Captain
Laurie Powell

Member since September 2019 Auckland, New Zealand
Background
Over the years I have been referred to as Captain Lozza and it’s stuck. I have been fishing these waters for more than 20 years in a variety of vessels, and I am very familiar with the Hauraki Gulf. I have vast experience as a recreational fisher in the Hauraki and especially the Coromandel region. After I completed my SRL Skippers ticket, I started Hooked Up Charters and have not looked back. I am friendly, passionate, and like to have a bit of a laugh with my guests! My background as a teacher and leader in education has set me up with the PR skills and I know how to not only give clients the best possible experience, but they will also learn about the ocean and catching fish, too I have been lucky to have learnt from the best, and one in particular was a true fishing Guru. He has vast experience as a commercial and recreational fisher in the Hauraki and especially the Coromandel region. I now have the knowledge and experience to show you the best time and help catch your dream fish!
Techniques
We mostly employ drift fishing using jigs and and soft plastics. We may possibly put down couple of baits but we have better success using the jigs. At the right time of the year we will also catch live baits at the beginning of the day, preserve them in the live bait tank and then use them later to catch kingfish. Snapper and kingfish are our target species but we also often catch kahawhai, gurned and trevali.

Hey, I'm Captain Laurie Powell

Auckland, New Zealand
Background
Over the years I have been referred to as Captain Lozza and it’s stuck. I have been fishing these waters for more than 20 years in a variety of vessels, and I am very familiar with the Hauraki Gulf. I have vast experience as a recreational fisher in the Hauraki and especially the Coromandel region. After I completed my SRL Skippers ticket, I started Hooked Up Charters and have not looked back. I am friendly, passionate, and like to have a bit of a laugh with my guests! My background as a teacher and leader in education has set me up with the PR skills and I know how to not only give clients the best possible experience, but they will also learn about the ocean and catching fish, too I have been lucky to have learnt from the best, and one in particular was a true fishing Guru. He has vast experience as a commercial and recreational fisher in the Hauraki and especially the Coromandel region. I now have the knowledge and experience to show you the best time and help catch your dream fish!
Techniques
We mostly employ drift fishing using jigs and and soft plastics. We may possibly put down couple of baits but we have better success using the jigs. At the right time of the year we will also catch live baits at the beginning of the day, preserve them in the live bait tank and then use them later to catch kingfish. Snapper and kingfish are our target species but we also often catch kahawhai, gurned and trevali.

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Hooked Up Charters – NZ

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Auckland
trips from $154

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Juliana C.
Whangarei, NTL
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Fishing Trip with Hooked Up Charters

VERIFIED   8 Hour Trip – Private on January 9, 2021
I booked this trip for my husbands 50th, just with close family.  They loved it.  Laurie moved around to get the best spots. ...
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Jj H.
Torrance, California
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Honest and straightforward operator

6 Hour Trip – Private on August 6, 2019
I had made reservations for this Captain and boat , but the seas were rough the day of the trip. The Captain, Laurie, was straight...
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Haicheng R. S.
Auckland, Auckland
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Great Day with Laurie

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – Shared on September 12, 2019
A fantastic day with Laurie, and caught a lot of massive snappers! Will definitely go again with Laurie.
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Bryan A.
Milpitas, California
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Half Day trip with Capt. Laurie

6 Hour Trip – Private on May 30, 2019
Great trip and I hooked a huge Red Snapper.  Thanks Captain Laurie!
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Josh B.
Marrickville, New South Wales
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Full Day

8 Hour Trip – Private on April 5, 2019
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