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For an up to date list of charter operators by area within New Zealand and a few international operations, especially in the Pacific, visit our charters and guides directory here

If you own a charter or guiding business and would like to feature in our Charter and Guides listings then click here for more information. A listing in our directory is $30 per month ex GST.

Ultimate Charters: Teaching Old Anglers New Tricks
March 2021

When the Ultimate Work-Up subscription promotion was won by 77-year-old reader Dawn Sangster, a few concerns started entering the head of trip host – NZ Fishing... Read More >

Mana Moana Charter Review
April 2020

Nik Key hosts a team from NZ Fishing News on his charter boat, Mana Moana. Nik knows how to catch fish on lures in the Hauraki... Read More >

Thomcat Charters Review
February 2020

Thomcat Charters are based in Gulf Harbour Marina and provide fishing charters around the Hauraki Gulf.... Read More >

King Tide saltwater fly fishing charter review
January 2020

  John Eichelsheim spent the day with unique salt-water fly charter, King Tide Salt Fly, aboard their FC535cc.... Read More >

Charter review: Hooked Up Charters
November 2019

Grant Dixon reviews Hooked Up Charters, an operation based out of Half Moon Bay with Laurie Powell at the helm. ... Read More >

Sailfish oasis
August 2019

I wouldn’t mind a dollar for every time, prior to my leaving to fish in Central America in June, I heard ‘You’re not in Guatemala now... Read More >

Spot X Fishing Charter
June 2019

We were welcomed aboard Screaming Reels at the Russell wharf with the tantalising smell of fresh baking wafting from the galley, setting the tone for a couple... Read More >

Primetime charters
May 2019

The names Primetime and Capt. John Gregory are synonymous with big game angling feats in New Zealand. Regular client Geoff Peake and friends had the pleasure... Read More >

Bream Bay Charters profile
April 2019

When it comes to charter fishing, Marsden Cove-based charter skipper Steve Martinovich can turn his hand to most fishing styles and species. After all, Steve and... Read More >

Hauraki Express
January 2019

Mark Kitteridge reviews Mightnight Express, one of the boats from Hauraki Express fleet.... Read More >

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