About Us

Learn more about Lindsay and His Nibs Fishing & Hunting in the Bay of Plenty.

His Nibs Fishing & Hunting will do everything possible to make your trip in the Bay Of Plenty the best that it can be. Whether you are chasing that big fish or an exciting hunting experience, we can help.

Watching, teaching and sharing with novices their first experiences.

His Nibs owner/operator Lindsay has been a fisher & hunter since childhood and enjoys nothing better than sharing his passion with travelers from all over the world.

His Nibs II – Able to fish Taupo and Rotorua /lakes, Whakatane and White Island.

Trailered 6.1 Meter Surtees Workmate.

Surveyed to carry 1-6 people.

Toilet on board.

Motors: 130hp Yamaha & quiet 15hp Honda 4 stroke.

All safety and fishing equipment supplied.

Excellent dive boat for up to five divers.

Fishing – How it all began

Lindsay's father William/Bill Hunt was a keen fisher/hunter and Lindsay followed in his footsteps from about 5 years onwards. A lot of coastal and river fishing for recreation which became a passion that was to stay with Lindsay through adult life in the Horowhenua/Manawatu. Some thirty years on Lindsay moved to Taupo permanently and has since made the Bay Of Plenty his back-yard.

Lindsay's first introduction to fishing was with his Uncle George Gatchell. George owned the Chrystal Brook Tackle Shop at Waihatanui, Taupo. His fly's adorned the walls of the store and other fisherman would travel miles to see and purchase them. When George first tied the now famous 'burglar fly' he wandered across the road to the 'Picket Fence' for which Waihatanui is best known to try it out. After an afternoon of "stealing all our fish;" George was heard to remark, "Stealing? Theft? Yeah, it's a burglar alright."

During his childhood Lindsay passion for the sport grew as Uncle George and cousins Wayne & Daphne taught him about tying flies and how to use them. Many summer holidays and many fish later Lindsay had fallen in love with the Taupo area. But now has moved to the Bay Of Plenty town of Whakatane.

Hunting – How it all began

Like with fishing, Lindsay's exposure to the joy of hunting began young. Starting with game bird hunting around 6, then small game/varmints and progressing later to deer and pigs around 16.

Target shooting was another early passion for Lindsay; he got an early start aged 12 which would bring him competitive success in the future.

1980 – 2nd at the National Telescopic Sights Running Game Championships. (NZSGSSA)

1981 – 1983 - Horowhenua Branch Champion - Moving Target + Shotgun.

1982 – 1st at the National Telescopic Sights Running Game Championships. (NZSGSSA)

1983 – 1st at the National Open Telescopic Sights Running Game Championships. (NZSGSSA)

1984 – 3rd at the New Zealand Bench Rest Championships. (NZSGSSA)

1984 – 3rd at the National Bench Rest Championships.

1984 – New Zealand Representative for Metallic Silhouette. (US vs NZ Light Rifle Postal Match).

As Lindsay is also a qualified journeyman butcher all fish & game can be cleaned and prepared for you.

Cancellation policy. If the weather is to bad to continue for the date booked and paid. We will offer alternative dates placing you first in next suitable fishing day. A cancellation fee of 20% may be charged.