Hooked Up Charters – NZ

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Hooked Up Charters runs group and individual fishing charter trips out of Auckland’s Hauraki Gulf, a pocket of the Pacific Ocean filled with world-famous fish. You’ll be guided by skipper Laurie Powell (you can call him Lozza), who has over 20 years of experience fishing these waters.

Lozza firmly believes in putting smiles on the faces of his guests, as well as helping them catch lots of fish in comfort. Come join him for an incredible adventure!

A fishing tour of the Hauraki Gulf aboard this charter really is the trip of a lifetime, thanks to your skipper’s experience. Whether you’re looking for a shared trip or full day adventure that’ll have you targeting big Snapper and Kingfish, Lozza has you covered.

He welcomes anglers of all skill levels aboard, as well as children age 8 and above, and will do his utmost to customize your experience to suit your needs.

You’ll be traveling on board a 26’ Extreme NZ aluminum vessel, with plenty of room for up to 8 anglers. She’s powered by a single 300HP Suzuki engine. The speed of the boat will limit travel time and maximise your fishing time!

In addition to this, she’s decked out with top-quality navigational equipment, life jackets for all ages, a flushable toilet, and storage space for snacks and drinks.

On both shared and private shorter trips, you’ll be heading up to 50 km offshore, with your usual target being Pink Snapper. Opt for a full day trip, and your skipper will take you up to 80 km out, where the most popular catch is the mighty “Kingfish” (Yellowtail Amberjack).

Lozza recommends that anglers traveling alone or looking to make new fishing friends opt for a shared trip. Newer anglers will benefit from a shorter adventure, whereas hardcore anglers should opt for the full day experience!

You’ll be provided with ice, water, and live bait, with rods and reels being an extra NZ$20 cost. You don’t need a fishing license, so all that’s left is to hop aboard Hooked Up Charters and explore the Hauraki Gulf!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Private
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $929
    up to 8 persons
    Full Day Trip $ NZD1450.00 We cater for those with a passion for catching big snapper and kingfish. We are an adventure based business incorporating top end equipment with expert knowledge. Locations will depend on conditions. Check in with the skipper 24 hrs prior for confirmation. There will be an extra $20 surcharge for any fishing equipment required.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Private
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $791
    up to 8 persons
    This trip caters to anglers and groups that don't want to spend the whole day on the water, but still want to hook some incredible fish! You'll be targeting that Kiwi favourite, the Pink Snapper, at either mussel farms or secret spots in the Hauraki. Your fishing hotspots will usually be within 50 km of home base, which allows for plenty of fishing time. Your captain will provide ice, water, and live bait, and you don't need a fishing license. A NZ$20 charge will apply to those using fishing equipment
  • Shared trip
    6 Hour Trip – Shared
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $129
    per person
    4 persons minimum
    This trip is an excellent option for single anglers looking to make some new fishing friends! It's also suitable for fishermen traveling in a small group who don't want to hire the whole boat. Capt. Lozza will take you up to 50 km from shore, where you'll target that Kiwi favourite, Pink Snapper. The mighty "Kingfish" (Yellowtail Amberjack" can also be found here. Your captain will provide bottle water, ice, and live bait, and you don't need a fishing license. An extra NZ$20 rod hire charge applies.
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About the Captain

Laurie Powell
Auckland, New Zealand
5 Customer Reviews
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Member since September 2019
Over the years I have been referred to as Captain Lozza and it’s stuck. I have been fishing these waters for more than 20 years in a variety of vessels, and I am very familiar with the Hauraki Gulf. I have vast experience as a recreational fisher in the Hauraki and especially the Coromandel region. After I completed my SRL Skippers ticket, I started Hooked Up Charters and have not looked back. I am friendly, passionate, and like to have a bit of a laugh with my guests! My background as a teacher and leader in education has set me up with the PR skills and I know how to not only give clients the best possible experience, but they will also learn about the ocean and catching fish, too I have been lucky to have learnt from the best, and one in particular was a true fishing Guru. He has vast experience as a commercial and recreational fisher in the Hauraki and especially the Coromandel region. I now have the knowledge and experience to show you the best time and help catch your dream fish!

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Targeted Species

Gurnard
John Dory
Snapper (Pink)
Trevally (Bluefin)

Yellowtail Amberjack

Boat Specs

Extreme NZ (Aluminum fishing) originally built in 2018. Powered by a 300HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 25 knots.

Length
26 ft
Capacity
8 persons

Types of Fishing

Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Bottom Fishing
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing

Amenities

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

Trip Includes

Live Bait
Snacks

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 60 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
Bank Transfer

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3.5% fee.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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5.00
out of 5 stars from 5 reviews
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Half Day trip with Capt. Laurie
Half day trip with Cap'n Lozza
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Friendly captain
100%
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Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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Jj H.
Torrance, California
 5.00
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Honest and straightforward operator

August 6, 2019
I had made reservations for this Captain and boat , but the seas were rough the day of the trip. The Captain, Laurie, was straight...
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Haicheng R. S.
Auckland, Auckland
 5.00
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Great Day with Laurie

VERIFIED   September 12, 2019
A fantastic day with Laurie, and caught a lot of massive snappers! Will definitely go again with Laurie.
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Bryan A.
Milpitas, California
 5.00
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Half Day trip with Capt. Laurie

May 30, 2019
Great trip and I hooked a huge Red Snapper.  Thanks Captain Laurie!
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Josh B.
Marrickville, New South Wales
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Full Day

April 5, 2019
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Robbie S.
Lower Hutt, Wellington
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Half day trip with Cap'n Lozza

October 14, 2018
Great day out on Hauraki Gulf catching snapper with keen captain. Even met us with orange juice and croissants !!!!
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