Running angling trips out of Paihia, Andy Mcgaughey Sportsfishing invites you to check out the local fishery in style.
Skipper Andrew aims to tailor every trip to your specific needs, so let him know what you’re after! Depending on the trip and species, you’ll be using techniques like bottom fishing, trolling, jigging, and popping. You’re looking at 4 to 10-hour trips, where you’ll usually go after the likes of Yellowtail Amberjack, Snapper, Marlin, Mahi Mahi, Swordfish, and Tuna, depending on the weather and time of year.
Your fishing adventure starts on a 42’ Salthouse boat that can safely take up to 12 anglers. This boat features a toilet, ice box, and fighting chair. The price of your trip includes all the rods, reels, and terminal tackle you’ll need for a productive day on the water. Don’t forget to buy a fishing license before the trip! You’re welcome to keep all legal species caught during the trip.
Skipper Andrew runs trips together with his first mate, who’s there to help you with whatever you may need. Tips are always appreciated for a job well done. The price of your trip also includes complimentary snacks and drinks, but you’re welcome to bring your own. Please let the crew know if you have any questions or special requests.
Children are welcome aboard so you’re good to get the young ones started early.
Book your trip now and hit the water with Andy Mcgaughey Sportsfishing.
You Keep Catch
Catch cleaning & filleting
Rods, reels & tackle
About the Captain
About this listing
Salthouse (Flybridge) originally built in 1998, and restored in 2021. Powered by 2 280HP Detroit engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 23 knots.
Types of fishing
Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 14 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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:
Paihia Fishing Calendar
FAQs about Andy Mcgaughey Sportsfishing
- NZ $185 per person - 4 Hour Trip – Snapper (4 hours)
- NZ $320 per person - 6 Hour Trip – Kingfish (6 hours)
- NZ $550 per person - 9 Hour Trip – Swordfish (9 hours)
- NZ $600 per person - 8 Hour Trip – Big Game (MAX 6) (8 hours)
- NZ $2,000 per group - 10 Hour Trip – Big Game (MAX 6) (10 hours)
- Fighting Chair
- Live Bait Well
- Tuna Tubes
- Ice Box
- Rods, reels & tackle
- Live Bait
- Catch cleaning & filleting
- First Mate
- Nearshore Fishing (Big Yellowtail Kingfish and Snapper.)
- Offshore Fishing (NZ have the largest Striped Marlin in the world.)
- Light Tackle
- Heavy Tackle
- Bottom Fishing
- Deep Sea Fishing
- Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
- Marlin (Black)
- Marlin (Blue)
- Marlin (Striped)
- Snapper (Pink)
- Spearfish (Shortbill)
- Tuna (Albacore)
- Tuna (Bluefin)
- Tuna (Skipjack)
- Tuna (Yellowfin)
- Yellowtail Amberjack