Anglers Anonymous Fishing Charters

69 Marsden Road
Paihia, New Zealand

Anglers Anonymous Fishing Charters love a successful fight and a good bite from the fish, and this is just what they will take you out to accomplish. The Captain will do his best to help you catch big fish and have fun whilst fishing in the beautiful Bay of Islands area at the far north of New Zealand’s North Island.

The sport fishing boat is 29 feet long with a capacity for 8 guests who will be very comfortable and safe aboard it. It is ideal for offshore fishing and features a GPS, a radio and fishfinder, as well as a toilet. The crew are experienced in varied fishing techniques such as light and heavy tackle, bottom fishing, trolling, jigging, popping, handline and fly fishing - for which fly fishing equipment is provided. They also provide live bait and lures, rods and reels, and refreshments in form of coffee, tea, water and hot chocolate, and even biscuits. 

Anglers Anonymous Fishing Charters will take you fishing for the ever-popular Red Snapper, Yellowtail Amberjack, Mahi Mahi and the famous Blue Marlin. Whether you are staying in Paihia, Russell, Opua, Waitangi, or anywhere in between, they can pick you up and drop you safely back on the wharf again after an enjoyable fishing trip. Pick up from departure site is also available upon request and depending on agreement and tour booked.

Anglers Anonymous Fishing Charters love a successful fight and a good bite from the fish, and this is just what they will take you out to accomplish. The Captain will do his best to help you catch big fish and have fun whilst fishing in the beautiful

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Trip Date:
  • Full Day Trip - Any Species
    8 hour trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 931 private charter
  • US$ 682 private charter
  • US$ 455 private charter
  • US$ 455 private charter
  • 3/4 Day Fishing AM Kingfish
    6 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 172 per person (shared), 2 persons minimum
  • Half day trip PM Snapper
    4 hour trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    US$ 75 per person (shared), 4 persons minimum
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About this listing

Boat Specs

Tournament (Cuddy cabin) originally built in 1992, and restored in 2009. Powered by a 340HP Yanmah engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

29 ft
8 persons
Types of Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Fishing Techniques
Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Drift Fishing
Targeted Species
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Marlin (Blue)

Snapper (Pink)
Yellowtail Amberjack
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Fly Fishing Equipment
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Kitchen Sink
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Tuna Tubes
Tuna and Mackerel Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
Water, Tea, Coffee and Hot Chocolate
First Mate
Fishing License Included
There are no fishing licenses in New Zealand.
Fly Fishing Equipment
FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 7 days before the trip date.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.

Other Policies  
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

20% deposit charged upfront by FishingBooker to guarantee your reservation. The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods: Cash, Visa, Mastercard, Bank Transfer, PayPal.

About the Captain

Matt Smith
Paihia, New Zealand
Member since October 2014
Matt grew up in Russell and started fishing off the Russell Wharf when he started walking. He caught his first Marlin at the age of just 6! He then started working full time on the deck at 15 on big game fishing boats, which took him all over the world Marlin fishing. MAtt upgraded to a Captain at the age of 18 on and off on sportsfishing boats. He missed leaving his family/kids behind when he went fishing, so started driving Anglers Anonymous in 2015 which he enjoyed so much. Matt and his wife Christa bought the business in August of 2016. Matt has not only knowledge and experience with fishing, but a passion for his clients to actually catch fish. He also holds the world record Kingfish 37.8kgs on 6kg line.
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 100%

Customer Reviews

4.1 out of 5 stars from 7 reviews

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Mike was great taking us to many fishing spots but the fish were not biting.

Fished September 28, 2017
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The trip did not went well, as the weather turn bad to worse! The captain should have cancelled the trip as the conditions are far to dangerous for the passengers specially with 2 children on board.but eventually we the captain and I decided to returned back to the wharf and terminate the trip. That is the right thing to do as the passengers safety should come first. I’m expecting a full refund as my visitors are leaving from the United States on Thursday and no more chance of fishing anymore….

Fished June 19, 2017
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What a great few hours fishing with the chaps up here . Awesome crew and Couldn’t be more helpful.  Tried there best at every aspect of charter fishing . Would go again , but a little earlier next year . Top job gents .

Fished May 27, 2017
Matt Smith (The Captain)
Replied to this review on May 27, 2017

cheers ian. we are so happy you had a great time. thats what we like to hear

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