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.


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Any Species
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 890
    up to 8 persons
    Private charter fishing for species such as Marlin, Kingfish, Pink Snapper and others. Kingfish and Marlin max 6 persons. Snapper max 8. If weather and ocean are dead flat, then we may be able to do Kingfish and Marlin with larger numbers.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Kingfish Fishing (6 Pax)
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 652
    up to 8 persons
    Everything is provided including live bait and quality Shimano tackle.Our high end mechanical jigging sets are NZ$50/set and require a credit card bond. We have jigs for sale on board at normal retail prices. We have children's life-jackets in assorted sizes. Just bring a good sense of humour!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Snapper Fishing (4 Pax) AM
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 435
    up to 8 persons
    Everything is provided including soft baits/plastics, bait and quality Shimano tackle. We have children's life-jackets in assorted sizes.Just bring a good sense of humour!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Snapper Fishing (4 pax) PM
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    US$ 435
    up to 8 persons
    Everything is provided including soft baits/plastics, bait and quality Shimano tackle. We have children's life-jackets in assorted sizes.Just bring a good sense of humour!
  • Shared trip
    3/4 Day Fishing AM Kingfish
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 164
    per person
    2 persons minimum
    Everything is provided including soft baits/plastics, bait and quality Shimano tackle. We have children's life-jackets in assorted sizes.Just bring a good sense of humour!
  • Shared trip
    Half day trip PM Snapper
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    US$ 72
    per person
    4 persons minimum
    Everything is provided including soft baits/plastics, bait and quality Shimano tackle. We have children's life-jackets in assorted sizes.Just bring a good sense of humour!
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Marlin (Blue)
Snapper (Pink)
Yellowtail Amberjack

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.

Length
29 ft
Capacity
8 persons

Types of Fishing

Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Kitchen

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
Fishing License Included

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 7 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
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
PayPal
Bank Transfer

About the Captain

Matt Smith
Paihia, New Zealand
Member since October 2014
10
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: 1 hour
Response rate: 98%

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Photos by reviewers (7)
4.30
out of 5 stars from 10 reviews
Boat
Crew
Experience
Half day trip with matt smith
I didn\u2019t catch but it was all for the father inlaw
Bro from hastings
+4
Angler Rating
6
3
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1
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
78%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
90%
Appropriate for children
63%
Satisfied with the boat
89%
Catch intended fish
78%
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George Thomas
Mangawhai, Northland
 5.00
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Half day trip with matt smith

VERIFIED   February 16, 2018
Matts cruisey az,but serious about his job to satisfy clients,knows his boat and all the bay of islands fishing areas inside...
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Angelo Angelides
Hawthorn, VIC
 5.00
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Full day

VERIFIED   March 8, 2018
Had a great day fishing for Kingies ,Mat was a great Skipper , never stoped looking for action ,we caught more than our share...
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Vincent Honan
Auckland, AUK
 4.33
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Half day trip with Capt Matt and Lisa.

VERIFIED   April 26, 2018
Great crew very helpful nothing a problem. Me and my son enjoyed the trip and went home with some Nice fillets.
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Karen Griffiths
Whangarei, Northland Region
 5.00
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4hr charter with Matt

VERIFIED   January 31, 2017
Great day on the water. King fish caught as the first bait went over board which was fabulous fun to bring in. Moved to a second...
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Ian Robinson
Tauranga, Bay Of Plenty
 4.67
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Half day trip PM Snapper

VERIFIED   May 27, 2017
What a great few hours fishing with the chaps up here . Awesome crew and Couldn’t be more helpful.  Tried there...
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