14 September 2013
A C T I V I T I E S - Fishing & Charters
Black Magic Charters
Fishing, Diving and Scenic Charter Boat
3 Arawa Lane, Whitianga
Telephone (07) 867-1759 or 027 287 9063
Host : Gary and Yvonne Stirling
Black Magic Charters operates Friulana which is a 48ft ex. West Australian cray boat and the ex. Team NZ Americas Cup Tow boat.
She has been recently refitted & refurbished and is equiped with the latest underwater video camera which is capable of reaching depths of up tp 100M.
Friulana has a large deck area with a large opening stern door for Divers and this allows plenty of room for hauling dinghys and kayaks aboard.
She is surveyed for 20 day passengers and can accomodate 8 persons + crew overnight.
Black Magic Charters cater for fishing, diving and sceinic cruises and can also transport groups of kayak enthusiasts to other areas for day or overnight stays.
Full Charters & Half day or Hours to suit
93-97 Albert StreetWhitianga
07 866 5607 or 0274 788 960
Fax : 07 866 5604
Catch Charters operates a 10.2 metre (33ft) Senator mono hull called Grey Ghost which is based in the Whitianga Marina. Owner/Skipper Garry Buchanan runs a friendly, efficient operation under Safe Ship Management visiting all the top fishing and diving spots around the Mercury Islands. Full day, or half day trips are structured to suit your requirements, enabling you to maximise your day of pleasure.
Guided Sportfishing at its very Best
Mobile: 021 227 4354
Guides: Carl Muir and Toby Kemp
Epic Adventures run personalised, guided sport fishing adventures departing from either Whitianga or Tairua. 8m pontoon vessel Sanity based in Whitianga is perfectly set up for jigging, livebaiting or softbaiting with livebait tank, and all the latest jigging and softbaiting gear and tuition provided. Epic Adventures specialise in kingfish and snapper, and in 2009 our 6.7m vessel Epic took out the NZ Nationals kingfish title. We specialise in multi day fishing adventures for the keen fishermen. Fishing rounds are primarily the Aldermen Islands and Mercury Islands. As featured on the ITM Fishing Show, Shimano TV, Jigging Master and Daiwa DVD's and in Fishing Coast to Coast magazine. Whitianga based skipper Toby Kemp is well known in NZ fishing circles with an enviable background in both the commercial and recreational fishing sector. We fish four people maximum off each boat so you get the full attention of the skipper. We'll find you the fish of your dreams!
Escapade NZ - Fishing & Charters
Mob. 0274 475263
Phone 07 867 1488
Fax 07 867 1489
Owner/Operator: Ross & Denise Knutson
Berth E26 Whitianga Marina
Escapade NZ offers Corporate & General Charters for Cruising, Sightseeing and Fishing.
Escapade NZ is a 15.19 metre Riviera launch surveyed for 20 passengers, sleeps 6 passengers plus 2 crew.
Escapade NZ has been the top Mercury Bay Game Fishing Club charter vessel for the last 5 consecutive years 2004-2009, targeting Snapper, Kingfish, Hapuka, Tuna and Marlin. Escapade NZ has caught more than 100 Marlin of which most have been tagged and released (angler’s choice), with the heaviest weighed being an incredible 302 kgs.
Escapade NZ is based in Whitianga Marina and fishes mostly between Great Barrier Island and Mayor Island, and in the Far North, from mid March and April, including 3 Kings Islands. Check out our website for fishing reports, New Zealand and Pacific Island photos and for further information on packages offered or we can tailor-make a trip for your specific requirements.
Owner/Skipper : John Neighbours
49 Buffalo Beach Rd,
Phone : (07) 866-5936 or 0274-864-126
Berth : Z1, Whitianga Marina
' Infinity' is a fast, stable 12m powercat fully equipped for fishing, diving and cruising in comfort. Skipper John Neighbours has over 40 years experience in the productive waters of the beautiful Mercury Islands. Competitive rates include fishing tackle, bait and hot drinks.
Leilani II was built in Tauranga in 1978, she is of a Pelin, Cape Brett Design, and constructed of triple skinned Kauri, which is one of the strongest types of construction for this type of hull. Leilani II will cater to your needs on the water whether it be a scenic cruise, a diving or gamefishing charter, a corporate excursion or a team building exercise.
The crew on Leilani had a very sucessful season gamefishing in the 2004-05 landing New Zealands largest Stripped Marlin which could possibly be a world record if nothing larger is caught prior to the season ending. They also caught the New Zealand record Hapuka.
Mercury Bay Charters
64 B Robinson Road
Phone:07 869 5118 or 021 168 5482
Skipper:John Van Ham-Etches
Full days or half day fishing charters available. Available for fishing or sightseeing.
All gear available.
Rippin & Reelin
Fishing, Diving, Scenic Trips,
14 Eyre Street, Whitianga 3510
Craig & Tabatha Farr
Telephone 0274-824-630 or 07 866 4759
Craig specialsises in straylining which in his opinion produces larger snapper
and more chances of kingfish. Many people have
been unfamiliar with this technique but with the
right instructions and gear, have had a marine
encounter that can often only be offered on overnight
trips. R & R is Under Safe Ship Management surveyed
to carry 6 people plus skipper. She is an 8 metre
walkaround design. Ideal for bottom or Marlin
& Tuna sport fishing. With a top speed of 30 knots,
cruise at 25 knots, we have more fishing time,
less travel. Bait & Rods are supplied. Toilet
on board. FISH FILLETED ON BOARD.
Ultimate Pursuit Charters
Russel & Judith Clague
Telephone (07) 866 2498
Fax : (07) 866 2491
Mobile (0272) 818 446
Fishing, Diving, Sightseeing, Game Fishing, Overnighters available. Trips by arrangement to Mercury Island and the Great Barrier.
12m Catamaran with toilet, shower facilities.
Able to sleep upto seven.
Waters Edge Charters
Charter Boat / Shore Fish / Diving & Sighseeing trips
Box 105, Whitianga
Owner/operator: Craig Donovan
Telephone (07) 866-5760 or 027-4777-899
Fax: 07 866 5763
Wild Goose is a Randel 46ft with 32ft of covered fishing deck and has a cruise speed of 12 knots. Equipped with the latest safety gear including Oxygen. Two hot showers, 230 volt power, a flush toilet and a BBQ. Surveyed for 20 pax plus 3 crew for the area East Cape to North Cape. ALL types of fishing are catered for with tackle, bait supplied if required. There is lots of storage for dive bottles and gear, with a fold down boarding platform making easy access to and from the water. Scenic trips can be designed to meet your needs. From viewing Hahei Marine Reserve and Cathedral Cove, to out and around the mercury Bay Island and anywhere in between. We specialise in half and full day trips so please inquire about our per person / half day/ full day boat hire rates. VISA/Mastercard facilities.