FAQs (Frequently asked questions!)

Will my deposit be refunded if I cancel?

There are NO refunds once your deposit is recieved. If your trip is cancelled by the skipper due to bad weather your deposit can be transferred to another date.

What happens to my charter if the weather is bad?

It is at the skipper’s discretion to cancel or postpone the charter due to bad weather. You will be contacted prior to your charter to discuss your options if the weather forecast is not ideal.

How long is an “all day” charter?

For example, if we leave port at around 6.30am we will return to port at around 5.00pm Start and finish times will depend on the tides and weather forecasts.

How long does it take to get to the fishing grounds?

The fishing grounds can be anything from 1 hour to 1.5 hours travel time from port.

What do I need to bring?

Hat, sunglasses, Sunscreen, wet weather jacket, pants & boots to keep you dry and warm from any salt spray along with your own food and drink (unless lunches are pre-arranged for the charter).

What if I think I may get seasick?

For any of you in doubt of your “sea legs” we can recommend the Paihia Bomb seasickness pills, you will need to obtain these directly from the Paihia Pharmacy prior to the date of your charter

I am from out of town can you help me find accommodation?

For our out of town anglers we can also put together a accommodation package for you or your group. Please let us know if you would like assistance with this.

Do you provide meals onboard?

Yes, Onboard catering for lunches can be arranged on request for you and your group or you can bring your own food and drink for the day.

Is there a toilet onboard?

Yes, there is a flush toilet onboard.

How many fish can I keep?

We promote Tag and release of all Game Fish but on the day it is up to the angler to make the final decision on whether to Gaff or Tag.

Am I allowed to use my own fishing rods and tackle?

Yes, you can, but all Rods and tackle are supplied in the overall price of the charter. Onboard our boat we have some of the finest fishing tackle available on the market. One of the best things about booking a fishing charter is that you get to use the latest and greatest gear without having to buy it yourself.

Where can I read about your recent trips and see photos of your catches?

We have monthly news reports on our website that are updated every month with the latest fishing news and pictures from recent fishing trips.

Do I have to pay for breakage or lost equipment?

We have a wide variety of tackle available onboard for your use; you will need to pay for any lost rigs or jigs lost at sea. We purchase these in bulk so we can offer you competitive prices on these items. Any breakages or lost rods/reels overboard from the result of misuse will also be charged back to the angler responsible at the time.

Got a question before you decide or want to confirm some booking dates?

For any further info on our charters please submit your request by filling out the form with your contact details and requirements (including DATES if you have some in mind) and we will contact you as soon as we can.

Can we hire your boat to fish in competitions?

Yes, the competition dates fill up quite fast, it is best to book as far in advance as possible to avoid disappointment if you wish to fish any competitions.

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