Snap Fishing Ventures – Workup Chasing

If you’re going to cast a line in Auckland, look no further than Snap Fishing Ventures. With Captain Nik at the helm, you’ll have a knowledgeable and experienced guide.

These waters are known for Pink Snapper, Bluefin Trevally, John Dory, Kahawai, Yellowtail Amberjack, and more – with any luck, they’ll make your reel scream.

Depending on the species you’re after, you will find yourself primarily jigging, but also, spinning, popping, trolling, drifting, bottom fishing, or maybe something more specialized in this area. You can keep some of the fish you catch, provided they’re within size and bag limits.

Your boat for the day is a 31’ Extreme performance fishing boat with room for 8 passengers. It comes with all the essentials no fishing machine can run without. There’s a toilet on board for your convenience.

Rods, reels, and tackle are included, along with lures. Live bait is on offer, but you should ask the captain whether you’ll be catching it yourself.

The charter boat covers your fishing license, which means all you have to do is show up ready for a good time! Be mindful that some species may have special rules or limited seasons. If you don’t know what to expect, ask the captain.

Planning a family adventure? Kids are absolutely welcome! Be sure to ask if child-sized life vests are available, otherwise, you should bring your own. Also, remember to bring snacks so that nobody gets cranky on an empty belly!

A few items you’ll want to bring include bottled water, sunglasses, and sunblock (non-spray). If you’d like to bring other drinks, just ask.

If there’s more you’d like to know about fishing with Snap Fishing Ventures, feel free to send Capt. Nik a message down below.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $1,948
    Guided lure fishing in the Hauraki Gulf
    Targeted fish
    Yellowtail Amberjack
    Yellowtail Amberjack
    Trevally (Bluefin)
    Bluefin Trevally
    Snapper (Pink)
    Pink Snapper
    John Dory
    John Dory
    Kahawai
    Kahawai
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FAQs about Snap Fishing Ventures – Workup Chasing

Snap Fishing Ventures – Workup Chasing offers the following trip to customers:
  • NZ $3,200 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Snap Fishing Ventures – Workup Chasing, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Multimedia System
  • Tuna Tubes
  • Ice Box
  • Radar

Trips booked with Snap Fishing Ventures – Workup Chasing include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Fishing License

Snap Fishing Ventures – Workup Chasing offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Snap Fishing Ventures – Workup Chasing offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Drift Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Snap Fishing Ventures – Workup Chasing include:
  • John Dory
  • Kahawai
  • Snapper (Pink)
  • Trevally (Bluefin)
  • Yellowtail Amberjack

Meet the Captain

Nik Key
Auckland, New Zealand
2 Fishing Reports
Member since July 2016
Captain Nik has fished the stunning waters of the Hauraki Gulf since he was a kid. With over 40 years experience on the water, he is not only passionate about fishing, but also about being at one with nature on the open sea. With many years’ experience fishing the local waters all year round, Nik has a thorough understanding both of how the area fishes, and why. Nik started fishing with softbaits and metal lures in about 2004, and has never looked back. He and his team took home the inaugural prize at the first ever Berkley Gulp softbait competition in New Zealand in 2007, and were at the forefront of developing this technique in the local area. Nik takes pride in sharing his knowledge of fishing with softbaits that he gained from 12 years of intensive lure fishing.

About this listing

Targeted species

John Dory John Dory
Kahawai Kahawai
Snapper (Pink) Pink Snapper
Trevally (Bluefin) Bluefin Trevally

Boat specs

Extreme (Cuddy cabin) originally built in 2021. Powered by 2 225HP Mercury engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
31 ft
Capacity
8 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Tuna Tubes

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Fishing License

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 30 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 30 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 agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

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
PayPal
Bank Transfer

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