Megabites Fishing Charter - LegASea

(26) In demand!

Megabites Fishing Charter runs recreational saltwater fishing trips out of the heart of the Auckland City, New Zealand. Head to the Z Pier in the Westhaven marina, and hop onboard for some fine fishing!

Once onboard, you will be greeted by an experienced crew. They have been fishing the waters of the Hauraki Gulf for many years, and know how to maximize your chances of landing that trophy fish. Whether you’re a seasoned angler, or a novice eager to get started, the crew will make sure you don’t miss out the chase.

“MV LegASea” is a custom-built 31’ White Pointer boat in a survey for 10 persons, but the captain prefers having a max of 8 onboard to give everyone enough space to be comfortable.

The boat is powered by a 370 HP Volvo Penta D6 engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots. She is rigged with GPS, a fishfinder, and stores the safety equipment required. Onboard, anglers will find an ice box, a live bait well, outriggers, and a toilet.

These waters are home to Snapper, Kingfish, Australian Salmon, and John Dory, to name a few. But, Snapper and Kingfish are the real treat! When packing for the trip, bring your fishing gear, lures and bait, or take it onboard at an extra charge. You won’t need a fishing license.

So, what do you need for the trip? Bring food and drinks. If you usually get seasick or think you might, take medication beforehand. Put on comfortable clothes, to be able to move around easily. You might want to consider packing an extra layer in case you get wet. Put on sunblock, a cap, sunglasses, and of course, don’t forget a camera. The catch here can be big and colorful, so you’ll want to capture the moment!


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Private
    In demand!
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    7 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $910
    up to 8 persons
    This private full day charter can accommodate a maximum of 8 anglers. You will go around the Hauraki Gulf of Auckland, or head to the fisheries where fish are. The primary target are Snappers, but you can also fish for Gurnard, Kahawai, John Dory, and often Kingfish. You don't need a fishing license. Bring your own fishing equipment, or rent it at an additional cost. Bring food, drinks, pack a camera, and wear comfortable clothes. If you get seasick, take medication before the trip.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM) - Private
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 hours trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    Seasonal trip available 31 Oct - 22 Mar
    $742
    up to 8 persons
    On this private charter, anglers will be fishing close to Auckland or go after the hot spots of the season. You will target Snapper, as well as other species like Gurnard, Kahawai, John Dory. The maximum number of people is 8. You don't need a fishing license. Bring your own fishing gear, or rent it onboard at extra price. Dress comfortably, and take medication if prone to seasickness. Put on sunblock, shades, and a cap, and bring a camera.
  • Shared trip
    Full Day Trip - Shared
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    7 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $114
    per person
    2 persons minimum
    We will be fishing in the Hauraki Gulf of Auckland, or head where the fish are. The target number one are Snapper, but you can also fish for Gurnard, Kahawai, John Dory and other species in the gulf. Often Kingfish are caught on these trips as well. This is an individual booking and you will be included with other anglers on the boat to make up a group. Trips going out are subject to the weather conditions and need a minimum number to run. Bring your own fishing gear. You don't need the license.
  • Shared trip
    Half Day Trip (PM) - Shared
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 hours trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Oct - 31 Mar
    $93
    per person
    2 persons minimum
    On this trip, you will be fishing in close to Auckland or where the fish are moving at the time. We target Snapper primarily and species like Gurnard, Kahawai, John Dory, and other species that the gulf has to offer. This is a shared trip and you will be included with other anglers on the boat to make up a group. Trips going out are subject to the weather conditions and also us getting the required minimum numbers to make it viable. You don't need the fishing permit, but need to bring your own gear.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

John Dory
Salmon (Australian)
Snapper (Pink)
Yellowtail Amberjack

Boat Specs

White Pointer - Commercial (Aluminum fishing) originally built in 2011. Powered by a 370HP Volvo Penta D6 engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
31 ft
Capacity
8 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Drift Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers

Trip Includes

First Mate
Fishing License Included

Policies

Deposit non-refundable
Deposit non-refundable under normal circumstances. 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 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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
Bank Transfer

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 4% fee.

About the Captain

Darell D
Auckland, New Zealand
Member since February 2015
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With a passion for fishing that goes back many years, Capt. Darrel founded Megabites Fishing Charter Ltd in 2006. Solely NZ owned, the company has been operating under his guidance ever since. "My fishing experience started when I was very young and fished rivers, lakes and estuaries as a boy. Getting out on the high seas was a thrill that I took to, and soon enhanced my career by joining the ships. I am always learning new fishing skills and techniques that the world has to offer."
Response time: 9 hours
Response rate: 97%

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4.85
out of 5 stars from 26 reviews
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100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
73%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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George H.
Auckland, Auckland
 4.67
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Full Day Trip with Darell

VERIFIED   August 25, 2018
Overall had a fantastic day on the water and caught plenty of snapper and kahawai, even a barracuda! Another angler even landed...
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Glen B.
Auckland, Auckland
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VERIFIED   NEW  January 19, 2019
Darrell is a great skipper. He knows where the fish are and is a great help around the boat while you are on board. On...
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 5.00
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VERIFIED   November 28, 2018
Great day for our team with a very capable Captain who went out of his way to make this a fishing experience. Had our...
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Dylan N.
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January fishing trip

VERIFIED   January 6, 2019
Great day out fishing. Captain worked hard to put us onto the fish and was successful. Would book again.
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Todd L.
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VERIFIED   February 19, 2018
Had an absolute blast on our full day fishing trip. Captain Darell is fantastic and very knowledgeable. Got some great fish...
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