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brian jennings

Brian Jennings

Abundance Fishing Charters
027 223 3281
03 384 4730

Brian Jenning is the owner and skipper of the charter boat "Abundance" a well known and successful charter boat operating out of Lyttelton. His local fishing grounds are Kaikoura, Motinau and the Banks Peninsula where he specialises in catching Blue Cod, Trumpeter, Groper and Sea Perch.

Brian, a butcher by trade has always had a passion for fishing, with a lifetime of experience fishing the Canterbury coast he guarantees his charters, fish on every trip.

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Pete Lamb

Pete Lamb Fishing
04 387 8150
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Pete lamb is one of New Zealand's fishing Guru's and has been a feature writer for NZ Fishing News for more years than I care to remember, he started as a Land Based Game Fishing Guide with a reputation for being one of the best in the country.

He now also operates a tackle shop in Rongotai, the 52ft charter boat Melicent, produces videos, runs fishing classes and is the Wellington distributor for Southern baits.

And if that is not enough, Pete is an accomplished musician and a dedicated family man.

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Rick Pollock

025 925 371
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Rick Pollock moved to Whakatane from his native Southern California in 1978. In his first six years of operating boats from this coastal port he split his operational mode between sport fishing during the summer and autumn months, commercial fishing over winter and spring. Such is the demand now days Rick is chartering all year round and is recognised as one of New Zealand's top skippers, with an incredible knowledge of recreational fishing and a determination to provide the ultimate experience for all his clients. This is why he has one of the most successful charter boat businesses in the country, if not the most successful.

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Hugh Ensor

Te Kuia
Blue Ocean Charters Ltd
07 578 9685
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Hugh Ensor grew up with an intense love of the sea, spending his boyhood years on the East Coast near Gisborne learning to fishing and hunt. After finishing school he did an apprenticeship as an Engineer which has stood him in good stead, maintaining his current three vessels. His childhood love of the sea led to him following a career as a commercial diver and he spent six years working in various countries on the offshore oilfield industry.

Hugh holds a NZ Commercial Launch Masters ticket and he has an awesome reputation for putting fish on the boat, he and his wife Raewyn operate three charter boats out of Tauranga Harbour and specialize in reef and hapuku fishing anywhere in the Bay of Plenty.

llew jones

Llew Jones

Te Ra
Te Ra Charters
0274 978 136
07 865 8681
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Llew Jones is the skipper and owner of the Whangamata based charter boat, Te Ra. Llew has been fishing for most of his life with his first paid marine job at the age of 10 as boat boy. Since then Llew indulged his love of the sea with both recreational fishing and commercial fishing on a part time basis until he bought Te Ra fifteen years ago. Llew writes a regular column for NZ Fishing News and is a member of the Whangamata Ocean Sport fishing Club. Te Ra (The Sun) is a 45 foot launch available for casual trips and charters in the Eastern Coromandel / Bay of Plenty, operating out of Whangamata.

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