Bay Fishing Charters - Nimble II

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Bay Fishing Charters offers shared and private trips fishing the best spots in the Hauraki Gulf. Jump aboard and speed offshore for the chance to catch Snapper, Kingfish, Maomao, Trevally, and so much more. Fish until your arms fall off, then head home with a boot-full of delicious fish!

You’ll be fishing aboard the “Nimble II”, a 17.1 m (57’) Rainbow fishing boat. This hardy vessel was born for a life of commercial fishing, but she’s perfectly suited to sportfishing, too. The boat can carry up to 25 guests and can fish up to 20 people at once with ease.

The Nimble II features a warm, cozy cabin and an enclosed toilet for your comfort and convenience. She can sleep 12 people on overnight trips and has tea and coffee-making facilities, as well as a large BBQ for you to cook up some lunch or dinner.

Day trips will take you as far out as Bream Bay and the Hen & Chickens. Book in for an overnight charter and you could be heading 50-plus kilometres offshore to spots like the Mokohinau Islands or even Great Barrier Island. Out here, you can find monster Kingfish, as well as some of the biggest Snapper you’ll ever come across!

Skipper Andy Brockie has been on the water for over 40 years. You can trust him to put you on the fish. He provides rods, reels, tackle, lures, and bait for everyone onboard. You will also get hot and cold soft drinks and full access to the BBQ to cook up your meals.

Bay Fishing Charters can cater for social clubs, Christmas parties, private functions, and corporate events. Whoever you are and whatever you’re after, you can’t go wrong fishing on the Nimble II.


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Overnight - Great Barrier (MAX 12)
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    1 day trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Overnight stay, liveaboard
    US$ 1789
    up to 25 persons / day
    Visit the Great Barrier Island, around 60 KM away from Marsden Point, to fill the boat with huge bottom fish like Maomao, Snapper, Scorpionfish, and more. You can also reel in some enormous Kingfish on these overnight trips. Please note, these charters are suited for up to 12 guests.
  • Private trip
    Overnight - Mokohinau (MAX 12)
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    1 day trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Overnight stay, liveaboard
    US$ 1651
    up to 25 persons / day
    Make 50 KM journey offshore to the Mokohinau Islands to fish up some of the biggest Kingfish, Scorpionfish, Maomao, Trevally, and Snapper you've ever seen on this overnight charter for up to 12 people.
  • Private trip
    Full Day - Bream Bay/Hen & Chickens
    In demand!
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    9 hours trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    US$ 1376
    up to 25 persons
    Head offshore to either Bream Bay or the Hen & Chickens, fishing for Kingfish, Maomao, Snapper, Trevally, and much, much more!
  • Shared trip
    Full Day - Shared
    In demand!
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    9 hours trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    US$ 82
    per person
    2 persons minimum
    Spend the day fishing for Kingfish, Snapper, Trevally, and more on this 9-hour shared charter.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Pink Maomao
Snapper (Pink)
Trevally (Golden)
Yellowtail Amberjack

Boat Specs

Rainbow (Commercial) originally built in 1996. Powered by 2 355HP Doosan engines.

Length
57 ft
Capacity
25 persons

Types of Fishing

Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Jigging
Popping

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Drinks
First Mate

Policies

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

Payment

Book with 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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
Visa
Mastercard
Checks
Bank Transfer

About the Captain

Andy Brockie
One Tree Point, New Zealand
Member since July 2014
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Skipper Andy Brockie started fishing when he was just 6 years old. He's been fishing professionally for 40 years, and he's been a skipper for just a year less. Andy spent most of his life fishing commercially, then decided to start his own business running fishing charters. He loves meeting new people and teaching them how to fish.
Response time: 4 hours
Response rate: 97%

Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Photos by reviewers (2)
3.42
out of 5 stars from 8 reviews
Boat
Crew
Experience
Full day trip
Riverside Social Club
Angler Rating
2
2
2
1
1
Anglers Claimed
Good experience
50%
Friendly captain
67%
Recommend this charter
75%
Appropriate for children
50%
Satisfied with the boat
67%
Catch intended fish
67%
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Paul Crowther
Whangarei, Northland
 4.33
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Full day trip

VERIFIED   NEW  November 14, 2018
Had a great time with Bev,Trayand Andy the skipper. PB for Bev which was great to see and everyone got fish.
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Duana Hunt
Whangarei, NTL
 4.67
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Full day fishing

VERIFIED   October 13, 2018
awesome fun time fishing, loved the experience and was made better by our lovely and cheeky deck lady. highly recommend
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Maria King
Auckland, AUK
 4.67
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November fishing trip

VERIFIED   November 4, 2018
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Mary Willemen
New Zealand
 4.33
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Riverside Social Club

VERIFIED   April 2, 2016
Andy did not muck around.  If we were not catching fish he moved on to the next spot until we did start catching them....
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Locky Bainbridge
Whangarei, Northland
 2.33
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August fishing trip

VERIFIED   August 3, 2018
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