Doctor Hook Fishing - Torai 43’

Westhaven Dr
Auckland, New Zealand

Doctor Hook Fishing Charters offers a variety of fishing trips out of Auckland, New Zealand. Whether you want to spend the whole day with your family and kids fishing around these grounds, or are a more adventurous fisho, Doctor Hook’s got what you need.

The waters of Hauraki Gulf are without a doubt one of the hottest fisheries worldwide. You can catch the likes of Snapper, John Dory, Yellowtail Kingfish, Kahawai, Salmon, Silver Trevally, and many more. Full day trips are the best option to have enough time to fish.

Your guide for the day is Bruce Newbury. He has been fishing around these waters for nearly 40 years. That means that he well knows how the fish migrate and what works best for them. Bruce will gladly assist throughout the day and will invest efforts to make your trip memorable and enjoyable. If a family with kids, you might want to have the whole boat to yourselves and cherish nice moments with your young ones.

You will join Bruce aboard his 43’ Dave Wade boat, Torai. She is powered by a 250 HP Hino engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 15 knots. The boat is fitted with the navigational gear, wide and gives plenty of stability while at anchor and underway. Up to 13 anglers can come along and still have enough room to fish comfortably and unwind.

What’s great about Doctor Hook is that the fishing grounds are not far away. This means more time for fishing. During summer, a lot of schools come to the inner harbor, and you can fill the bags in short time. In winter, it will take you a bit more to reach the fisheries and come to the gulf islands and various reefs.

As for the fishing gear, you can bring your own favorite toolkit. Another option is hiring a rod from Bruce, and having bait supplied at an additional charge. It’s best to check the price before the trip.

Pack food and refreshments, sunblock, sunnies, a cap, and comfortable clothes and footwear. You will definitely want to bring a camera to get a shot of all the colorful fish around.

Doctor Hook Fishing Charters offers a variety of fishing trips out of Auckland, New Zealand. Whether you want to spend the whole day with your family and kids fishing around these grounds, or are a more adventurous fisho, Doctor Hook’s got what you


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  • Full Day Trip - Outer Gulf
    8 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 1101 private charter
  • US$ 1010 private charter
  • 3/4 Day Trip
    6 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 860 private charter
  • Half Day Trip (PM)
    4 hour trip, starts at 4:30 PM
    US$ 688 private charter
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About this listing

Targeted Species

  John Dory
  Queensland Groper (Giant Grouper)
  Salmon (Australian)
  Snapper (Pink)

  Trevally (Silver)
  Yellowtail Amberjack

Boat Specs

Dave Wade (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 2014. Powered by a 250HP Hino engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 15 knots.

Length
43 ft
Capacity
13 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder

Trip Includes

Live Bait
First Mate
Fishing License Included

Policies

Deposit non-refundable
Deposit non-refundable under normal circumstances. In case of unsafe weather conditions, you can choose a different trip date or cancel with a full deposit refund.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch

Payment

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

About the Captain

Bruce Newbury
Auckland, New Zealand
Member since December 2014
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Bruce is a fishing guide who has nearly four decades of fishing experience under his belt. He is one of the longest working guides around Auckland and is highly respected in the area. Working full time on his charter, Doctor Hook, Bruce has accommodated numerous customers. He knows how fishing works around the Hauraki Gulf and Waitemata Harbour and will gladly help you out on your trip.
Response time: 23 hours
Response rate: 54%

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Customer Reviews

5 out of 5 stars from 2 reviews

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Fished April 22, 2018
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Captain Bruce and his assistant Macro is very helpful, they try to find the good fishing point and prepare everything for us. The fishes keep non-stop eating the bait. All of us feel exciting and get fun. We will be back again. Awesome

Fished February 17, 2018
Bruce Newbury (The Captain)
Replied to this review on March 2, 2018

Hi Alfred.
Thank you for your kind comments….yes we aim to please all our customers and the best way to do that is to land you onto the fish.
I look forward to seeing you sometime in the future.
Tightlines.
Bruce Dr hook Fishing.

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