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Looking for recommendations for good operators in Northland for general snapper/kingfish trips. Any one been out with Lady Jess?

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Dove charters on board Wild Goose out of Kawhia last week. First time charter goers me an my 10yr old. Full moon, the fishing was I thought fantastic, so skipper off the hook. He and his deckie Bruce worked non stop for the crew doing everything needed for clients in a manner better than we often receive across a shop counter. Thanks Dove, my boy will remember that trip for the rest of his life.
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Originally posted by bentbutt bentbutt wrote:

Dove charters on board Wild Goose out of Kawhia last week. First time charter goers me an my 10yr old. Full moon, the fishing was I thought fantastic, so skipper off the hook. He and his deckie Bruce worked non stop for the crew doing everything needed for clients in a manner better than we often receive across a shop counter. Thanks Dove, my boy will remember that trip for the rest of his life.

I just had a message from Bruce the deckie telling me about bentbutts son, catching most of the fish.
The youngster was a "machine",he said, & was real good at what he was doing.
Not to dusty for a 10 year oldClap

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Just came back from a trip out of Whangaroa with Blue Water Adventures. This is my 2nd time on the boat and it's a serious fishing machine! - White pointer with 2 x Honda 250's on the back - it gets up and boogies and is well set out - heaps of room and a dunny! PLUS - skipper is knowledgeable and good value buggar.
You can catch anything out of Whangaoroa too - Marlin (they got one yesterday), Tuna, Bass, Bluenose, serious Kingy's as well as all the usual stuff. Only $300 inc bait and gear.
Accommodation is bloody cheap too. We have booked a few trips and need people if you're keen - I will post it shortly Big smile
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Fish and dips Roy's the man very knowledgeable and hard working going the extra mile to get you hooked up
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Originally posted by bornagainfishermen bornagainfishermen wrote:

Fish and dips Roy's the man very knowledgeable and hard working going the extra mile to get you hooked up

X2 I just had a great day out on Fishndips with some mates and we were all very impressed with Roy's effort and attitude.
Great boat, great skipper good times.
If your into lure fishing or you just wanna try it out make a booking and get amongst it.
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Hi, A few of us from work are thinking about doing a charter soon and looking for some recommendations. Wanting to go from either Auckland or Gulf Harbour. 4-6 people . Thanks in advance.
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Hi Mike. Welcome aboard.
There's a whole section above dedicated to "Charter Reviews" 


but when I looked recently I was disappointed that the most recent 'review' was Sept 2016. (!) Lots more from 2006 etc...

Surely some more recent reviews are available?

I booked with Nik Key of Snap Fishing Ventures myself. Met him at The Boat Show.

I might have to write my own review. Good Luck.
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Hauraki Express (who operate from Westhaven and Sandspit) got a really good write-up in the "Charter Connections" part of NZ Fishing News November 2017. 

They particularly praised Capt Nick Jones.

(Disclosure: Nick's my son...!)
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Just smoked a big chunk of Kingfish, courtesy of a friend who went out on Earl Gray chasing Kingfish.
They were very successful!

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Hey team, 

The guys we used to go with for charters in Auckland are no longer,  and we are stuck for ideas for a good boat that can do a reasonably all weather charter for 6+ people. (covered fishing area) 
Any tips or pointers in the right direction would be greatly appreciated. 

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Originally posted by _Jimmy_ _Jimmy_ wrote:

] Hey team, 

The guys we used to go with for charters in Auckland are no longer,  and we are stuck for ideas for a good boat that can do a reasonably all weather charter for 6+ people. (covered fishing area) 
Any tips or pointers in the right direction would be greatly appreciated. 

cheers, 


Contact Capt Roy or Kev at Fishndips great charter operation Roy is a great skipper.


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Hi guys, 
Can anyone suggest a good replacement for Diversity charters. Really enjoyed being able to just get out on a charter by myself and meet other people rather than try and organise a group which most of the time someone pulls out. Or if there is a group of fishers who require another person for charters then could be keen. Around Auckland and outer gulf area. Now the kids growing up, me time required.
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Any one know of a charter out of Whakatane that could take 12 tradies for a Christmas party?
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Originally posted by beer_cruiser beer_cruiser wrote:

Any one know of a charter out of Whakatane that could take 12 tradies for a Christmas party?



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Any in Akaroa area?
Or any locals feel feel taking a solo out. Will supply beverages and some cash in the pot
always keen for a fish! 0220901730

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Bay Fishing Charters - Nimble II

Based out of Marsden Cove Marina. 

Captain Andy is a good operator, never sat still once the bite stopped and i've always gone home with a full bin. Been out twice and going again Easter. Can't wait!



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Is there any charters that target Kingfish. I get replies like, if they skipper decides etc etc. No I want to only go for Kingies. Im picking Tauranga and Mayor Island might be good, but seems in Auck or Guld Harbour there is sweet FA. Want to get some kings smoked before I head south.
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Originally posted by FizFisho FizFisho wrote:

... Want to get some kings smoked before I head south.

Most charter operators would balk at letting you walk off with kings ( plural).
One should be enough for anyone.
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Out with the Snapper Fishing Charters today. Hopefully the weather will be okay.
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