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 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 16 reviews
Porirua
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $428

Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Photos & videos by reviewers (6)
4.67
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
out of 5 stars from 16 reviews
Boat
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Crew
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Experience
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
M
Fishing day
Fishing day
+3
Angler Rating
11
3
1
0
0
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%
Sort By:
Featured  
Showing:
5 of 16 reviews
Kiel M.
New Zealand
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent  5.00
Experience:
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Boat
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Crew
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Overall

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...
Kiel M. recommends Westcoast Charters - Felix
Mark as helpful
You found this helpful
  Neil Palfreyman Captain replied

Sean W.
Wellington, Wellington
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent  5.00
Experience:
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Boat
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Crew
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Overall

July fishing trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on July 20, 2020
Sean W. recommends Westcoast Charters - Felix
Mark as helpful
You found this helpful
  Neil Palfreyman Captain replied

Alice O.
Brooklyn, New York
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent  5.00
Experience:
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Boat
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Crew
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 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...
Alice O. recommends Westcoast Charters - Felix
Mark as helpful
1 person finds this review helpful
You and 1 other person found this helpful
Alice O. recommends Westcoast Charters - Felix
Mark as helpful
1 person finds this review helpful
You and 1 other person found this helpful

Fiona E.
Hamilton, Waikato
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent  5.00
Experience:
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Boat
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Crew
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 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
Fiona E. recommends Westcoast Charters - Felix
Mark as helpful
4 persons find this review helpful
You and 4 people found this helpful
Fiona E. recommends Westcoast Charters - Felix
Mark as helpful
4 persons find this review helpful
You and 4 people found this helpful

Sibylle F.
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent  4.67
Experience:
Very Good Very Good Very Good Very Good Very Good Boat
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Crew
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Overall

February fishing trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on February 7, 2020
Sibylle F. recommends Westcoast Charters - Felix
Mark as helpful
You found this helpful
  Neil Palfreyman Captain replied