Captain
Mike Leese

Member since May 2017 Mangawhai Heads, New Zealand
Background
I moved Mangawhai Heads with my family in late 2015, providing an opportunity to invest in a business that represents my true passion of fishing, diving and the great outdoors. I have been boating and fishing in New Zealand for over 30 years and among fishing friends I am known as “The Master”, hence the company name “Fishmeister”. Fishmeister is the fourth boat I have owned and it was custom built in 2016 to ensure optimal fishing space for customers. For the past ten years, the majority of my fishing has focussed on the Great Barrier and Mokohinau Islands and I know this territory well. As customer safety is paramount to me, I have supplemented my many years of boating experience with a New Zealand Certificate in Domestic Maritime Operations qualification approved by Maritime NZ. I'm also a qualified first aider, marine radio operator and engineer - you're in safe hands.

Hey, I'm Captain Mike Leese

Mangawhai Heads, New Zealand
Background
I moved Mangawhai Heads with my family in late 2015, providing an opportunity to invest in a business that represents my true passion of fishing, diving and the great outdoors. I have been boating and fishing in New Zealand for over 30 years and among fishing friends I am known as “The Master”, hence the company name “Fishmeister”. Fishmeister is the fourth boat I have owned and it was custom built in 2016 to ensure optimal fishing space for customers. For the past ten years, the majority of my fishing has focussed on the Great Barrier and Mokohinau Islands and I know this territory well. As customer safety is paramount to me, I have supplemented my many years of boating experience with a New Zealand Certificate in Domestic Maritime Operations qualification approved by Maritime NZ. I'm also a qualified first aider, marine radio operator and engineer - you're in safe hands.
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Fishmeister Charters

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Mangawhai Heads
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4.81
out of 5 stars from 12 reviews
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Good experience
91%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
90%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
82%
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Shannon R.
Maungaturoto, Northland
 4.67
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Great trip out

VERIFIED   December 8, 2018
We did the half day with Mike, he was a great captain and very easy to get along with. It was a bit windy so we could get to...
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Kim W.
Paraparaumu, Wellington
 5.00
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March fishing trip

VERIFIED   March 17, 2018
A great day out to the Hen and Chicken Islands. The boat steamed along at an impressive pace, was comfortable dry and stable....
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Rex C.
New Zealand
 5.00
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Highly recommended

June 4, 2017
Having had multiple trips out with Mike on Fishmiester I can highly recommend a trip out with him, he has a superbly set out...
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Jon L.
Auckland, AUK
 4.33
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Fishing with Mike

VERIFIED   January 3, 2019
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Irene O.
New Zealand
 5.00
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Half day trip- Mike

VERIFIED   January 13, 2018
The most amazing experience- caught a ton of fish but what really made the trip was the polite and patient skipper mike. Was...
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