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A great experience besides the fact it was so choppy and I was sea sick for about 4 hours. I bounced back though and caught a kingfish and 5.5kg snapper which was a delicious dinner.
Skipper Owen was nice but became a bit grumpy with others when they snapped some of the line off :(
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Fished with Carl 1 day in March loved it that much came back over in September with 2 mates and Fished 5 days. We caught plenty of Kingfish to 30kgs and Snapper to 6kgs. We fished with both Carl and Toby as skippers both were first class, very help full and made us feel very welcome, we had a ball and can't wait to get back over and fish with them again. I would recommend Epic Adventures to anyone who wants to get there arms stretched by plenty of big kingies.
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A top rank organisation with quality equipment to deal with very classy fish. Carl is a first class operator who's hospitality and commitment to his customers exceeds that of any other guide with which I have fished. Fished with Carl the first time in May, so good I came back in August.
Darryl, Sydney Australia
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I was recently looking to purchase a new boat but after my trip with Carl on Epic Adventures I have decided that it is more practical for me to board his vessel and have the a wealth of experience and knowledge at my disposal.
The boat and all the gear that is provided is top of the range and Carl does not hesitate to offer any of his tackle to the crew. We definitely got more than our moneys worth and I look forward many more trips with Epic Adventures!
I had high expectations when I signed up for a charter with Carl. 3 respected fishing store owners I had spoken to in Auckland all said he was the man to go with if I wanted to slay Kingfish and were talking him up big time. I had also taken a look at his excellent website and seen the photo's and read the reviews. I can honestly say that the trip EXCEEDED my expectations. I could not fault the boat, the skipper - Carl, the top of the line fishing gear he had available for those that did not have any specialised Jigging gear or the spots he took us to. I caught more kingfish(10) in the first 4 hours than I had in the previous 15 years(6). Unbelievable. We were hooking up on every drift with multiple hookups the norm. And when the hookup rate did slow when the sun had risen a little, Carl got us to change from the pink jigs that had been so successful earlier to blue jigs and we were back into the action again. He knows his stuff. He took time to show us all the correct technique to use to get the best results. If he wasn't unhooking fish, taking photo's or feeding us with a wicked chocolate slice his wife whipped up for us he was encouraging us each time we hooked up. Half way through our 8 hour charter we decided to target Hapuka to have a rest from the relentless Kingfish. Our arms were aching. At the end of the day Carl gutted and gilled our catch and after thanking him several times and the compulsory handshakes it was all over. It was the best charter I have ever been on and I have already booked another trip with him but this time I've booked the whole boat ... So my mates can get a taste of the action.
If you want your arms stretched and a photo holding a big Kingfish Carl Muir is the man to see.
One of the best fishing experiences I have had....Carl is a credit to the charter business and certainly knows his stuff! If you are looking for some genuine fishing thrills, the Kingfish is the ultimate fighter. This will certainly be made a regular trip and I wouldn't consider anyone else to point us in the right direction. Whether you are new to the sport, or a hardened fisherman...EPIC is the one to choose.
Thanks for a great day!!!! See you again soon!
I had a great fishing experience! Carl knew exactly where to go to catch Yellowtail Kingfish. With a quick run down on how to use the equipment and the technique in jigging, it was off to the races! The only limit to how many fish I could catch was my own physical ability. Kingfish provide an excellent fight, and they will test your physical endurance. Definitely a memorable experience.
Carl of epicadventures understands what his customers want and quickly adjusted to his experienced fisherman customers. Straight to the spot, straight onto the fish, good instructions, fantastic fishing, variety of spots, good gear. Biggest kingi 50lbs, biggest snapper 12lbs - couldn't recommend more highly. An epic day!