Gambler Fishing Charters is Whakatane’s premier charter fishing operation.
Capt. Mike (Bozy) has over 20 years of experience as a charter captain in the Whakatane area and is here to get you on some fish, and to make sure you have fun doing it. You’ll be using techniques like bottom fishing, trolling, fly fishing, drift fishing, jigging, popping, and spinning, depending on what you’re going after. They specialize in day trips to White Island targeting the legendary Yellowtail Kingfish, Hapuka, Bluenose, Gemfish, and Bass.
Also Inshore trips to the Opotiki mussel farm targeting Snapper, Tarakihi, and Gurnard.
You’ll be fishing from a 30’ Bladerunner catamaran with enough room for up to 10 anglers at any single time. It also includes a toilet and an ice box.
When it comes to rods, reels, and terminal tackle, everything you need is included in the price. Don’t forget to buy a fishing license before the trip!
The price of a given trip doesn’t include bait, so be sure to get in touch with the captain about what your options are prior to the trip.
You’re welcome to keep all legal species caught during the trip.
This is a children-friendly charter, so you’re welcome to bring your kids on for a fun fishing adventure.
Book your trip now and hit the water with Gambler Fishing Charters.
You Keep Catch
Catch cleaning & filleting
Rods, reels & tackle
About the Captain
About this listing
Bladerunner (Catamaran) originally built in 2001. Powered by 2 225HP Honda engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 25 knots.
Types of fishing
If it is unsafe to travel, you may still cancel free of charge or change the date(s) of your booking.
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:
FAQs about Gambler Fishing Charters
- NZ $2,000 per group - Inshore Trip (8 hours)
- NZ $2,800 per group - White Island Trip (8 hours)
- NZ $3,500 per group - Bluefin Tuna Trip (10 hours)
- Live Bait Well
- Tuna Tubes
- Ice Box
- Rods, reels & tackle
- Catch cleaning & filleting
- Inshore Fishing (Inshore snapper trips to the Opotiki Mussel farm )
- Offshore Fishing (Deepsea, Kingfish and Gamefishing to White Island)
- Reef Fishing
- Light Tackle
- Heavy Tackle
- Bottom Fishing
- Fly Fishing
- Drift Fishing
- Deep Sea Fishing
- Bluenose Warehou
- Marlin (Blue)
- Marlin (Striped)
- Snapper (Pink)
- Trevally (Silver)
- Tuna (Bluefin)
- Tuna (Yellowfin)
- Yellowtail Amberjack