Reel Magic Fishing Charters

1 Alamar Crescent
Mangawhai Heads, New Zealand

Hi, I am Tony. I am the owner and operator of Reel Magic, a Marco 6.5 metre SouWester alloy hardtop boat that is run under the Safe Ship Management stipulations. The boat is comfortable and has plenty of shade, as well as a flush toilet on board.

Most trips are in the Bream Bay area in depths ranging from 15 metres in depth up to 50 metres, out and around the Hen and Chickens Islands which are about 10 miles offshore.

A large variety of species can be caught aboard the Reel Magic, but Snapper and Kahawai are the most prevalent. Other species include Yellowtail Kingfish, Terakihi, Gurnard, Trevally, John Dory and many others.

My favourite style of fishing is soft baiting on the drift, but I don’t mind anchoring up and using bait, jigging or whatever your preferred method is.

My hire rods are for bottom fishing. I don’t have any specialist soft baiting or jigging rods available for hire, so if you plan on soft baiting or jigging, you will need to bring your own gear.

Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    7 hours trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    US$ 460
    up to 4 persons
    Fishing between Bream Bay and Hen & Chickens, dependant on where the fish are biting and weather conditions. Target species include Snapper, Yellowtail Kingfish, and Kahawai.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

John Dory
Snapper (Pink)

Trevally (Silver)
Yellowtail Amberjack

Boat Specs

Marco (Aluminum fishing) originally built in 2008. Powered by a 150HP Evinrude engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 24 knots.

22 ft
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Drift Fishing


Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes


FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 1 day before the trip date. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
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 Charter Operator

Reel Magic Fishing Charters Ltd
Mangawhai Heads, New Zealand
Member since October 2016
Tony Skeen is the owner and skipper of Reel Magic Fishing Charters Ltd. A passionate lifelong fisherman, he has been honing his angling skills ever since he first picked up a fishing rod at the age of seven, which was over 50 years ago. Tony has owned and operated boats ever since the age of eleven, and has been fishing the waters of Mangawhai since the 1980's. He got his skipper's ticket in 2009 and has been operating fishing charters in the local area ever since.
Response time: 7 hours
Response rate: 100%

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