Jet-ski fishing: new sport taking off at Eastern beach

The sport of Jetskifishing is growing massively throughout the world and east Auckland is witnessing its strongest growth internationally with the Sea-Doo Global Brand Ambassador (Andrew Hill) being based in Auckland and event organiser of New Zealand’s biggest jet-ski only fishing competition.

And they’re off – the start of the Sea-Doo King of Adventure Fishing at Eastern Beach. Photo supplied

This year’s event had 120 anglers registered, all leaving from  Eastern Beach bright and early to head out fishing in search of their fish for weigh-in. The event encourages responsible riding and is a family-friendly day with plenty of riders taking their children or partners.

With a $16,000 Prize pool, the event was an enjoyable day for all, said Hill.


Results for major prizes as follows

Woman’s heaviest snapper, Andrea Ungerer 4.75kg

Kids’ heaviest snapper, Milan Wilson 1.80kg

Heaviest Kahawai, Mark Greenfield 1.45kg

Heaviest “other’ species, Mark Greenfield 3.35kg (Trevally)

Legend of Adventure Fishing (most species) x 3, Mark Greenfield

Heaviest snapper. Daniel Michev 5.30kg

Average weight snapper winner 1.71kg Sean Wilson

Mystery weight snapper winner 2.92kg Steve Harford

Advantage Cars SSA Mag & Tyre draw, Martin Koning

GFAB Trailers lucky draw, Ryan Johnson