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Auckland: 11 fishing charters available

Fishing Full Day

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(59 reviews)
Auckland
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Fish n Dips Charters LTD

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(3 reviews)
Auckland
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trips from $881

Savage Fishing Charters

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(2 reviews)
Auckland
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trips from $1,132

Luxury Cruising NZ Ltd

Auckland
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Sunday Charters LTD

Excellent
4.3 / 5
(1 review)
Auckland
trips from $1,573

Snap Fishing Ventures – Sports II

Auckland
trips from $1,227

Hooked Up Charters – NZ

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(7 reviews)
Auckland
trips from $189

Double Rum Fishing Charters

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(7 reviews)
Whangaparaoa
trips from $1,862

Bounty Hunter Charters

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(4 reviews)
Ti Point
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Coro Cowboy Fishing Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(4 reviews)
Te Kouma

Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in Auckland

According to customer reviews, some of the most popular fishing charters in Auckland are: Full list of top fishing charters in Auckland

The average price for a private 4 hour Auckland fishing trip is $1,580, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $1,178 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Fishing charters in Auckland that received great reviews from families are:

The top 3 fish species targeted on guided fishing trips in Auckland are:

The top 3 fishing techniques in Auckland are:

The top 3 types of fishing in Auckland are:

Many fishing charters in Auckland provide rods, reels and tackle. Some of the top rated are:

According to customer reviews on FishingBooker.com, some of the best rated charter captains in Auckland are:

Some of the fishing trips offered by fishing charters in Auckland are:
  • Extended fishing trips – $4,750
  • 4-hour fishing trips – $2,642
  • 6-hour fishing trips – $1,725
  • 8-hour fishing trips – $2,822
  • 10-hour fishing trips – $6,500

Some people might argue that the year-round appeal of Auckland fishing is not what gave the city the title of the third most liveable city of the world. But we disagree. It’s not just good weather, mouth-watering cuisine, and stunning nature that makes ‘The City of Sails’ stand out as one of our favourite destinations. It’s the fact that this city’s two coastlines and two harbours make for enviably appealing fishing both at the dock and offshore. Luckily, the fishing trips Auckland provides are more than good enough to put you in touch with the gateway of the Hauraki Gulf and beyond. Trust us - once you have gone there, you will be begging to go back.

Known For

It says a lot for a city when you can expect to be fishing within ten minutes of leaving the dock. It says even more when you can realistically hope to fill your bag limit of Snapper within the hour, at certain times of year, at least. And when you can combine all this with amazing views of the Auckland Harbour Bridge and the city skyline, volcanoes and all, it can even get a little bit too much. Honestly, when the dolphins start swimming alongside the boat, some people on Auckland fishing charters have to pinch themselves to make sure they’re not dreaming.

Leave the Marina behind you and travel past the scenic islands dotted around the Harbour and Inner Hauraki Gulf. Traveling offshore, you will stop at some of the fishing spots Auckland has come to be famous for. Waiheke and Rakino Island, the Motuihe and Rangitoto Channels, the Ahaaha Rocks, and the Noises could well be some of your stopping points. Here, you will most likely find out what delicious Snapper looks like when it’s not wrapped in greasy newspaper at a fish and chip joint. It may not be pretty, but oh my, it tastes good when it’s been caught fresh that day. And it isn’t half enjoyable to catch, too.

But fishing Auckland and the surrounding waters means much more than just Snapper. One of the favourites in these parts is a real bruiser. Kingfish, or “Kingi” as they are known in these parts, are energetic sport fish that will give any angler a run for their money. Take a longer trip to the outer Hauraki Gulf and the Great Barrier, and you could be in with a chance of Blue, Black, or Striped Marlin, as well as Tuna. Of course, no Auckland fishing charter would be complete without the potential surprise of hooking one of the most ugly - and delicious - fish known to man. If you haven’t seen a John Dory before, look them up.

But don’t forget - Auckland does indeed have two coastlines, and it’s not all about the Hauraki Gulf. The west coast can also have some phenomenal fishing - but here, you have to be even more careful of windy weather than you do in the east. When conditions allow, you can find huge Kingfish and Snapper in these parts, as well as Albacore and Skipjack Tuna in the summer. Just make sure you are fishing with someone who knows these waters well.

Rules & Regulations

New Zealand does not charge a license fee for recreational fishing in salt waters, but strict rules apply regarding daily bag limits, size limits, and prohibited areas apply. All skippers aboard registered Auckland fishing charters should be up to date on the current regulations and they will make sure you are fishing according to the local regulations.

Types of Fishing

The main rule of Auckland fishing is never to go easy on the berley. Berley up, and you’ll be ready to tackle monster Snappers with bait or softbaits (lures,) with John Dory and Trevally also excellent targets.

