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
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Half day trip with Cap'n Lozza

6 Hour Trip – Private on October 14, 2018
Great day out on Hauraki Gulf catching snapper with keen captain. Even met us with orange juice and croissants !!!!
Robbie S. recommends Hooked Up Charters – NZ
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