Strike Zone Fishing Charters

Strike Zone Fishing Charters takes you fishing around out of Taura, New Zealand. You’re in for a fun day on the water, whether you’re a novice angler or a hardcore fisherman. With the year-long fishing season for juicy tablefare, surpassed only by hot summer months of game fishing, you’re at the right spot. Capt. Jason’s charter is the perfect gateway to New Zealand’s finest fishing.

Capt. Jason will take you fishing where the fish are. You can be staying close to the shoreline or head far out, all the way to the Alderman Island, for a Marlin. Jason knows the local fishing spots intimately and has skills to make your day worth the while. With impeccable reputation among his fellow fishermen and years of fishing experience, Jason is a great guide for any fishermen.

The action with Strike Zone Fishing Charters takes place aboard a 24’ Challenger center console. She is powered by a 200 HP Yamaha engine. Onboard, you will find a large cockpit which is perfect for four anglers, as well as a hardtop to ensure you stay dry and warm. The vessel is fitted with Lowrance HDS electronics, and features livewell, tuna tubes, rod holders for up to eight outfits, as well as enough storage for the fish you catch. There is also a chemical toilet onboard.

These waters are blessed with a variety of fish. During summer you can get Striped and Blue Marlin using trolling lures or live bait. Then, if you want a nice dinner, you can go fishing for Snapper and get to do bottom fishing. Of course, Kingfish are a big thing here and put up a nice fight. If you’re up for some casual fishing, you’ll be jigging, bait fishing, slow jigging, and softbaiting.

Capt. Jason is great at explaining how fishing works and will be more than glad to brief you about how-tos to get you some nice fish. You will get ice and bait, and some complimentary tea. You should pack food and drinks. Put on comfortable clothes, sunglasses, and a camera.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $535
    On this half day trip, you will have a whole morning to explore the productive fishing spots around the Bay of Islands. You will go where the fish are at the moment, so you could start fishing 15 minutes or an hour after the departure. Capt. Jason will advise on how to use your time the best. He will supply all the gear, you should bring food and drinks. You can fish for Kingfish, John Dory, Pink Snapper, Mako Sharks, and more. It's a good starting point for novice anglers.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $535
    On this afternoon trip, you will be exploring the rich waterways that lie out of Tairua. You can fish for Kingfish, John Dory, Snapper, Marlin, and Mako Sharks. Capt. Jason will help out, so even if you have little experience, you can land a nice catch. All the gear is waiting for you onboard. Bring food and drinks, put on comfortable clothes, and grab your camera. These grounds are productive throughout the year. The departure time is flexible to suit your schedule.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Gamefishing
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,038
    This trip is perfect for more experienced anglers. It's summer time, and that means only one thing. Marlin in the water. The most common catch is Striped Marlin. They weigh 80 to 100kg on average, while Blue Marlin are around 200 kgs. You will be using trolling lures and live baiting techniques. Lures come early in the season and live baiting later in the season. You will get to explore the rich waterways around Alderman Islands. Pack food and drinks, and wear comfortable clothes. Grab a camera, and come!
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Kingfish
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,038
    Go out jigging for Yellowtail Kingfish
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Mixed Species
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,038
    This full day trip will bring you a mixed bag of species. You can get Snapper and Kingfish, as well as other fish swimming around. It could be John Dory, some Trevally, and more. You will have a lot of time to go where the fish are. Depending on the conditions and requirements, you can start fishing already within the first 10 minutes of the departure, or an hour later if you want to reach more distant hot spots. All the gear is supplied onboard. Pack food and drinks, and grab your camera.
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About the Captain

Jason Harris
Tairua, New Zealand
20 Customer reviews
Response time 2 hours
Member since November 2017
Capt. Jason has been fishing since his earliest days. The fishing community respects him and he knows a great deal about the local fisheries. His skills and styles will be your advantage when fishing with with Strike Zone Charters. Jason has landed some really enviable catches throughout the years, including a Kingfish of almost 40 kg, solo Marlin. Jason is also the first angler to land a Broadbill Swordfish for the local fishing club. If you’re looking for someone who knows about what’s biting at what time of the year, Jason is your guy. When you go fishing with Jason, you will also get the chance to learn and improve your Snapper and Kingfish fishing styles.

About this listing

Targeted species

John Dory John Dory
Marlin (Blue) Blue Marlin
Marlin (Striped) Striped Marlin
Shark (Mako) Mako Shark

Boat specs

Challenger (Center console) originally built in 2006. Powered by a 200HP Yamaha 2014 engine.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
Life Jackets

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting

Cancellation policy

Deposit non-refundable

If it is unsafe to travel, you may still cancel free of charge or change the date(s) of your booking.

Listing policies

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
Disabled Accessible

Payment

Book with 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit 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

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 20 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
94%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
94%
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Robert G.
Russell, MA
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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July fishing trip

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (AM) on July 24, 2022
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Joseph W.
Tauranga, Bay Of Plenty
Excellent
4.7 / 5
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Very good
4.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half day trip with Captin Jason

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on April 16, 2022
Top notch Captin who was very accommodating to our skill level and to the two burly makers on board. Definitely go on...
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Jonathan W.
Auckland, Auckland
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half day

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on January 12, 2022
No messing. Catch live bait, travel to mark & bang! Straight into fish! My boys had a ball with all the sea life involved...
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Paula L.
Auckland, Auckland
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Full day kingie hunting with Jason

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip - Mixed Species on December 28, 2021
A fantastic day out on the water with skipper Jason. Had plenty of action throughout the day.  Would highly recommend and...
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Mike P.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Fishing with Jason

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip - Kingfish on January 11, 2022
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FAQs about Strike Zone Fishing Charters

Strike Zone Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • NZ $850 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • NZ $850 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • NZ $1,650 per group - Full Day Trip - Gamefishing (8 hours)
  • NZ $1,650 per group - Full Day Trip - Kingfish (8 hours)
  • NZ $1,650 per group - Full Day Trip - Mixed Species (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Strike Zone Fishing Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box
  • Life Jackets

Trips booked with Strike Zone Fishing Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting

Strike Zone Fishing Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Strike Zone Fishing Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Jigging
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Strike Zone Fishing Charters include:
  • John Dory
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Marlin (Striped)
  • Shark (Mako)
  • Snapper (Pink)
  • Yellowtail Amberjack