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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trips from $391

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4.85
out of 5 stars from 20 reviews
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Good experience
84%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
89%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
84%
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Tony J.
Auckland, AUK
 5.00
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Sick as a dog but all worked out in the end

VERIFIED   December 31, 2019
Given the opportunity to stay close to shore or go out to the islands, we went out. The wind picked up and turned my stomach...
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Sam Y.
Auckland, Auckland
 5.00
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Half day trip with Cap Mike

VERIFIED   January 11, 2020
This is the second time I’m on Mike’s boat. We caught quite few fish. mao mao, some decent size trevally and some leather...
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Paula W.
Auckland, AUK
 5.00
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January fishing trip

VERIFIED   January 3, 2020
Thanks to [email protected] we had a great and successful day on the water.  We appreciated his attention to our safety,...
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Dan O.
Auckland, Auckland
 5.00
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Fishing with Mike

VERIFIED   February 27, 2020
We had an argument at the start of the day but it turned out to be a big misunderstanding. Eventually we had one of the best...
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Stephanus C.
Auckland, AUK
 5.00
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Full day; Hen & Chicks Island

VERIFIED   December 29, 2019
Most enjoyable charter. Mike is an outstanding skipper and an extremely pleasant person. Very professional charter with no...
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