If you’re looking for even more of a hands-on experience, you shouldn’t miss jigging for Kingfish - White Island, Three Kings, and the Ranfurly Banks are our top picks for trophy Kingis. Live baiting with Koheru or other bait fish is always a good option, while Kingfish can also respond to cut baits if they are presented well.

Time your trip right, and you could also head off into the bluewater to troll for Tuna, Marlin and Broadbill Swordfish in the summer months.

One of the most exciting aspects of fishing in these parts is seeing a work up in the Hauraki Gulf. This is when Whales, Dolphins, Kingfish, Billfish, and other predators chase a ball of bait fish from below, while Ganets and other sea birds attack from above. This is not a good time to be a bait fish, but is an excellent time to get in on the action and see the sea life of the South Pacific in its full glory.

Auckland
Excellent
4.6 / 5
Based on 25065 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

January

January is usually the beginning of the game fishing season in New Zealand. Warm waters of the East Auckland Current flow south from the South Pacific islands, bringing Striped and Blue Marlin to the offshore waters. 

February

The offshore Marlin bite continues, with long trips to the fishing grounds worth it to see a tail-walking Striped Marlin on the end of your line. Remember that fishing in Auckland is always at the mercy of the weather.

March

The end of summer comes around, and hotel rates drop. Offshore, the Marlin fishing is as good as ever, while Kingfish and Snapper are biting as well as ever in the harbour.

 

April

Autumn means one thing for fish in Auckland: eating. And for anglers, that means action. This is a great time to jig for Kingfish over offshore pinnacles or softbait in the inshore shallow waters. Temperatures are cooling down.

May

May starts getting cold. The Snapper and Kingfish bites are very good. Often, Marlin will congregate in May and early June, creating the best fishing of the year. Don't miss the Hutchwilco New Zealand Boat Show.

June

Watch out for workups of Kingfish for explosive fishing. This is officially Auckland's low season, so score a deal at a hotel before heading out on the water for some great fishing. But be patient with the weather!

July

Water temperatures drop to a chilly 12ºC, but don't let that stop you getting out on the water. This is one of the best months to hook a trophy Snapper or Kingfish. Look for Kingfish hugging the bottom and Snapper close to the shore.

August

With winds mainly coming from the west, August in Auckland means flat seas and few crowds. Make sure to be flexible, though - winds are always possible. Big breeding Snapper congregate in the gulf, ready to spawn.

September

Spring finally starts to arrive, and along with it comes changeable weather. Workup fishing gets better and better - but make sure to have a few possible days open, as it's not uncommon for wind and rain to stop play.

October

As if out of the blue, the fishing kicks in for real in October in Auckland. The fish are spawning and feeding up aggressively, with Kingfish coming up from the bottom to chase jigs, poppers, and stickbaits at the top of the water. Snapper fishing is as good as it gets.

November

Snapper close in on the harbours and estuaries. At this time of year, Auckland fishing charters can catch limits of fish in just a couple of hours. While you can never guarantee anything with fishing, you can expect to have fun right now.

December

The fishing remains on top form in the summer, with the possibility of Marlin now being added into the mix. Kingfish and Snapper are caught in shallow water and the harbours. How about that for a Christmas present?

Auckland Fishing Calendar

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a lot depends on the operater, is it dollars or satisfaction of the charter.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
a lot depends on the operater, is it dollars or satisfaction of the charter.
John  P.
John P. Sydney, NSW
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Excellent
4.3 / 5
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Michelle  L.
Michelle L. Auckland, AUK

