Captain
Nik Key

Member since July 2016 Auckland, New Zealand
Background
Captain Nik has fished the stunning waters of the Hauraki Gulf since he was a kid. With over 40 years experience on the water, he is not only passionate about fishing, but also about being at one with nature on the open sea. With many years’ experience fishing the local waters all year round, Nik has a thorough understanding both of how the area fishes, and why. Nik started fishing with softbaits and metal lures in about 2004, and has never looked back. He and his team took home the inaugural prize at the first ever Berkley Gulp softbait competition in New Zealand in 2007, and were at the forefront of developing this technique in the local area. Nik takes pride in sharing his knowledge of fishing with softbaits that he gained from 12 years of intensive lure fishing.
Techniques
Searching for workups and the fishing with lures, using techniques such as Inchinku and Kabura Jigging.

Hey, I'm Captain Nik Key

Auckland, New Zealand
Background
Captain Nik has fished the stunning waters of the Hauraki Gulf since he was a kid. With over 40 years experience on the water, he is not only passionate about fishing, but also about being at one with nature on the open sea. With many years’ experience fishing the local waters all year round, Nik has a thorough understanding both of how the area fishes, and why. Nik started fishing with softbaits and metal lures in about 2004, and has never looked back. He and his team took home the inaugural prize at the first ever Berkley Gulp softbait competition in New Zealand in 2007, and were at the forefront of developing this technique in the local area. Nik takes pride in sharing his knowledge of fishing with softbaits that he gained from 12 years of intensive lure fishing.
Techniques
Searching for workups and the fishing with lures, using techniques such as Inchinku and Kabura Jigging.

My Charter Listings

Snap Fishing Ventures - Luxury

Auckland
trips from $2,894

Snap Fishing Ventures – Sports II

Whangaparaoa
trips from $1,865

Fishing Reports

Hauraki Gulf Report 19.02.19

February 18, 2019

Well the weather has not really been allowing us to go as wide as we wanted to in the last 2 weeks with 35knt winds both weekends. Our usual spots over by the pigeons and squiggles where there has… Read Full Report →


Hauraki Gulf Fishing Report 07.02.19

February 03, 2019

The fishing has just continued to fire right in the harbour and out wide. The middle grounds seem to be a bit more quiet - snapper wise that is as the kingfish are prolific in all areas! We have… Read Full Report →