Club Talk Fishing Charters

Book your next trip with Club Talk Fishing Charters and find out what the fishing in Whakatane is all about. Having logged many hours on these tides, Captain Mick is prepared to put you on fish.

Bluenose Warehou, Hapuka, Kingfish, Albacore Tuna, Blue Marlin, Striped Marlin, Bluefin Tuna, Pink Snapper, Tarakihi, Pink Maomao, Scorpionfish, and more can be found in these waters, depending on the season. You’ll target your catch by spinning, popping, trolling, drifting, jigging, bottom fishing, or maybe something more specialized in this area.

You’ll be casting lines from a 35’ Centre cab catamaran that can carry up to 10 passengers. It has outriggers and all the essentials that no fishing machine can run without. There’s a toilet on board for your convenience. Kids 5 years old and over are welcome, so go ahead and bring the family along! Be sure to ask if child-sized life vests are available.

Rods and reels are supplied at an additional cost, so ask the captain about bringing your own or renting some of theirs which is already set up. There will be a First Mate on board to help your trip run smoothly. Mates work hard to make your trip count.

You might need to buy a local fishing license before the trip. This information is usually available online, or you can ask the captain. Don’t leave home without lunch, drinks, sunblock (non-spray), and sunglasses. Alcohol is allowed in moderation. Avoid hard liquor and glass bottles.

Get in touch with Capt. Mick below and start planning your trip today!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Inshore
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $1,532
    This trip is designed for any angler with little to no experience. Spend a relaxing day out with friends and family anchored up next to the Opotiki Mussel Farm. This fishery has become very well established, providing some exceptional fishing. This is the perfect trip to enjoy family time with your kids in the fresh air while giving them the challenge of catching their very own fish. Up to 10 guests. Rod and reel hire is available for $50 per person.
    Targeted fish
    Tarakihi
    Tarakihi
    Snapper (Pink)
    Pink Snapper
    Kahawai
    Kahawai
    Gurnard
    Gurnard
  • Private trip
    Bluefin Tuna At Waihau Bay (5 MAX)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    9 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Jul 31
    $2,145
    Experience the trip of a lifetime targeting Southern Bluefin Tuna in one of New Zealand's most renowned fisheries at Waihau Bay. These trips are only available from June to the end of July, so book early to avoid disappointment! This style of fishing involves trolling lures using game rods and reels. Bring your lunch and drinks. Starting at 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., departing Waihau Bay Boat Ramp. The group limit is 5 people. Rod hire and all tackle is available for $50 per person. Seasonal.
    Targeted fish
    Tuna (Bluefin)
    Bluefin Tuna
  • Private trip
    White Island Fishing Experience
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    9 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Aug 1 - May 31
    $2,145
    White Island/Whakaari is our most popular trip by far! Spend a full day fishing the deepwater around one of New Zealand's Most active volcanoes. Target giant species ranging from Kingfish, Bass, Hapuku, and Bluenose. It is a fishing experience you will never forget! Note: Electric reels and rod hire at $50 per person are available on request. If you're not hiring our rods, please ensure your reels are set up for conditions at White Island. Bring your lunch, drinks, and appropriate clothing. Seasonal trip.
    Targeted fish
    Grouper (Broomtail)
    Broomtail Grouper
    Hapuka
    Hapuka
    Tarakihi
    Tarakihi
    Bluenose Warehou
    Bluenose Warehou
    Pink Maomao
    Pink Maomao
    Scorpionfish
    Scorpionfish
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FAQs about Club Talk Fishing Charters

Club Talk Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • NZ $2,500 per group - Full Day Trip – Inshore (8 hours)
  • NZ $3,500 per group - Bluefin Tuna At Waihau Bay (5 MAX) (9 hours)
  • NZ $3,500 per group - White Island Fishing Experience (9 hours)

When you book a trip with Club Talk Fishing Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Multimedia System
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box
  • Radar

Trips booked with Club Talk Fishing Charters include:
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • First Mate (Deckhand)

Club Talk Fishing Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing (Snapper, Terakihi, Gurnard, Kahwai )
  • Offshore Fishing ( Bass, Bluenose, Hapuka, Kingfish, Marlin, Tuna)

Club Talk Fishing Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping (On request)
  • Drift Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Club Talk Fishing Charters include:
  • Bluenose Warehou
  • Hapuka
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Marlin (Striped)
  • Pink Maomao
  • Scorpionfish
  • Snapper (Pink)
  • Spanish Mackerel (Narrow-barred)
  • Tarakihi
  • Tuna (Albacore)
  • Tuna (Bluefin)

Meet the Captain

Mick Brown
Whakatane, New Zealand
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Member since June 2018
Hit the water with a group of 10 mates and experience some of the best fishing in the Bay of Plenty! Our art is a fast day boat which gives our clients more time fishing and less time traveling! White Island Fishing Ground is a favorite but we also go to Ranfurly Bank and Waihau Bay for game fishing! Talk to us now we can tailor a trip to your needs!

About this listing

Targeted species

Bluenose Warehou Bluenose Warehou
Hapuka Hapuka
Marlin (Blue) Blue Marlin
Marlin (Striped) Striped Marlin

Boat specs

Kingfisher (Catamaran) originally built in 2017. Powered by 2 300HP Yamaha engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 25 knots.

Length
35 ft
Capacity
10 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Snapper, Terakihi, Gurnard, Kahwai
Offshore Fishing
Bass, Bluenose, Hapuka, Kingfish, Marlin, Tuna

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
On request
Drift Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Outriggers

Trip includes

Live Bait
Lures
First Mate
Deckhand

Cancellation policy

Deposit non-refundable

If it is unsafe to travel, you may still cancel free of charge or change the date(s) of your booking.

Listing policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
5 years and over
You Keep Catch
Within MPI Fishing limits only
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit 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
Bank Transfer

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VERIFIED   Full Day Trip – Inshore on August 12, 2023
Skip and deckie tried their absolute best to put us on bite today but it was really hard,but still managed to set the long...
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