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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4.30
out of 5 stars from 10 reviews
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Good experience
78%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
90%
Appropriate for children
63%
Satisfied with the boat
89%
Catch intended fish
78%
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George Thomas
Mangawhai, Northland
 5.00
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VERIFIED   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...
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Angelo Angelides
Hawthorn, VIC
 5.00
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VERIFIED   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...
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Vincent Honan
Auckland, AUK
 4.33
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Half day trip with Capt Matt and Lisa.

VERIFIED   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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Karen Griffiths
Whangarei, Northland Region
 5.00
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4hr charter with Matt

VERIFIED   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...
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Ian Robinson
Tauranga, Bay Of Plenty
 4.67
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Half day trip PM Snapper

VERIFIED   May 27, 2017
What a great few hours fishing with the chaps up here . Awesome crew and Couldn’t be more helpful.  Tried there...
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