Captain
Neil Palfreyman

Member since October 2014 Porirua, New Zealand
Background
I love the freedom of the open water, a bit like riding a bike. I became a fisherman because I love challenges and being independent, I passionately don't like captivity and some workplace cultures. I have a trades background and can turn my hand to a lot of things. I like scuba and fee-diving more than fishing but save those for my hobbies.
Techniques
Bottom fishing with bait is best for most beginners trolling is good when pelagics are around I like casting lures but its hard to tell what most customers are capable of doing and the deepwater bait fishing can be very hard for some people

Hey, I'm Captain Neil Palfreyman

Porirua, New Zealand
Background
I love the freedom of the open water, a bit like riding a bike. I became a fisherman because I love challenges and being independent, I passionately don't like captivity and some workplace cultures. I have a trades background and can turn my hand to a lot of things. I like scuba and fee-diving more than fishing but save those for my hobbies.
Techniques
Bottom fishing with bait is best for most beginners trolling is good when pelagics are around I like casting lures but its hard to tell what most customers are capable of doing and the deepwater bait fishing can be very hard for some people

My Charter Listing

Westcoast Charters - Felix

Excellent
4.7 / 5
(16 reviews)
Porirua
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trips from $377

Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.7 / 5
out of 5 stars from 16 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.4 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (6)
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
90%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
88%
Appropriate for children
90%
Satisfied with the boat
90%
Catch intended fish
90%
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Alice O.
Brooklyn, New York
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Half Day Trip with Neil

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip (AM) on February 28, 2020
We had an excellent morning with Neil. There were 5 of us + Neil, we all had a great time and a good amount of success - we...
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Kiel M.
New Zealand
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half day trip with Neil

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on December 18, 2020
Great half day out. Neil’s a experienced captain with plenty of knowledge for the area and even a better guy. Was a great...
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Sean W.
Wellington, New Zealand
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

July fishing trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on July 20, 2020
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Fiona E.
Hamilton, New Zealand
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Half day with Neil

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on December 22, 2019
very good communication with skipper leading up to day. good half day with loads of fish species.  definitely recommend
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Sibylle F.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Experience:
Very good
4.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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February fishing trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on February 7, 2020
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