Captain
Matt Smith

Member since October 2014

Paihia, New Zealand

Background
Matt grew up in Russell and started fishing off the Russell Wharf when he started walking. He caught his first Marlin at the age of just 6! He then started working full time on the deck at 15 on big game fishing boats, which took him all over the world Marlin fishing. MAtt upgraded to a Captain at the age of 18 on and off on sportsfishing boats. He missed leaving his family/kids behind when he went fishing, so started driving Anglers Anonymous in 2015 which he enjoyed so much. Matt and his wife Christa bought the business in August of 2016. Matt has not only knowledge and experience with fishing, but a passion for his clients to actually catch fish. He also holds the world record Kingfish 37.8kgs on 6kg line.

Hey, I'm Captain Matt Smith

Paihia, New Zealand
Background
Matt grew up in Russell and started fishing off the Russell Wharf when he started walking. He caught his first Marlin at the age of just 6! He then started working full time on the deck at 15 on big game fishing boats, which took him all over the world Marlin fishing. MAtt upgraded to a Captain at the age of 18 on and off on sportsfishing boats. He missed leaving his family/kids behind when he went fishing, so started driving Anglers Anonymous in 2015 which he enjoyed so much. Matt and his wife Christa bought the business in August of 2016. Matt has not only knowledge and experience with fishing, but a passion for his clients to actually catch fish. He also holds the world record Kingfish 37.8kgs on 6kg line.
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Paihia
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4.30 out of 5 stars from 10 reviews

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Auckland, auk
Went fishing on Thursday, April 26, 2018

Great crew very helpful nothing a problem. Me and my son enjoyed the trip and went home with some Nice fillets.

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Hawthorn, vic
Went fishing on Thursday, March 8, 2018

Had a great day fishing for Kingies ,Mat was a great Skipper , never stoped looking for action ,we caught more than our share from 3kg to 15 kg
I will go with him again next time Thank you Mat

Fished March 2018

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Mangawhai, Northland
Went fishing on Friday, February 16, 2018

Matts cruisey az,but serious about his job to satisfy clients,knows his boat and all the bay of islands fishing areas inside out ,so jst go with the flow,massive experience will do again on the anglers anonymous with captain mat smith

Fished February 2018

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Te Puke, Bay of Plenty
Went fishing on Thursday, September 28, 2017

Mike was great taking us to many fishing spots but the fish were not biting.

Fished September 2017

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Whangarei, Northland
Went fishing on Monday, June 19, 2017

The trip did not went well, as the weather turn bad to worse! The captain should have cancelled the trip as the conditions are far to dangerous for the passengers specially with 2 children on board.but eventually we the captain and I decided to returned back to the wharf and terminate the trip. That is the right thing to do as the passengers safety should come first. I’m expecting a full refund as my visitors are leaving from the United States on Thursday and no more chance of fishing anymore….

Emmanuel Mendoza does not recommend Anglers Anonymous Fishing Charters

Fished June 2017

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Tauranga, Bay of Plenty
Went fishing on Saturday, May 27, 2017

What a great few hours fishing with the chaps up here . Awesome crew and Couldn’t be more helpful.  Tried there best at every aspect of charter fishing . Would go again , but a little earlier next year . Top job gents .

Fished May 2017

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Matt Smith (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Saturday, May 27, 2017

cheers ian. we are so happy you had a great time. thats what we like to hear

Whangarei, Northland Region
Went fishing on Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Great day on the sea. Captain was awesome.

Fished May 2017

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Matt Smith (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, May 4, 2017

that looks yummy guys.glad you had a great time!!!

New Zealand
Went fishing on Friday, February 17, 2017

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Whangarei, Northland Region
Went fishing on Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Great day on the water. King fish caught as the first bait went over board which was fabulous fun to bring in. Moved to a second site and the snapper started to bite and they were super fun to reel in. Matt and Ross were very friendly and gave very helpful instruction.  Awesome boat to have picked!!!!

Fished January 2017

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Matt Smith (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, January 31, 2017

thanks for the great review . glad you guys had a awsome day. look forward to seeing you again

Sydney, New South Wales
Went fishing on Monday, April 4, 2016

Excellent, skipper knows his trade very well. Caught high numbers every day. Gear gets updated or the time so it doesn’t let you down

Fished April 2016

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