Always a chance at a monster kingi as well but they are not prolific at this time of the year. This is a fun trip were you can choose what you want to do over the 3 days of fishing. Day 4 is steaming back to Whakatane to arrive approx midday (Bar conditions and tide dependent)