Game fishing in the Bay of Plenty or off East Cape

The team at Coastal Fishing Charters can ensure your expectations are exceeded for a memorable day of thrilling gamefishing in the stunning Bay of Plenty or off East Cape.

Gamefishing – Including Marlin fishing, Yellowfin tuna fishing & Broadbill swordfish fishing

If you’re interested in gamefishing you need a Bay of Plenty or East Cape fishing charter business that knows what it’s doing!

Aaron and the team onboard Coastal Fishing Charters’ 8.6 metre Senator boat, Strictly Fishing, have a wealth of experience deep sea fishing and big game fishing off Waihau Bay, Hicksbay & the famous Ranfurly Banks off the East Cape.

As members of the Waihau Bay Sports Fishing Club, and winners of many prizes in local fishing tournaments, you can be sure you’re in winning hands when it comes to finding the BIG FISH!

Day trips Gamefishing cost $2000 for 1 – 6 people. This includes rod hire, bait, tackle and salt ice for your trip home.

Bluefin Tuna fishing – don’t miss out on the trip of a lifetime!!

Gamefishing at its best! The Bluefin tuna is one the greatest and strongest fighting fish on this planet today. An experience of a life time!

The Southern Bluefin Tuna has an estimated weight of between 50 – 200 kg. the Northern Bluefin Tuna has an estimated weight of between 200 – 500+kg.

Where are the bluefin tuna fishing trips based from?

We base our trips from Waihau bay or Hicksbay depending on the time and of course the Tuna.

When? What dates can we fish for Bluefin Tuna?

How do I book it? I don’t want to miss out! Ph Aaron – 021 542 127

If you want to know more or you’d like to register your interest or book a trip, contact Aaron on 021 542 127, or fill in the form to the left if you wish.

The details… the weather, how long are we away for, time it takes to get to fishing grounds…

All trips are weather dependent and groups must be flexible with dates.

Each 2 Day trip is booked into a 2 – 4 day period. This allows for the best weather and sea conditions.

Trips will commence leaving the bay at around 6am and returning to the bay at around 5pm.

Fishing will begin as soon as we reach the desired grounds which normally takes us around 1.5 hours travel time to reach from the bay.

How much? What does that include?

Price is $4400 for 1-4 anglers which includes 2 Days fishing for bluefin Tuna. All rods, tackle + Salt ice for your trip home.

We can arrange accommodation options for you to stay during your charters.

What are the catch limits?

We allow the group to take 2 Bluefin Tuna per day. We encourage tag and release at all times with a photo. Only 1 fish per day can be weighed in, as part of an agreement with the Waihau Bay Sports Fishing Club.

With Coastal Fishing Charters you will see some great game fishing on these trips! We can arrange packaging for your fish at a cost if needed for your travel home.

Day Charter Fishing Trip Costs

We require 20% of the overall price of the charter as a deposit. There are No refunds once the deposit is recieved.

Ranfurly Banks – Day trips cost: $3,200   1 – 6 People (5 people is comfortable)

Price includes all rod hire, bait, tackle and salt ice for your trip home. Departing from Hicks Bay (Onepoto Rd) at around 7am and generally arrive at the Banks within an hour and return to Hicks Bay at around 5:00pm.

Bluefin Tuna Fishing –  June – July (Limited bookings available) 2 Day Fishing Package cost: $4,400 1- 4 People

Price includes: 2 days of fishing for Bluefin Tuna, all rod hire, tackle and salt ice for your trip home. Bluefin Tuna trips leave at around 6am and return at around 5pm – departing from either the Waihau bay boat ramp in Waihau bay or from Hicksbay (Onepoto Rd).

Gamefishing – Jan – March (Day trips: Cost: $2000)   1 – 6 People

Price includes all rod hire, bait, tackle and salt ice for your trip home. Gamefishing trips leave at around 730am and return at around 4.30pm – departing from either the Waihau bay boat ramp in Waihau bay or from Hicksbay (Onepoto Rd).

Payment Terms

When making a booking please allow …

  • A ‘weather window’ of 3 – 5 days that is pencilled into our booking schedule for each charter booking. Then as the time nears, the various meteorological sites are consulted and mixed in with local knowledge to produce ‘the day’. It’s a formula that’s worked phenomenally well for us to this point. No trips have been cancelled. We will confirm with you via email or phone your actual charter date 2 – 3 days ahead of the chosen ‘weather window’ you have booked in our availability calendar.

Deposit information & details ….

When you book we ask for a 20% Deposit of the charter to confirm. Once the deposit is paid we will confirm the trip. We then secure the dates. Until the deposit is paid dates are still available. We will send a confirmation email to you once we have received your deposit payment. We would please ask that the remaining balance is to be paid in full prior to the departure of your charter. There are no refunds once the deposit is recieved.

(Prices are subject to change, New prices as of 01/01/2017 )

Mechanical difficulties…

If for any unforseen circumstances, due to mechanical difficulties, the boat is unable to leave, there will be no refund as the trip will be re-scheduled.

Bank account details

Money can be deposited to Westpac account: 03-1547-0080045-00 (Please ref: your name & date of charter)

For more info on these charters, please phone Aaron on 021 542 127 or contact us


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