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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.


"I highly recommend John Gregory and PRIMETIME. The vessel is unequaled, the service total, and, of course, catching three broadbill swordfish exceeded my wildest dreams". [These two at 187 KG (411 lb.) and 256 KG (563 lb.) respectively, plus one tag/release est. 50 KG (110 lb.)].

Ken Gill, Auckland, New Zealand.

'An experience of a lifetime', that's what I would call it. The most awesome adventure I have ever experienced.

I have traversed the Southern Alps, fished many parts of New Zealand and overseas, and been involved in many adventures, but the 'Primetime experience' tops them all.

To be more than a hundred miles off North Cape in the dark with 35 knot winds, 2-3 meter swells, hooked into a large beast of a broadbill, feeling safe, happy and contented. What else could you wish for.

A vessel that most of us only dream about made the journey such a pleasure. The 5 star rating of Primetime surpassed all expectations. A very comfortable ride in all sea conditions. The professionalism of the skipper John and his crew was outstanding as were the meals and accommodation.

From when we set sail to the time we berthed 6 days later the crew were continuously pampering you with your every need, including a great variety of fishing fun and excitement both day and night. The broadbill was the icing on the cake.

A 'PRIMETIME experience' is a must for all adventurers. I am already planning my next 'PRIMETIME adventure'.

Paul Obrien, Whakatane, New Zealand.

After my son and I fished on PRIMETIME over Queens Birthday week, I felt I had to put pen to paper and express my pleasure and privilege at being on board a very professionally run vessel.

The skipper John Gregory gave 110% of his time when I played a very large broadbill for 7 & 1/2 hours resulting in a club record for myself.

The service, accommodation and attention to detail do John and his crew proud, and I would not hesitate in recommending any fishing or non-fishing person to go fishing on Primetime, knowing they will be treated like royalty.

Laurie Stephens, Whangaroa, New Zealand.

"My trip on PRIMETIME was truly exceptional, far exceeding expectations. A fleek ship and great crew. I have no hesitation recommending PRIMETIME as an exceptional experience, and our trip was certainly one to remember"

Graeme Sinclair, New Zealand's television fishing guru.

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