Fishmeister Charters

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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!


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day - Great Barrier Island
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    9 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 1021
    up to 6 persons
    This is our absolute favourite location both in terms of fishing and scenery. Target a huge range of species in the area, and enjoy the stunning views the island has to offer!
  • Private trip
    Full Day - Kawau & Little Barrier
    Just booked!
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 885
    up to 6 persons
    A great trip to Little Barrier Island with the possibility of also fishing Kawau. Target Kingfish and Snapper among beautiful scenery in this gulf charter which is perfect for experience anglers.
  • Private trip
    Full Day - Mokohinaus
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 885
    up to 6 persons
    Head out early to the Mokohinaus jig, troll, strayline, stick and soft bait for a variety of species. The best techniques vary with the condition and time of year, and your skipper will advise you on what will be most effective.
  • Private trip
    Full Day - Hen & Chickens Islands
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 680
    up to 6 persons
    Spend the whole day out towards Taranga Island landing prize Snapper and Kahawai among the beautiful surroundings of this nature reserve.
  • Private trip
    Half Day—Hen & Chickens Island (AM)
    Just booked!
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 442
    up to 6 persons
    On this 5 hour charter, you will head out to Taranga Island, right in front of us as we leave the harbour and over the Mangawhai bar. One of the Hen & Chickens group of islands, located around halfway between Bream Head and Bream Tail, The island is a nature reserve and sea life around is abundant. This is an ideal spot for catching that prize Snapper, or enjoying the excitement of catching Kahawai without having to travel too far.
  • Private trip
    Half Day—Hen & Chickens Island (PM)
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 hours trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    US$ 442
    up to 6 persons
    On this 5 hour charter, you will head out to Taranga Island, right in front of us as we leave the harbour and over the Mangawhai bar. One of the Hen & Chickens group of islands, located around halfway between Bream Head and Bream Tail, The island is a nature reserve and sea life around is abundant. This is an ideal spot for catching that prize Snapper, or enjoying the excitement of catching Kahawai without having to travel too far.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Gurnard
Hapuka
John Dory
Kahawai

King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Snapper (Pink)
Tarakihi
Trevally (Silver)

Boat Specs

Senator (Aluminum fishing) originally built in 2016. Powered by a 250HP Honda engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
26 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System

Trip Includes

Policies

Deposit non-refundable
Deposit non-refundable under normal circumstances. 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 agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
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

About the Captain

Mike Leese
Mangawhai Heads, New Zealand
Member since May 2017
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I moved Mangawhai Heads with my family in late 2015, providing an opportunity to invest in a business that represents my true passion of fishing, diving and the great outdoors. I have been boating and fishing in New Zealand for over 30 years and among fishing friends I am known as “The Master”, hence the company name “Fishmeister”. Fishmeister is the fourth boat I have owned and it was custom built in 2016 to ensure optimal fishing space for customers. For the past ten years, the majority of my fishing has focussed on the Great Barrier and Mokohinau Islands and I know this territory well. As customer safety is paramount to me, I have supplemented my many years of boating experience with a New Zealand Certificate in Domestic Maritime Operations qualification approved by Maritime NZ. I'm also a qualified first aider, marine radio operator and engineer - you're in safe hands.
Response time: 4 hours
Response rate: 96%

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Customer Reviews

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4.87
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Kim Woodgate
Paraparaumu, Wellington
 5.00
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March fishing trip

VERIFIED   March 17, 2018
A great day out to the Hen and Chicken Islands. The boat steamed along at an impressive pace, was comfortable dry and stable....
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Irene O
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 5.00
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Half day trip- Mike

VERIFIED   January 13, 2018
The most amazing experience- caught a ton of fish but what really made the trip was the polite and patient skipper mike. Was...
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Brett Goodall
Auckland, AUK
 5.00
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Anzac Day On The Water

VERIFIED   April 25, 2018
Fantastic day out at the Hen & Chicks with a great skipper. Couldn’t have asked for more and highly recommended.
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James Smith
Christchurch, Canterbury
 5.00
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Fishing with Mike

VERIFIED   May 19, 2018
great trip, mike is very knowledgeable and gets you straight on the fish.. will be back again
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Sheldon Wu
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April fishing trip

VERIFIED   April 1, 2018
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