Fish n Dips Charters LTD
Fish n Dips Charters LTD
Fishing charter in Auckland
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(3 reviews)
Maybe because of the weather,I and my friend got angling in heavy rain and did not made it to catch something. But the captain is so friendly and it gives us a good point of view to go fishing.
Yuhao  T.
Yuhao T. Melbourne, VIC
Fishing Full Day
Fishing Full Day
Fishing charter in Auckland
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(59 reviews)
We all had an amazing day ticking off a bucket list item for my stepdad while making some lifelong memories along the way. Would thoroughly recommend
Ben  B.
Ben B. Auckland, Auckland
Fish n Dips Charters LTD
Fish n Dips Charters LTD
Fishing charter in Auckland
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(3 reviews)
What an awesome experience we had. Very highly recommended. We will be back for more.
Amanda  T.
Amanda T. Melbourne, Victoria
Sunday Charters LTD
Sunday Charters LTD
Fishing charter in Auckland
Excellent
4.3 / 5
(1 review)
Group of 8 had a great day and caught plenty of fish which made for an enjoyable trip. Only things I would note is that if you opt for catering, it's very basic burgers and the listing says that the crew will clean and fillet the fish but they refused to do it for us on the day and said it was a mistake on the listing.
Michaela  A.
Michaela A. Cummington, MA
Fishing Full Day
Fishing Full Day
Fishing charter in Auckland
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(59 reviews)
You can't ask for more from a captain. During the first half of the trip, we didn't get any fishing. However, captain Bryan manage to find a good spot in the second half. Bryan even gave us extra hours to fish to make everyone gets good catch and happy. Bryan's personal charm is a plus to this good fishing day.
Yung  K.  C.
Yung K. C. Auckland, Auckland
Fishing Full Day
Fishing Full Day
Fishing charter in Auckland
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(59 reviews)
Great trip. Captain very good. Caught plenty. Good boat to go out on. Thoroughly recommend.
Carl  L.
Carl L. Auckland, AUK
Fishing Full Day
Fishing Full Day
Fishing charter in Auckland
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(59 reviews)
Amazing day trip! Loads of fun, heaps of fish and some good stories. Super fun day and highly recommend!
Wendi  C.
Wendi C. Russell, MA
Fishing Full Day
Fishing Full Day
Fishing charter in Auckland
Very good
4.0 / 5
(59 reviews)
Weather was not great, fishing was slow. We all took fish home and Brian did his best to find fish for us on a wet and windy day.
Neil  W.
Neil W. Auckland, AUK
Fishing Full Day
Fishing Full Day
Fishing charter in Auckland
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(59 reviews)
We went for a day fishing trip with Bryan and had a great time. Took our boys (5 and 7 years old) and they said it was the best day of their school holidays. Definitely will be back, Bryan is the best captain, super helpful, fun and knows the places!
Anna  H.
Anna H. Tauranga, BOP
Fishing Full Day
Fishing Full Day
Fishing charter in Auckland
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(59 reviews)
Chartered an 8hour trip with Captain Bryan and had a great time. Bryan was super knowledgeable of the area and brought us fishing at 3 spots. He made the kids really comfortable and helped them gain valuable knowledge and experience in fishing, they really enjoyed themselves. He also recommended areas of interest to visit around Auckland. He even called and found a restaurant where we could bring our catch and have them cooked for dinner . A truly enjoyable day.
Arthur  A.
Arthur A. Hong Kong
Fishing Full Day
Fishing Full Day
Fishing charter in Auckland
Very good
4.0 / 5
(59 reviews)
The weather was very windy so we didn’t have much choice where to go, so we fished in the harbour. It was still a good day out for the boys.
Kevin  V.
Kevin V. Auckland, Auckland
Fishing Full Day
Fishing Full Day
Fishing charter in Auckland
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(59 reviews)
Bryan ran a great charter - he knows his stuff and where to go to get fish. We had an amazing day and took home a full quota! Thanks - we will be back.
Zane  M.
Zane M. Auckland, AUK
Fishing Full Day
Fishing Full Day
Fishing charter in Auckland
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(59 reviews)
we start fishing around 10am captain found a really good place every bait can get a big size snapper really nice day and trip thanks captain
Raymond  F.
Raymond F. Auckland, AUK
Fishing Full Day
Fishing Full Day
Fishing charter in Auckland
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(59 reviews)
It was a great day thanks to Captain Connell. He knew many of nice fishing point, so we caught big snappers~! I hope book again Riko Boat with Captain Connell when I visit to Auckland next time.
Wonho  L.
Wonho L. Republic Of Korea
Fishing Full Day
Fishing Full Day
Fishing charter in Auckland
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(59 reviews)
I cant speak more hiilly of Brian . I rang bryan on the 15th March ,a day after my previous booking had been cancelled . three days before us leaving Australia to enjoy our three day charter.Bryan accepted our one day charter & what a day we had. .. If a few operators took a leaf out of bryans book , a lot more overseas visitores would be more satisfied.. Way to go bryan ,, thank you John P & Rustie
John  P.
John P. Sydney, NSW
Fishing Full Day
Fishing Full Day
Fishing charter in Auckland
Excellent
4.3 / 5
(59 reviews)
Everything were awesome and fun, we have had a good time together. One thing for improvement is the boat's speed. If the spend can faster, then the trip will be prefect.
Jim  W.
Jim W. Auckland, AUK
Fishing Full Day
Fishing Full Day
Fishing charter in Auckland
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(59 reviews)
Nice boat, good knowledgeable, easy going Captain who was very good with the children. We caught plenty of Snapper and it was a great trip.
David  M.
David M. Auckland, AUK
Fishing Full Day
Fishing Full Day
Fishing charter in Auckland
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(59 reviews)
Bryan was an amazing captain, knew all the right spots and gave us a great day of fishing. Would be very happy to go back with Bryan!
Luke  M.
Luke M. Auckland, AUK
Fishing Full Day
Fishing Full Day
Fishing charter in Auckland
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(59 reviews)
The captain is very experienced, nice, helpful... we had an awesome day out definitely recommended!
Hans  W.
Hans W. Auckland, Auckland
Fishing Full Day
Fishing Full Day
Fishing charter in Auckland
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(59 reviews)
Very good experience with Captain Bryan, very helpful, easy-going. And we caught a lot of nice fishes.
Alex  L.
Alex L. Auckland, Auckland

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