One of our top picks in Mangawhai Heads. Fishmeister Charters welcomes anglers young and old aboard for an amazing day on the water, targeting a wide range of food and table species, with the emphasis always being on making sure everyone has fun, whether you are a complete beginner or a seasoned veteran.
The “Fishmeister” is a 26 ft Senator aluminium fishing boat which can comfortably carry up to 6 guests. Newly built in 2016, the boat offers a safe and steady fishing platform, and cruises at a respectable 30 knots, meaning you will waste no time getting to where you need to be.
The vessel comes equipped with the latest Raymarine electronics and navigational equipment to make sure you are fishing in the right place, a livewell to keep your bait fish fresh, and high quality fishing tackle to give you the very best chance of pulling in something special. The boat also has a toilet for extra convenience on longer trips.
Where and what you will be fishing depends entirely on the trip you choose. Fishmeister Charters offers anything from half day stints to the Hen and Chickens Islands targeting delicious table fish such as Pink Snapper and John Dory, to full day adventures all the way out to Great Barrier Island, targeting a huge range of species including Hapuka, King Mackerel (Kingfish), Silver Trevally and more.
Captain Mike Leese has over 30 years of experience fishing New Zealand’s waters, and has dedicated the last decade to fishing the Great Barrier and Mokohinau Islands. He knows the waters he guides like nobody else, and will work tirelessly on every trip to make sure you leave at the end of the day with huge smiles and great memories, as well as delicious fish!
Fishmeister Charters welcomes anglers young and old aboard for an amazing day on the water, targeting a wide range of food and table species, with the emphasis always being on making sure everyone has fun, whether you are a complete beginner or a sea
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Senator (Aluminum fishing) originally built in 2016. Powered by a 250HP Honda engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.
20% 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, Bank Transfer.
About the Captain
Member since May 2017
Went fishing on August 13, 2017
Everything you could expect on a days fishing. Having fished on many other boats this surpassed most of them. Professional captain, great safety awareness, excellent and sea worthy boat with all facilities one could hope for. Would love to go again and/or recommend the experience to any keen fisho.
Fished August 2017Fished August 13, 2017Replied to this review on August 16, 2017
You Napier lads are ok! It was a pleasure to have you on board Fishmeister. We look forward to your next trip up here. Hopefully we can get you out to the Mokohinau Islands or even the Great Barrier Island to chase trophy snapper & monster kingis.Paul Farrell recommends Fishmeister Charters
Replied to this review on August 16, 2017
You Napier lads are ok! It was a pleasure to have you on board Fishmeister. We look forward to your next trip up here. Hopefully we can get you out to the Mokohinau Islands or even the Great Barrier Island to chase trophy snapper & monster kingis.
Went fishing on June 4, 2017
Having had multiple trips out with Mike on Fishmiester I can highly recommend a trip out with him, he has a superbly set out modern boat that is comfortable, and equipped to move quickly to ensure that all options are explored. Mike as a skipper is super helpful and enthusiastic,and works tirelessly to ensure everyone gets the best out of the day. Really enjoy the variety of options that Mike offers up on a days fishing, whether you want to drift with lures/plastics, stray-line with bait, or target Kingies under livies, Mike will take you to the best spots to find the action.
Fished June 2017Fished June 4, 2017Rex Coffey recommends Fishmeister Charters
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