WE LOVE FISHING!
Captain Greg started fishing as soon as he could walk, he would fish from Petone wharf in Wellington with his grandfather as a child, then when he was old enough he went out in a boat his grandfather built. He started gamefishing in 1994 out of Whakatane for Yellowfin Tuna, and from that moment on he was hooked. He became club captain of Wairarapa Sports Fishing Club in the early 2000’s, taking yearly trips to Waihau Bay to go Marlin fishing during Nationals. From 2005 – 2009 he fished out of Westport / Greymouth for Giant Bluefin Tuna (landing 3 himself averaging 300kg,
each trip the boat getting 6-9 Tuna a trip).
In 2008 while living in Wellington, Captain Greg met Kristen, and although she had fished all her life she had never experienced game fishing. They would go overseas during NZ winters to go fishing. Even their wedding and honeymoon were in Rarotonga and Aitutaki for 3 weeks game fishing. In 2015 they spent a month in Vavau, the game fishing paradise in Tonga. Every year Kristen and Captain Greg fish the Nationals. In 2016 they made the move from Wellington to Tauranga to be part of the magic that happens with fishing in the Bay of Plenty for Marlin and Tuna.
In 2019 Kristen caught 2 Marlin within 4 days less than 6 months after surgery, chemo and radiation for Breast cancer ( a 220kg Blue Marlin, then a 110kg Striped Marlin that won her the ladies section of Tauranga One Base Tournament). She is on the committee of the Tauranga Sport Fishing Club, and she and Captain Greg are heavily involved in all the club tournaments. They own a 12m Mariner called Anne Maree – a legendary game boat – that they are lovingly restoring and upgrading.
Screaming reels, bent rods, line peeling out, adrenaline pumping – these are the moments
we live for. We love fishing!
And we have scoured the globe to bring you innovative, quality fishing tackle that will give you an edge and maximise your chances of fishing success.
When you talk to us, you are talking to the owners of the company. We can give you expert advice, and offer unique custom services.
Whether you are setting up for the season, are fitting out a new boat, are replacing or
repairing gear, or are buying a gift for someone special, Custom Tackle New Zealand can help with your specific needs.
We invite you to make an appointment to come and see us in our showroom in Tauranga, or give us a call - Phone: +6427 4444416