Charter Operator
Matt Dobson

Member since August 2014 Porirua, New Zealand
Background
Captain Matt grew up in Wellington and spent his childhood years fishing for all sorts of fish. The last several years saw him run charters around the rich waters of the Bay of Islands. Having fished around Wellington for over two decades, Matt decided to start his own business, and so Black Pearl Charters came to life. "My philosophy on guiding is to get you guys out there fishing and having fun. So I have created a fishing charter that I would want to fish with if I was fishing in Wellington." Whether a seasoned angler or a novice fisherman, Captain Matt will show you the know-how of local waters. His charter brings a friendly and enjoyable time on the water.

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Porirua, New Zealand
Background
Captain Matt grew up in Wellington and spent his childhood years fishing for all sorts of fish. The last several years saw him run charters around the rich waters of the Bay of Islands. Having fished around Wellington for over two decades, Matt decided to start his own business, and so Black Pearl Charters came to life. "My philosophy on guiding is to get you guys out there fishing and having fun. So I have created a fishing charter that I would want to fish with if I was fishing in Wellington." Whether a seasoned angler or a novice fisherman, Captain Matt will show you the know-how of local waters. His charter brings a friendly and enjoyable time on the water.

My Charter Listing

Black Pearl Charters

5 reviews
Porirua
trips from $501

Fishing Reports

Summers coming

October 23, 2016

Summer fishing is starting off well this year with some great table fish starting to show up, the yellow tail kingfish have arrived and will only start to show up more over the next moth or two and snapper… Read Full Report →


Fishing heating up!

January 24, 2016

The fishing is really heating up now as summer settles in, we are catching Snapper and Kingfish as well as albacore tuna which have showed up in the last week and it's only going to get better. Read Full Report →


Summer is here!

December 14, 2015

Great session today, summers here and the Snapper and Kingfish have arrived in full force. Today we didn't just go fishing, we targeted kingfish on jigs and stray lined for snapper ... Both methods were successful - Here at… Read Full Report →


Albacore going crazy!

March 28, 2015

There have been huge numbers of Albacore Tuna around Wellington recently, just as the water starts to cool you will find they feed well just before leaving our waters. We have been towing small skirted lures on 10kg line… Read Full Report →

Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.80
out of 5 stars from 5 reviews
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Crew
Experience
Half day trip with Mike
Angler Rating
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Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
67%
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Cam H.
Porirua, WGN
 5.00
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5 hour trip with Matt

VERIFIED   November 10, 2018
Great charter definitely worth it.
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John H.
Christchurch, Canterbury
 5.00
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Great Fishing!

VERIFIED   February 9, 2016
Matt really knows fishing in Wellington.  He took us to a variety of locations so that we caught a variety of fish - lots...
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Bronte A.
Wellington, Wellington
 5.00
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Awesome day with Mike

VERIFIED   February 25, 2017
Had a great time out on the water with Mike; he’s friendly and really easy to feel comfortable with.
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Kieran L.
Auckland, Auckland
 5.00
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Black Pearl Executive Fishing

VERIFIED   February 13, 2016
Great fun - Everyone left happy after catching a lot of fish.
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David V.
Lower Hutt, Wellington
 4.00
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Half day trip with Mike

VERIFIED   December 12, 2016
A little disappointed with the amount of undersized fish caught, but boys enjoyed the experience.
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