Snap Fishing Ventures - Sports

15 Westhaven Drive
Auckland, New Zealand

Based out of Westhaven, Auckland, Snap Fishing Ventures is a provider of top-level fishing experiences in the Hauraki Gulf. Led by the highly experienced angler Nik (aka Capt Snap), they benefit from over 40 years of fishing experience in the area, and they run two highly effective fishing boats to allow you to sample the fantastic local fishing opportunities.

Snap Fishing Ventures sports boat is a very safe, stable and roomy 35ft Catamaran specifically designed and built for charter fishing and eco-tourism. Sporting twin Hamilton Jets she cruises at 20-25knts making her fast as well as spacious. We believe she is the best vessel available for keen anglers, whole families and corporate charters who want to get out wide for spectacular fishing and sightseeing in the Hauraki Gulf!

Fishing trips involve using the boat’s speed to go wide and search for workups, when Whales, Dolphins, and Birds work the bait on the surface of the water. This is the most effective way of finding the biggest Snappers, with other potential catches including Kingfish (Yellowtail Amberjack) and the delicious John Dory.

Nik specializes in fishing with soft baits and metal lures, and he and his fishing team proved their prowess in this technique when they won the very first New Zealand Berkley Gulp softbait competition in 2007. With over 12 years experience of intensive lure fishing, he is the ideal person to assist you in setting up your gear, finding the bait and workups, and then fishing them with light tackle and artificial lures.

Not only will Snap Fishing Ventures show you an excellent day on the water, they are also more than happy to advise you on the best ways to prepare your catch for some excellent eating. They also offer traditional accommodation nestled amongst the native Kauri trees in the Waitakere Ranges.  Please inquire when booking if interested.

Based out of Westhaven, Auckland, Snap Fishing Ventures is a provider of top-level fishing experiences in the Hauraki Gulf. Led by the highly experienced angler Nik (aka Capt Snap), they benefit from over 40 years of fishing experience in the area, a


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Boat Specs

QWest (Catamaran) originally built in 2000, and restored in 2016. Powered by 2 350HP Yanmar engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 29 knots.

Length
35 ft
Capacity
8 persons
Types of Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Hauraki Gulf
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Fishing Techniques
Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing
Targeted Species
 
John Dory
 
Snapper (Pink)

 
Yellowtail Amberjack
Amenities
Toilet
Enclosed and flush
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Fly Fishing Equipment
Bed
Flybridge
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Stereo
Wireless Trolling Motor
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Toilet
Enclosed and flush
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
Latest high quality gear
Live Bait
Lures
Mainly Jigs with Softbaits as well
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
First Mate
Fishing License Included
Lunch
Fly Fishing Equipment
Policies
Deposit non-refundable
Deposit non-refundable under normal circumstances. In case of unsafe weather conditions, you can choose a different trip date or cancel with a full deposit refund.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.

Other Policies  
Child Friendly
Over 10 years
 
You Keep Catch
 
Catch and Release Allowed
Payment

15% deposit charged upfront by FishingBooker 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.

About the Captain

Nik Key
Auckland, New Zealand
Member since July 2016
Ever since he was a child, Captain Nik has fished the stunning waters of the Hauraki Gulf. 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 since. 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.
Response time: 9 hours
Response rate: 100%

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