Series host Mandy Kupenga takes on NZ TV entertainer Pio Terei in a two boat challenge that sees the teams diving and fishing the beautiful Tutukaka coast to see who can catch the largest number of edible species. Kingfish, Snapper, Cod and a host of shellfish are on their wishlist and the losers have to do the cooking.
Bay of Plenty Big Haul
Our team’s head out to White Island, an active volcano in the Bay of Plenty, in search of big fish... and they find them in the warm underwater currents. A no holds barred, adventurous escapade that see's the women's team headed by Mandy Kupenga up against the men, all trying to catch as many species as possible.
Teamed up with Anita Muaulu, Mandy takes on the combined might of fishing guru Bill Hohepa and NZ TV actor Tammy Davis in a multi species challenge, where the teams are given envelopes containing mysterious clues. The aim is to catch a number of species that can be eaten for supper.
Braving the big swells and wild NZ West-Coast weather proves a challenge in itself as our Womens and Mens teams go head to head to provide the best seafood for a fishy family feed. There's plenty of species to be found, with Kahawai, Lemonfish, Snapper and Trevally all vying for prime place on the menu.
We head out from Whitianga for the epic grand finale. See if our teams can handle the pain and joy that big Kingfish and Snapper can bring. There's plenty of monsters to be caught or lost. Skipper Hayden will judge "Fish of the day" and the losers will have to cook a scrumptious fishy supper.