Fishing Trips

Fishing Trips to the Bream Bay, Hen and Chicken Islands, Sail Rock, Little Barrier, Great Barrier and Mokohinau Islands


Diving Trips

Diving Trips to the Bream Bay, Hen and Chicken Islands, Sail Rock, Little Barrier, Great Barrier and Mokohinau Islands



Take a trip up or down the coast and explore the sand dunes, or to one of several magnificent beaches on the coast.


Archive for February, 2011

Fishing Competitions Mangawhai and Whangarei Deep Sea Anglers Club

Wednesday, February 16th, 2011

Ridgeback Fishing Charters Ph 0800 347 467 invite you to join us for the

Mangawhai Fishing Club 2 Day Fishing Competition     23-24 April, 2011


`Timber World Easter Fishing Competition`     `Two Day Open Fishing Competition`

Whangarei Deep Sea Anglers Club


Contact Gordon, on 0800 347 467 or visit our website   www.fishing-diving.co.nz

Mangawhai Fishing Report

Wednesday, February 9th, 2011

This season got off to a great start, and continues to surprise with snapper spawning great, they are now feeding ferociously, catches are typically 3-7kg these are surrounded by huge schools of rat kingies, and now the Kawhai and trevally, have are in good condition up to 2.5 kg.

The easterlies have continued to drive the blue water, in close.. This made for excellent conditions for the Mangawhai Fishing Club Competition 6-2-11, which was won by yours truly with a good solid 6kg snapper, good numbers were also landed around that size, and bigger, before and after the comp!

Me with the winner Snapper - 6kg

The birds are providing great leads to schools of Kingies and kawhai and the snapper are in close attendance, so follow those birds.

On the game fish front there has been several Marlin seen and caught not far past the Chicks where the water temp is in excess of 24 degrees,

Great time to be hunting xtra large Kingies, as they are holding well on the outer reefs, taking livie`s, then once you have them in attendance, they are nailing just about any jig

On the Diving front we are consistently able to get great visibility 10-15 meters and the crayfish are still in reasonably shallow water, we have managed crayfish each trip, and we are lucky enough to dive in just about any sea conditions as the Hen & Chicks provide great shelter.

We still have plenty of good weather and fishing diving opportunities going forward, so give me call on 0800 347 467 to make a time

Remember a good chumming trail to bring them close, and the large pillie`s/squid combo are nailing large snapper, mainly on the sand where the easterlies wave action, has created good feeding conditions.