Captain
Hamish Paterson

Member since August 2014 Russell, New Zealand
Background
Hamish has worked on charter fishing boats in Milford Sound, dive boats in Wellington, and jet boats in Queenstown. An experienced skipper and fisherman. Recently taken over Major Tom II he is plying his skills in the Bay of Islands. He has already notched up some impressive fish and his customers receive an adventure of a life time.
Techniques
Bottom fishing, live baiting, lures, and flies

Hey, I'm Captain Hamish Paterson

Russell, New Zealand
Background
Hamish has worked on charter fishing boats in Milford Sound, dive boats in Wellington, and jet boats in Queenstown. An experienced skipper and fisherman. Recently taken over Major Tom II he is plying his skills in the Bay of Islands. He has already notched up some impressive fish and his customers receive an adventure of a life time.
Techniques
Bottom fishing, live baiting, lures, and flies

My Charter Listing

Major Tom Adventures

Excellent
4.3 / 5
(47 reviews)
Russell
trips from $169

Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.3 / 5
out of 5 stars from 47 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.1 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.4 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (28)
December fishing trip
Great Trip!
Half day trip
+25
Angler Rating
34
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
82%
Friendly captain
85%
Recommend this charter
87%
Appropriate for children
79%
Satisfied with the boat
79%
Catch intended fish
64%
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Melanie C.
Auckland, AUK
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Half Day with Captain Hamish

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on July 1, 2021
Fantastic morning with Captain Hamish. We caught so many fish - more than we could eat and the lines kept biting keeping the...
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Sylvia H.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

December fishing trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on December 24, 2021
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Mike F.
Auckland, Auckland
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Afternoon trip with Major Tom

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on January 6, 2021
We had a really good afternoon out on the water with Hamish the skipper on Major Tom.  Even though the boat was not fully...
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Debbie W.
Wellington, Wellington
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Half a day fishing with Hamish

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on February 5, 2021
I only booked the trip but the 7 people who went on this fishing trip absolutely raved about the experience.  They told me...
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Lexi H.
Whangarei, Northland
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Half day trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on January 24, 2021
Absolutely recommend taking a trip with Hamish on his boat. We had a great time! Hamish was very knowledgeable about fishing...
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