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

Excellent
4.3 / 5
(47 reviews)
Russell
trips from $160

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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Mike F.
Auckland, New Zealand
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, New Zealand
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, New Zealand
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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Richard M.
Auckland, New Zealand
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

The Perfect Morning with Captain Geoff and Paul

VERIFIED   5 hour snapper/kingfish on January 23, 2019
Without question, the best fishing charter I’ve ever been on! I’ve been fishing for 40 years, but chose to leave my own...
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Angela R.
Auckland, New Zealand
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Great Trip!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on February 11, 2021
We thoroughly enjoyed our afternoon fishing. Hamish and his brother, James who was helping out that day, could not have made...
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