Coro Cowboy Fishing Charters

Based out of Coromandel town Te Kouma, Coro Cowboy Fishing Charters is your ticket to a memorable time on the water.

Come on aboard with Skipper Tim and Ben whose main priority is to get you on some fish. Expect to use techniques like bottom fishing, trolling, jigging, and spinning, based on the species you’re targeting. Speaking of which, you have the option of 5 to 8-hour trips, where you’ll be fishing for the likes of Snapper, Gurnard, Kahawai, Trevally, John Dory, and Yellowtail Kingfish in and around the mussel farms.

You’ll be fishing from a 35’ Marlborough boat with enough room for up to 10 anglers at any single time. It also includes a toilet and ice-box. You’re welcome to keep all legal species caught during the trip. There will be a first mate on board to help you with anything you need. Tips for good service are always appreciated.

Please keep in mind that gear and bait aren’t included in the trip price, so make sure to check the trip descriptions below for details.

Bait will need to be confirmed prior to the charter, the price is 20 pp. Rod hire is available at $15 pp.

Up for a family trip? This is a children-friendly business, so bring your loved ones to share these memories with.

Book your trip now and hit the water with Coro Cowboy Fishing Charters.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Shared trip
    Half Day Trip – Shared (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $126
    Mussel Farm Fishing at its best in the Firth Thames, see Mussel barges working only 30 minutes from wharf to access the largest farms in NZ. Hundreds of mussels blocks, great fishing for Snapper, John Dory, Kahawai, Gurnard, Trevally, etc. We can supply bait at $20 pp also rod hire at $15 pp, soft bait rods available. Please advise day before or on booking if bait or rod hire is required.
  • Shared trip
    Half Day Trip – Shared (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    $126
    Mussel Farm Fishing at its best in the Firth Thames, see Mussel barges working only 30 minutes from wharf to access the largest farms in NZ. Hundreds of mussels blocks, great fishing for Snapper, John Dory, Kahawai, Gurnard, Trevally, etc. We can supply bait at $20 pp also rod hire at $15 pp, soft bait rods available. Please advise day before or on booking if bait or rod hire is required.
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About the Captain

Tim Balemi
Te Kouma, New Zealand
2 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
7 Customer reviews
Response time 12 hours
Member since August 2020
Tim Balemi comes from a large fishing family. Fishing is in his blood, and you can count on him to help you in any way that you need.

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Targeted species

Gurnard Gurnard
Kahawai Kahawai
Snapper (Pink) Pink Snapper
Trevally (Golden) Golden Trevally

Boat specs

Marlborough (Saltwater fishing) originally built in 1989, and restored in 2004. Powered by a 450HP Yanmar engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 25 knots.

Length
35 ft
Capacity
10 persons

Types of fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Mussel farms, 365 acres
Reef Fishing
Coromandel coast line

Fishing techniques

Heavy Tackle
Kingfish rods available on board
Bottom Fishing
Ledger Rig 6 oz sinkers
Trolling
Spinning
Overhead reels
Jigging
Lures, Fish Fingers, Soft bait
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Outriggers

Trip includes

First Mate
Fishing License

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 7 days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

Listing policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
Age 5 and up
You Keep Catch
Can arrange filleting and vacuum pack
Catch and Release Allowed
Large Snapper 15-25 lb recommend

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
Visa
Mastercard
Bank Transfer

Recent Fishing Reports

January February 2023
January February 2023
February 1, 2023
The weather we had for January was lot of rain and flooding in the Coromandel the days we had out fishing was good Plenty snapper about best I seen it They been coming to surface only 2 meters. depth under the boat the fish were thinking we were a mussel barge Food. soft bait rods were the go real fun just like trout fishing. Iam picking February will be the same. hopefully settle weather. see you all soon Capt Tim
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August to September
August to September
January 5, 2023
summer on its way sea temp is rising there are heaps snapper in outer gulf work-up everywhere never seen so many dolphins gannets every where large snapper deep they all getting ready to come into the shallows Mussel farms fishing well nice 350 450 mm snapper with big snapper about landed a couple 5 kg snapper this week with bigger king fish also big Kahawai
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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 7 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent Time
Angler Rating
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Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
75%
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Brett R.
Tairua, New Zealand
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Coro Cowboys make life easy!

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip – Private (AM) on January 13, 2023
Awesome fishing trip with wife & kids. Just kept pulling the Snapper in. Even when it slowed down we were still averaging 10...
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Stuart C.
Carteret, NJ
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half day trip in some tough conditions

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Shared (AM) on November 20, 2022
We had a terrific morning out with Ben and Nigel. The weather was less than ideal with some big swells and plenty of wind,...
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Ivy W.
Christchurch, New Zealand
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent Time

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Private (PM) on December 4, 2022
Our family had a wonderful time, with a young kid and grandma in tow. Big thanks to the crew! The fish which we got to have...
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Abbey B.
Excellent
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Excellent
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Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Fishing with Tim

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip – Shared (AM) on January 11, 2023
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Neil H.
Cambridge, New Zealand
Excellent
4.7 / 5
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Great Day

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip – Shared (AM) on January 26, 2023
Great half day’s fishing with very competent crew. Caught our quota of Snapper.
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FAQs about Coro Cowboy Fishing Charters

Coro Cowboy Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • NZ $100 per person - Half Day Trip – Shared (AM) (5 hours)
  • NZ $100 per person - Half Day Trip – Shared (PM) (5 hours)

When you book a trip with Coro Cowboy Fishing Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Kitchen
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box
  • Radar

Trips booked with Coro Cowboy Fishing Charters include:
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License

Coro Cowboy Fishing Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing (Mussel farms, 365 acres )
  • Reef Fishing (Coromandel coast line )

Coro Cowboy Fishing Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Heavy Tackle (Kingfish rods available on board )
  • Bottom Fishing (Ledger Rig 6 oz sinkers )
  • Trolling
  • Spinning (Overhead reels )
  • Jigging (Lures, Fish Fingers, Soft bait )
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Coro Cowboy Fishing Charters include:
  • Gurnard
  • Kahawai
  • Snapper (Pink)
  • Trevally (Golden)
  • Yellowtail Amberjack