Bay of Islands Swordfish Club (Inc)
The second oldest game fishing club in the world!
And home of the worlds largest Striped Marlin ever caught on rod & reel - 243.6kg (536 lbs)
The Bay of Islands Swordfish Club has clubhouses overlooking the water in both Paihia and Russell. Both have bar and meal facilities as well as excellent displays of historic fishing photographs, tackle and memorabilia. The B.O.I. Swordfish Club is a founding member of the New Zealand Big Game Fishing Council Inc. and is affiliated to I.G.F.A., New Zealand Chartered Clubs, The Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron, Royal Akarana Yacht Club, Ponsonby Cruising Club, Opua Cruising Club and the Russell Boating Club. Members of all affiliated clubs are most welcome to enjoy the Clubs facilities when visiting the area.
Rock Hoppers Fishing Tournament - 8 & 9 November 2014 - Entry Form
Looking at booking a fishing charter or are simply visiting the bay? Russell Booking and Information Centre can help you find a boat, things to do and places to stay while in the Bay.
WORLD RECORD 369kg (811.8lb)BROADBILL SWORDFISH
The Bay of Islands Swordfish (Inc)
Opening HoursRussell Office: Mon-Fri - 9am-3pm
Russell Bar and Bistro: Mon-Thurs open from 4pm | Fri-Sun open from 12pm
Paihia Bar and Bistro: Mon-Sun open from 12pm