Thomcat Fishing Charter

Thomcat Fishing Charters lets you explore the riches of New Zealand’s fisheries. From October to June you can unwind aboard a spacious vessel, sample the local fish, and enjoy the spectacular view. These trips are meant for anglers of all levels of experience. Families with kids, novice anglers, and hardcore fishers – there’s something here for everyone.

You will be fishing aboard Thomcat, a 42’ Allan Wright catamaran. The boat is powered by twin 300 HP Yanmar engines and is fitted with navigational electronics to put you on track. The vessel features two toilets, a flybridge, a fighting chair, plenty of seating space, kitchen, salon. It has enough room for up to 15 anglers on day trips and can accommodate up to eight anglers on overnight trips. Onboard, you will find a multimedia system, outriggers, an ice box, live well, and Penn fishing gear which will be at your disposal during the trip.

Behind the wheel is Skipper Bruce who has been fishing the local waters for years. He gladly welcomes children and both novice and experienced anglers, and will work to make your trip memorable.

These gulfs and reefs are teeming with fish. You will explore numerous reefs and islands and target species such as Snapper, Gurnard, King Fish, Kahawai, and Hapuka (in season). The boat is fast and reliable and you will be fishing within 30 to 45 minutes of departure, exploring the fisheries scattered between 3 and 10 miles offshore.

When packing for the trip, remember to bring a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, and a camera, as well as some food and drinks. You don’t need a fishing license, and the skipper will provide all the fishing gear at $20 per rod and $20 for bait per person.

Get your friends and book your spot on time. Skipper Bruce is a pro fisherman and many anglers want to fish with him. Make sure to get your place onboard!


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    2 Day Trip - Eight Anglers Max
      FREE Cancelation 14 days notice
    2 trip days, starts at 8:00 AM
    Overnight stay, liveaboard
    Seasonal trip available 1 Oct - 30 Jun
    $2,620
    up to 15 persons / day
    The price for the whole trip is NZD 4025. This is a wonderful opportunity to be out on the amazing Hauraki Gulf & islands and wake up to a sunrise and breakfast at sea. You can target numerous species, including Snapper, Kingfish, Mackerel, Kahawai, Tarakihi, John Dory, and more. All the gear can be supplied onboard (bait and rods are xtra charge). Pack a cap, sunglasses, sunscreen, a camera, some foods, and drinks, as well as seasickness medication. ***This trip is for a maximum of 8 anglers.***
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
      FREE Cancelation 14 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Oct - 30 Jun
    $1,722
    up to 15 persons
    The service is the best you can find. The boat is fantastic and very relaxing with lots of space. The crew specializes in the Islands of the Hauraki Gulf. Look at the wonderful photos and you will see that the skipper will go the extra mile. All gear available for you onboard (bait and rods are xtra charge). Pack sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses, a camera, as well as some food and drinks. It's a great trip for anglers on vacation. If you're prone to seasickness, you may want to bring Dramamaine.
  • Shared trip
    Special Escape the Winter
      FREE Cancelation 14 days notice
    5 trip days, starts at 8:00 AM
    Overnight stay, lodging
    $1,235
    per person / day
    6 persons minimum
    - FISH THE HAURAKI / COROMANDEL AND GREAT BARRIER - A smorgasboard of fishing including trolling, soft baiting, jigging and salt water fly fishing - For: King Fish / Snapper / Tuna / Hapuka / Bass / Bluenose / Trevally / Marlin / Broadbill - Aboard the 42 foot catamaran “Thomcat” powered by 2 x 300hp. Yanmars cruising at 16-20 knots. - 5 Days all inclusive package from $1,650 p.p. (needs 6-12 people), includes accommodation, meals, all fishing tackle (*)
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
      FREE Cancelation 14 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Oct - 30 Jun
    $1,123
    up to 15 persons
    If you want to unwind and fish, this morning trip is a great way to spend the day on the water. You can sample the finest of New Zealand species, including Kingfish, Snapper, Kahawai, Mackerel, and more. This package is suitable for anglers with less experience. The captain can supply the fishing gear (bait and rods are xtra charge), and you should bring food, drinks, a cap, sunglasses, sunblock and a camera. Kids are welcome to join the chase.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
      FREE Cancelation 14 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 4:00 PM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Oct - 30 Jun
    $1,123
    up to 15 persons
    If you want to relax and experience a beautiful sunset, this package is for you. You will be back around 8 pm. The captain can supply the fishing gear (bait and rods are xtra charge), but you should pack food, drinks, a cap, sunglasses, sunblock, and a camera. This trip is ideal for novice anglers and people who want to try fishing. You can target Kingfish, Snapper, Mackerel, Kahawai, Tarakihi, and more.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Bonito
Cod (Blue)
Gurnard
John Dory

Kahawai
King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Marlin (Blue)
Snapper (Pink)

Tarakihi
Trevally (Giant)
Tuna (Skipjack)
Yellowtail Amberjack

Boat Specs

Allan Wright (Catamaran) originally built in 1999, and restored in 2016. Powered by 2 300HP Yanmar engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 20 knots.

Length
42 ft
Capacity
15 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Drift Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Multimedia System
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed

Trip Includes

Snacks
Drinks
First Mate
Fishing License Included

Policies

FREE Cancelation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 14 days before the trip. 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 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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
PayPal
Bank Transfer

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 5% fee.

About the Charter Operator

Jim Stinton
Whangaparaoa, New Zealand
Member since November 2017
3
Loves the sea and the fishing. Spent 20+ years fishing (Europe and New Zealand).
Response time: 1 hour
Response rate: 100%

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.89
out of 5 stars from 3 reviews
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100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
33%
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Becks Van Den Bos
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 4.67
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Half day with Captain Jim

VERIFIED   December 8, 2018
From the minute we arrived we felt welcomed. It is such a lovely boat and gear hire was brilliant! We didn’t...
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Taylor R.
Auckland, AUK
 5.00
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Full day Trip With Thomcat Fishing

VERIFIED   November 17, 2018
Had an awesome day, Caught lots of fish. Skipper was really helpful when needed. All day round, awesome day. Would...
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Mark P.
Pakuranga, AUK
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