BayFish NZ Sportfishing Charters

Baffin Street
Opua, New Zealand

Are you ready for an offshore fishing adventure of a lifetime? Then book with BayFish NZ Sportfishing Charters today with Captain Rob Obren.

Capt. Rob has been fishing the Northland coast for 25 years with the simple goal to give his customers the best chance to catch their personal bests.

Spend the day on a 43’ Pelin Challenger with 7 of your fishing friends. You’ll have plenty of room to fish in comfort and style. Recently restored, this beautiful boat has a 400 HP Detroit engine that will get you to the fishing grounds before you know it. Pair this with full navigational equipment, including fishfinder, and your rods will be bent throughout the day.

This boat has many amenities for your comfort, such as TV, restroom, beds, a multimedia system, and many more. The first mate and fighting chair will both be a huge help when you are reeling in the deep sea predators.

Depending on which trip you choose, you’ll be targeting Swordfish, Blue, Black, and Striped Marlin, Bluefin, Bigeye, and Yellowfin Tuna, Pink Snapper, Mako Shark, Hapuka, and many more.

Whatever your age or experience level, you’ll be able to target all of these species. Children under 6 will need to bring their own life vests. The crew will help and teach as much as they can. By the end of the trip, their hope is that you’ll have hooked a personal best.

All fishing equipment is provided on these trips. All rods and reels, tackle and bait, and accommodation on the overnight trips. You will not need a fishing license for these waters. Food and drink can be supplied for an additional $50, or you can bring your own.

Book now for an adventure you’ll never forget! Capt. Rob and his crew can’t wait to welcome you on board, and start chasing both fish and your dreams!


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    5 Day Trip – PAX 4
      FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    5 days trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Overnight stay, liveaboard
    Seasonal trip available 1 Dec - 31 May
    US$ 1604
    up to 8 persons / day
    For 4 people. Fishing for the largest and most prolific fish on the New Zealand coast from this world-renowned hotspot. This trip departs from Bay of Islands and heads North for a 5 Day fishing adventure with incredible fishing for Marlin, Kingfish, Swordfish, Tuna and giant Bass and Hapuka. This fishing expedition is extreme fishing, the best on the coast. Everything is provided for you – fishing equipment, accommodation, and all food and drink (for a small additional cost).
  • Private trip
    2 Day Trip – PAX 4
      FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    2 days trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Overnight stay, liveaboard
    US$ 1203
    up to 8 persons / day
    For 4 people. Fishing for all species along the Northland coast with the goal to reach personal best and target multiple species. You'll depart Bay of Islands and will fish the amazing coast for Marlin, Swordfish, Kingfish, Snapper and many other species. The professional crew will look after you with excellent dining (for a small additional cost) and comfortable accommodation provided while helping you with all your fishing requirements.
  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip – Marlin and Tuna
      FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    12 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 1069
    up to 4 persons
    + US$ 66
    each additional person
    Depending on your experience, you'll use light or heavy tackle to target Black, Blue, and Striped Marlin. Anglers of all skill levels are welcome. Our Bigeye, Bluefin, and Yellowfin Tuna can all be caught too. Everything for fishing will be provided, such as fishing gear and tackle. Food and drink can be purchased for $50.
  • Private trip
    7 Hour Trip – Kingfish
      FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    7 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 668
    up to 4 persons
    + US$ 66
    each additional person
    Catching Yellowtail Kingfish using live baits, jigging, and surface lures. You will catch these incredible fighting fish by using the latest methods and tackle, which will all help you reach a personal best. The boat is equipped and rigged to offer the best Kingfish experience in the Bay of Islands. All rods and reels are provided. You are welcome to bring snacks and drinks.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Snapper
      FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 534
    up to 6 persons
    + US$ 66
    each additional person
    You will fish for trophy size Snapper using live baits caught on the way to the grounds, usually Mackerel. Large Snapper can be released to fight another day. All tackle and equipment are provided. You are welcome to bring light refreshments.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Hapuka
Marlin (Black)
Marlin (Blue)
Marlin (Striped)

Shark (Mako)
Snapper (Pink)
Spearfish (Shortbill)
Swordfish

Tuna (Bigeye)
Tuna (Bluefin)
Tuna (Yellowfin)
Yellowtail Amberjack

Boat Specs

Pelin Challenger (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1988, and restored in 2015. Powered by a 400HP Detriot engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 20 knots.

Length
43 ft
Capacity
8 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing
Spearfishing

Amenities

Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes
Ice Box
Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Fly Fishing Equipment

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 30 days before the trip date.
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 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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
Bank Transfer

About the Captain

Rob Obren
Opua, New Zealand
Member since June 2016
3
I started fishing with my Dad on his sportfisher at the age of 6 and have been fishing hard ever since. After completing an engineering degree, I had the calling to target fish and guide my friends and clients on incredible fishing experiences. I qualified with my first commercial captain's license 25 years ago and now have now moved to the Bay of Islands – this is the best fishing in New Zealand by far. I have owned many boats over the years and have put together 'Monterey' a 43' fishing machine to give you the best chance to catch amazing fish.
Response time: 13 hours
Response rate: 85%

Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Photos by reviewers (10)
4.89
out of 5 stars from 3 reviews
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Experience
 went with Ross
 went with Ross
Full day snapper & kingfish
+7
Angler Rating
3
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
67%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Jeremy Watson
Auckland, Auckland
 5.00
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Such an all round great day out!

VERIFIED   December 27, 2016

From the moment we arrived we had a friendly welcome and introduction from Rob and Darren, the boat was immaculate and we had...

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Bazil Ferreira
Auckland, Auckland
 4.67
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went with Ross

VERIFIED   May 2, 2017

Due to confusing date. I was not able to go with Rob.  So Rob got me on another charter with target charters with Ross....

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Sam Walter
New Farm, Queensland
 5.00
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Full day snapper & kingfish

VERIFIED   December 28, 2016

Awesome charter, highly recommended!

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