Reel Magic Fishing Charters

Are you ready for an adventure unlike any other? Then book a trip with Reel Magic Fishing Charters today for an unforgettable day out. Captain Tony Skeen will be with you every step of the way. With over 5 decades of experience out on the water, he knows the best places to take you for the most productive day possible.

Step on board his 22’ Marco boat, with a Sou’Wester hardtop. This beautiful boat can have you and 3 of your fishing friends on board. The vessel is comfortable, with plenty of shade, and a full head toilet.

With a 150 HP Evinrude engine on board, you are sure to find yourself at the fishing grounds before you know it. There are full safety features and navigational equipment on board, so you can fish with peace of mind. This includes a Furuno fishfinder that will give you that extra edge out on the water.

Species you’ll be targeting include Pink Snapper, Yellowtail Amberjack, Kahawai, John Dory, Gurnard, and Silver Trevally. These will be caught around 10 miles offshore, from depths ranging from 50–165 feet, around the Hen and Chickens Islands.

There are rods you can hire from the captain on the day. These are best for bottom fishing. If you intend to spend the day jigging or soft baiting you’ll need to bring your own rods along. Feel free to bring along your own food and drink. Please purchase a fishing license before the day.

You are welcome to keep the fish you catch. On board, there is a 90 l fish bin to keep your catch chilled and in top condition.

Book now with Reel Magic Fishing Charters for a wonderful day out that will leave you the envy of all your friends!

Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    7 hours trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    up to 4 persons
    You'll head around 10 miles out, fishing between Bream Bay and Hen and Chickens – the location changes depending on where the fish are biting and weather conditions. Target species include Pink Snapper, Yellowtail Kingfish, and Kahawai, amongst others. Please bring your own rods and reels, or you can hire them from the captain for $20. Bring along a fishing license before the day and your own food and drink too.

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 Captain

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 1980s. He got his skipper's ticket in 2009 and has been operating fishing charters in the local area ever since.
Response time: 6 hours
Response rate: 100%

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