Captain
Rolfe Everson

Member since May 2015

Porirua, New Zealand

Background
My father was a fisherman. I've been fishing and diving for a good number of years up and down the south-west​ coast of Wellington.
Techniques
Most of the time it is bottom fishing. Although, jigging and trolling is an option.

Hey, I'm Captain Rolfe Everson

Porirua, New Zealand
Background
My father was a fisherman. I've been fishing and diving for a good number of years up and down the south-west​ coast of Wellington.
Techniques
Most of the time it is bottom fishing. Although, jigging and trolling is an option.
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My Charter Listings

Porirua
trips from
US$ 106

Customer Reviews

4.22 out of 5 stars from 3 reviews

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Went fishing on Sunday, June 5, 2016

Weather wise couldn’t have asked for a better day. Our family of five only managed one legal blue cod not enough for a feed. Very few bites during the morning.
On checking with friends who fished the following day on another charter who caught their quota within a couple of hours wondered if the squid bait we had at our disposal contributed.
My daughter who’s idea is was to take her dad out for a birthday gift was upset the day did not bring more. But I suppose that is fishing.

Fished June 2016

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Rolfe Everson (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, June 12, 2016

Hi Karen, I was gutted for you and your family on the day. In briefing you guys at the beginning regarding the safety of the boat procedures I warned you about the luck involved with half day fishing. I made a call on where to go and what we would fish for, as it turned out the fish weren’t interested in us. I tried everything to get them to bite but nothing. The squid bait used was out of a fish shop that was sold for human consumption. (I have fried it and eaten it myself). The fishing gear we used was as good as brand new. Its fishing, sure if we had gone to another place we may have done better, but that was the day.
My offer I made to you still stands if you want to take it up.

Went fishing on Sunday, March 27, 2016

Although some family members managed to get sick on this trip, the overall experience was great! It was meant to celebrate my fathers birthday and he thoroughly enjoyed it! He was very impressed by the captain and crew and was very pleased with the treatment they received. Thank very much Rolfe for being so great!

Fished March 2016

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Went fishing on Sunday, December 20, 2015

Had a great day out fishing. Only drawback was the high number of tangles. I guess with 12 people fishing in a confined area and high currents this is inevitable.

The bigger boat was not able to move locations so easily as smaller boats I have been on and not up for chasing shoals of fish feeding on the sea surface. It was probably a lot more comfortable than a small boat though when the weather turned rough in the afternoon.

Fished December 2015

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Rolfe Everson (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, January 4, 2016

Thanks for the comments Graham, yes I remember that charter. We caught a few fish, at one point I parked beside a reef and the front of the boat were catching fish but the back were not. A young fellow about 13 years old was having the time of his life pulling up good size fish while his parents down the back were not. Tangles are frustrating and can occur through no ones fault, sometimes fisher people don’t keep their lines tight or a fish decides to drag the lines together, but I guess that is all a part of learning how to fish though. We always have a couple of extra rods ready to go when some one breaks their gear so they don’t have to wait around for repair. One of the draw backs to fishing in the Cook Strait is the current, we simply can’t avoid it. We didn’t chase fish on the top because at this time of year they are eating krill so they only mouth the water and aren’t interested in lures or baits. Later on they will alter their feeding and chase anything that moves. It did turn a little choppy in the afternoon but in a reasonable sized boat you don’t get thrown around as much. Fishing is what it is, the mystery of what you catch and how to catch it will always lure me back to the sea. I hope you enjoy Machu Picchu when you get there. Catch you again. In the mean time, tight lines.