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Library of published articles about Primetime, and information on marlin and swordfish fisheries.
Article: Nightime is primetime [Blue Water Magazine, Sept/Oct 2001].
Article: Gone fishin' lately? [NZ Marine Scene Magazine, Sept/Oct 2001].
Article: Primetime for broadbill [NZ Fishing News Magazine, Aug 2001].
Article: Boat Feature - Primetime  [NZ Marine Scene Magazine, Xmas 2000].
Information: The New Zealand Marlin Fishery.
Information: The New Zealand Broadbill Swordfish Fishery.


The Ultimate Sportfisher for the Most Discerning of Anglers

PRIMETIME, a 58 ft Salthouse design launched in September 2000, is a purpose built, high tech, high performance fishing machine. Captain John Gregory has 22 years and 146,000 hours of professional fishing experience to offer you a fishing experience that will far outreach your expectations.

Purpose built for the top end of the market, big game fishing, and particularly for targeting the massive broadbill swordfish, PRIMETIME is breaking new ground and leading the current New Zealand broadbill revolution with her unprecedented recent successes.

In search of big blue and black marlin? Interested in the NZ world record size striped marlin? World record size yellow tail kingfish? Mako, bronze whaler, or thresher sharks? Tuna, mahi-mahi, spearfish? Hapuka (grouper), bass, snapper?

Whether heavy or light tackle, PRIMETIME is over equipped and capable. And, if you want to hunt broadbill swordfish, then John and his crew are the top performers.

*Recommended related material on this site: the Photo Gallery, the Video Gallery, the Recommendations page, the Library (the NZ Swordfish Fishery, the NZ Marlin Fishery, article : Night time is primetime, article : Gone fishin' lately, article : Primetime for broadbill).

PRIMETIME is based in beautiful Whangaroa Harbour, just north of the spectacular Bay of Islands, and operates the whole of the Northland coast. The vessel can be made available at any New Zealand port you may desire.


Outstanding fishing features:

200 miles offshore survey (the only vessel in NZ to have this level of survey) allowing access to unfished new grounds.

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Custom relax fighting chair.
PRIMETIME is fitted out with nothing but the best of tackle, Shimano reels and custom designed Kilwell live fibre game rods. From chair rods to stand up rods, for the novice  angler
to  the  most   experienced angler, we cover up to 60 kg ( 130lb) tackle. Anglers are of course more than welcome to bring their own favourite tackle or use one of the many 30 plus rod sets onboard.
10 Knots in reverse chasing down the fish (pneumatic cockpit hatch seals, and quick drain ports for assured safety),
The experienced crew of three, ensuring your total professional experience.
Underfloor freezer with capability to chill a whole marlin.

Congratulations PRIMETIME.

PRIMETIME's list of achievements for the season ending 31st June 2001

Launch most billfish, launch most game fish, launch most T/R billfish
Launch most billfish & sharks.
Launch most yellowfin tuna.
Launch heaviest game fish for the season , heaviest broadbill for the season.
Launch most mahi-mahi.
Mens champion angler.
Angler most meritorious catch.
Launch most T/R sharks.
Launch most yellowtail & albacore tuna.
Launch catching most fish over 400lb.
Rye Park Trophy for the first marlin landed by a first time angler.
Plus some new club records and pin fish,
Winner of 2001 HOPIN (Inc) Big Game Fishing Tournament with a 266.4 kg blue marlin.
Over 160 big game fish from Jan to July 2001.
Launch catching the most game fish in New Zealand.

Conifer Lane, R.D.1, Kerikeri, New Zealand
Phone/Fax ++64 9 407 1299, Mobile ++64 27 487 0344
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