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BayFish NZ Sportfishing Charters

Baffin Street
Opua, New Zealand

Fishing charters departing from the Bay of Islands and fishing the coast up to the Three Kings Islands. With single day fishing trips or stay away live aboard charters we target New Zealands Yellowtail Kingfish, Striped Marlin, Black Marlin and Blue Marlin. We fish for Broardbill Swordfish,Yellowfin Tuna,Bluefin Tuna and Bigeye Tuna and give the Kiwi,s most popular Snapper.
Capt Rob Obren has been fishing the Northland coast for 25 years with his own gamefisher with the goal to give his anglers the best chance the catch personal bests and make your trip a fishing memory to savor.
Fishing the Bay of Islands on day trips and stayaway give you the option to personalize your charter.
Three Kings fishing for the largest fish on the New Zealand coast and the worlds best hotspot that is renowned by all anglers as a must do fishing destination.

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  • Private trip
    Three Kings Fishing Adventure
      FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    5 days trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Overnight stay, liveaboard
    US$ 1524
    up to 8 persons / day
    Fishing for the Largest and most prolific fish on the New Zealand coast from this world renowned hotspot. These trips depart from Bay of Islands and head North for a 5 Day fishing adventure with incredible fishing for Marlin, Kingfish, Swordfish, Tuna and giant Bass and Hapuka. With up to 4 anglers you will fish with Capt Rob Obren on board the Monterey having experience fishing the 3 kings for the last 23 years. This fishing expedition will give extreme fishing found no better on our coast.
  • Private trip
    Stayaway Bay of Islands 2 Northcape
      FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    2 days trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Overnight stay, liveaboard
    US$ 1247
    up to 8 persons / day
    Fishing for all species along the Northland coast with the goal to reach personal best and target multiply species. We depart the Bay of Islands and can fish the amazing coast fishing for Marlin, Swordfish, Kingfish, Snapper and many other species customized by you. Our Professional crew will look after you with excellent dinning and comfortable accommodation while helping you with all your fishing requirements. Monterey being a 43 ft sportfisher is perfect for your sportfishing adventure with BayfishNZ.
  • Private trip
    Marlin and Tuna Gamefishing
      FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    12 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 1108
    up to 4 persons
    + US$ 69
    each additional person
    Marlin fishing using the latest techniques with Bait and Switch, Live Baiting and Lure fishing using a complete Moldcraft system. We use light to heavy tackle depending on anglers style and experience. For the master to the novice we will look after all you requirements and coach those that may be giving this amazing sport a go for the first time. Our crew are keen fishos and want to catch on all trips. Tag and release or catch to keep we will help you experience a trip of a life time on board Monterey
  • Private trip
      FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    7 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 692
    up to 4 persons
    + US$ 69
    each additional person
    Catching Yellowtail Kingfishing using livebaits, jigging and surface lures. We catch these incredible fighting fish using the latest methods and tackle to giving you full tuition and tips to reach a personal best. Our boat is equipped and fish rigged to offer the best Kingfish experience in the Bay of Islands.
  • Private trip
    Snapper Fishing Bay of Islands
      FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 554
    up to 6 persons
    + US$ 69
    each additional person
    Fishing on Board Monterey we fish for trophy size Snapper using live baits caught on the way to the grounds. With fresh Mackerel ready, we strayline for the excellent fighting and tough running Snapper, the most favorite fish found from our waters. These fish are great to eat but also very pleasing to release a 20lb beauty and watch it swim for another day. All tackle and equipment provided with expertise to give you the experience you dream of, all from a 43ft sportfisher with BayfishNZ.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

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

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

  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.

43 ft
8 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing


Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets

Trip Includes

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


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


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:
Bank Transfer

About the Captain

Rob Obren
Opua, New Zealand
Member since June 2016
I started fishing with my Dad on his sportfisher at the age of 6 and fished hard out ever since. After completing an engineering degree i had the calling to target fish and guide my friends and clients on to incredible fishing experiences. I qualified with my first commercial captains licence 25 years ago and now run with a offshore master ticket and moved to the Bay of Islands,the best fishing in New Zealand by far. I have owned many boats over the years and have put together MONTEREY a 43 ft fishing machine to give me and you the best rig and chance to catch amazing fish.
Response time: 13 hours
Response rate: 82%

Customer Reviews

4.89 out of 5 stars from 3 reviews

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Due to confusing date. I was not able to go with Rob.  So Rob got me on another charter with target charters with Ross. And I had a great experience with them. I caught a yellow tail kingfish which was on my list to catch and they made it come true Thanks to the crew on the boat

Fished May 2, 2017
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Awesome charter, highly recommended!

Fished December 28, 2016
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From the moment we arrived we had a friendly welcome and introduction from Rob and Darren, the boat was immaculate and we had a great day for weather ahead of us!
We were informed of local knowledge as we drove to our first stop to collect bait, fun for all the family as the small mackerel caught the line, sometimes three at a time!
The rest of the day was spent further out in the Bay of islands,  stunning was beautiful, helpful guidance and advice and much needed patience especially from Darren, who made the trip super special without being intrusive or over the top, the Monterey team really made our day and I’d reccomend to anyone to take a day trip fishing with them.
We came away with plenty of snapper, all filleted in front of us, and with great memories!
Thanks again Rob and Darren

Fished December 27, 2016
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