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Reel Magic Fishing Charters

Are you ready for an angling adventure unlike any other? Book a trip with Reel Magic Fishing Charters today for an unforgettable day on the water! 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 aboard his 22’ Marco boat, complete with a Sou’Wester hard top. This beautiful vessel can have you and 3 of your fishing friends all casting a line together. She’s comfortable, with plenty of shade, and even a full toilet on offer.

She’s powered by a 150 HP Honda engine, so you’ll find yourself at the hottest fishing grounds before you even know it. She’s decked out with full safety features and navigational equipment, too, so you can fish with peace of mind. You’ll also find a Furuno fishfinder on board – combined with your captain’s extensive local knowledge, you’ll have that extra edge out on the water!

When you embark on your adventure, you’ll have the chance to target a whole variety of famous fish, include Pink Snapper, Yellowtail Amberjack, Kahawai, John Dory, Gurnard, and Silver Trevally. You’ll be traveling around 10 miles offshore, and will cast your line in waters with depths ranging from 50–165 feet, as well as around the Hen and Chickens Islands.

When it comes to fishing equipment, you’ll be able to hire rods from the captain on the day of your trip. These are suitable for bottom fishing. If you’d like to spend the day jigging or soft baiting, you’ll need to bring your own gear along. Feel free to bring along your own food and drink, and make sure you purchase a valid fishing license before the day.

You’re welcome to keep any fish you catch, and there’s an onboard fish bin to keep your catch chilled and in top condition. All that’s left is to hop aboard Reel Magic Fishing Charters for a wonderful day out on the water!



About the Charter Operator

Reel Magic Fishing Charters Ltd
Mangawhai Heads, New Zealand
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4 Customer Reviews
Response time 3 hours
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 7, which was over 50 years ago. Tony has owned and operated boats ever since the age of 11, 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.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Gurnard Gurnard
John Dory John Dory
Kahawai Kahawai
Snapper (Pink) Pink Snapper

Trevally (Silver) Silver Trevally
Yellowtail Amberjack Yellowtail Amberjack

Boat Specs

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

Length
22 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Drift Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 1 day prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 1 day before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

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

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Customer Reviews

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VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on March 15, 2021
After a small delay getting started (I forgot to buy ice along with bait), my family had a great day on the water. Captain...
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VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on January 9, 2020
Great day of fishing, brought home 22 fish in total (4 anglers). Tried different spots and learnt about soft baits. You need...
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VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on February 23, 2019
Great skipper, put us right on the fish and we caught a tonne!
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FAQs about Reel Magic Fishing Charters

Reel Magic Fishing Charters offers the following trip to customers:
  • NZ $800 per group - Full Day Trip (7 hours)

When you book a trip with Reel Magic Fishing Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet (Enclosed)
  • GPS (Furuno)
  • Fishfinder (Furuno)
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box (90 litre)

Reel Magic Fishing Charters offers the following type of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing (Up to 12 miles out)

Reel Magic Fishing Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Jigging
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Reel Magic Fishing Charters include:
  • Gurnard
  • John Dory
  • Kahawai
  • Snapper (Pink)
  • Trevally (Silver)
  • Yellowtail Amberjack