Friday, April 2, 2010

Waiheke Fishing Charter Companies

In addition to a relaxing or adventurous Boat Cruise or Yacht Charter Cruise on Auckland's Harbour, perhaps consider a fishing charter around Hauraki Gulf Islands, and in close proximity to Waiheke Island. Book a company and fish within the the Gulf Islands. Alternatively maybe catch the ferry, e.g Fullers ( from the downtown ferry building at the waterfront. Perhaps book as a group and and arrange in terms of cost effectiveness, duration, time of day, any training, tackle and bait supply, comfort, catering, and other relevant features and services (e.g. filleting and cleaning, food preparation, and best snapper spots. You need to ask for such features, and whether if the skipper is an experienced fisherman, that can provide expert advice, if you are a novice.

Maybe experience the Explorer Tour, to enjoy scenic, sight-seeing, and other activities from Fullers ferries. Waiheke is an island to enjoy, for you, your partner, friends, and family as a tour to remember. Arrange early with a operator, and amongst your group for maximum enjoyment and efficiency. This can include cost sharing, preferred fishing rigs, Auckland's weather forcast, suitable clothing, suitable spots, and perhaps tips, either from others in the know, or browsing sites like NZ's Fishing Net. Or visit Youtube for a abundance of harbour fishing videos.

Waiheke Island Fishing and Related Charters

Waiheke island from the air - great fishing charter spotFat Snapper Fishing Charters (
Book online to catch snapper with bait and tackle provided, for this 7 day charter operation. Hence go fishing with a keen fisherman skipper out on the Waitemata harbour. Image by Commons

Waiheke Island Fishing Tours and Charter
Experience rock fishing tours, along with many other tours, e.g. wine tours, scenic, coastal walks, and more. Contact them online for more information.

Waiheke Island Activities (
Adventure Fishing (Based in Onetangi) - Enjoy a few hours cruising and fishing about the Island with an experienced fishing skipper. Accommodates up to 10 people on a Fryan 580 boat, and can contact online.

Video of Doctor Hook Fishing Charters

Snapper Catchers (
Snapper catchers can cruise around the Harbour and inner islands, with destinations such as Waiheke Island, Rangitoto Channel, and Rakino Island. Perhaps hire bait and tackle, and learn to hook up catch, well the big one. Selection of duration: morning, evening, or a half day fishing cruise. Also can plan for party's and functions such as Christmas or Group Team Building. Rates, features, and amenities are viewable on their web site.

Videos of Basic Knots (Clinch, Hangman's, Snell, etc) and Dropper Loop Knot

Basic KnotsDropper Loop Knot

Consider Expert Guide Books of "Hot Spots", Charts, Photo's, GPS Coordinates, Tips, and Anchorages, Harbors, Islands, and more...

Fishing the Hauraki GulfWilliam Owen's Hauraki Gulf: A Fishing and Cruising Guide
Fishing the Hauraki GulfWilliam Owen's Hauraki Gulf: A Fishing and Cruising Guide
Gladiator Marine (
Book outings to Kawau Island, and Great Barrier Island, aboard their luxury 55 foot launch. Also book overnight trips, view online a comprehensive beverage and menu selection, and view online pricing structure for peak and low seasons. Can also utilize for cruising, meetings, and other functions.

Video of Fishy Biz Charters

Boats at Waiheke Island NZ after Auckland Harbour CruiseAuckland Fishing Charters (
Selection of packages or perhaps a custom package that suits you. Include rod and long line, crayfish pot setting, and scallop gathering. The boat cater for about 12 people, with bait and rod hire/purchase, refreshments, BBQ, catering (on request), and can view pricing online. Image of Boats by Broken Piggy Bank.

Megabites Fishing Charters Ltd (
Specialists in recreation to cruise the Gulf Harbour to ideal spots to catch Snapper, Kahawai, Kingfish and other species. Generally caters for up to 5 adults, and can choose from half, full, and evening trips, including for individuals - perhaps contact them for availability to join a group. View their web site for pricing, times, duration, rod and bait hire. Also several great images of sizable snapper.

Videos of "NZ Style" Filleting 7lb Snapper and Spearfishing at Great Barrier Island

Snapper FilletingSpear Fishing Snapper

New Zealand Fishing Safaris (
Offerings of a range of Auckland Harbour inshore charter fishing, including salt water sports, light tackle inshore and Game fishing. Individual anglers can join a prearranged group, but the company also caters for private functions for work groups, social clubs, and larger groups. Hence can enjoy on large quality boats for 4 to 8 hour trips. Pricing with duration, and boat and fishing images can be viewed online.

Map of Charter Companies - Waiheke

So by planning and organizing your outing with others, including the a suitable company, should result in a enjoyable and relaxing outing. Hopefully you and any mates (or hope not maybe), in your group catch trophy sized snapper, (video) near Waiheke Island.


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