Words from the Skipper

Words from the Skipper

On board the SpotX charter boat ‘Screaming Reels ‘ in the Bay of Islands we do a lot of fishing for kingfish. To help us achieve great results we like to use good quality gear.
For our live bait and our jigging outfits we use PENN. The live bait set up consists of PENN Fathom 40 lever drag reels on PENN Ocean Assassin PE 5-8 rods loaded with 15 or 24 kg mono. The jigging setups are PENN Fathom 25 Narrow lever drag reels on PENN Ocean Assassin PE 5-8 rods loaded with 50lb multicoloured braid.
All 6 sets we have on board have caught hundreds of king fish over the last two and a half years and have been faultless. We have had no issues with the performance of this gear. I have not even had them serviced.
We also have many comments from our clients stating how nice they are to use on powerful fish.
We also use PENN International VI big game reels for our big game fishing. These include four 80W, two 50W and two 30W. These PENN Internationals are awesome reels that have proved very reliable on many marlin and other big game species.