Three Kings Islands, New Zealand 2023

  • Location: 60NM NW of Cape Reinga, In the Far North of North Island New Zealand
  • Cost: Per person for groups of 6 anglers, NZ $4,700 pp.
  • Duration: 5 Boat days, live-aboard on Radar Blue

Trip Dates for 2023:

We have secured the following prime dates for November 2023. These are the 1st trips to the Three Kings Islands for the 2023/24 season. The Yellowtail are feeding hard and aggressively in their pre-spawn buildup - this is when they are beefing up and competing with each other for breeding dominance. Quite possibly, the best and hardest fights you will ever experience. It doesn't get better than this. Hard and Brutal.    

31st October - 5th November 2023 - 4 anglers confirmed, 2 spaces available 

6th November - 11th November 2023 - 6 anglers confirmed, Fully Booked

The Price includes accommodation on Radar Blue (the newest vessel in the Enchanter fleet), all meals onboard and return road transfers between Auckland Airport and Mangonui. It does not include International flights to and from New Zealand.

About the Three Kings Islands:

These trips are designed for the JIGGING Specialist!!! Our trip dates are scheduled as the first trips of the 2023/24 Three Kings Season. By November, no fishing has taken place at the Three Kings Islands or surrounds for 6 months ensuring that the fish have not seen a jig or lure for over half a year. This also coincides with pre-spawn, heightened and aggressive feeding behaviour from trophy fish prior to the spawning season. 

The opportunity to box with MANY 30+kg, and more than a few 40+kg Yellowtail Kingfish on Radar Blue, a magnificent 56ft boat with 8 berths. The Three Kings Islands are located in the Tasman Sea, 60 nautical miles to the NW of North Island, New Zealand and comprise many miles of islands, seamounts and ranges with rugged rocky sea beds and drop offs, rising from 2000 metres to 40 metres. 

The strong currents excite the likes of Yellowtail Kingfish and provide an abundance of food for Hapuka, Bass, Bluenose, Trumpeter, Silver Trevally, Rosies, and many more species . There is also the chance of Yellowfin Tuna, Southern Bluefin Tuna, and Blue and Striped Marlin, as well as the mighty Gladiator of the Sea - The Broadbill Swordfish!

Why so good?. The Three Kings are isolated and remote and not accessible to the daily recreational angler. It is a firm favourite with the world’s jigging specialists.  Each trip offers 5 fully catered days on board, with the most amazing Jigging you will ever have experienced. A representative of Jigstar Africa will accompany guests on both trips.

We have Jigged the "Three Kings" with Lance Goodhew on multiple trips every year from 2010 onwards (with the exception of the 2 pandemic years), and every trip has provided some of the best fishing of our lives! 

For more information, please send an e-mail to Linda Lillis on: