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

Excellent
4.7 / 5
(16 reviews)
Porirua
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trips from US $372

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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Fishing day
Fishing day
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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%
Caught fish
90%
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Valentin B.
Paris, France
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Fishing with Neil

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on June 9, 2019
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Grant O.
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Experience:
Good
3.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Fishing with Neil

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on January 8, 2020
Grant O. recommends Westcoast Charters - Felix
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Karl D.
Auckland, 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 with captain neil

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on September 23, 2017
Neil was a great host put us right on the fish within 15 mins of being on the boat.every1 catching fish strsight away.top man...
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Kirsty F.
Very good
4.0 / 5
Experience:
Very good
4.0 / 5
Boat
Very good
4.0 / 5
Crew
Very good
4.0 / 5
Overall

January fishing trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on January 17, 2020
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Sophia S.
Auckland, New Zealand
Good
2.7 / 5
Experience:
Bad
2.0 / 5
Boat
Good
3.0 / 5
Crew
Good
3.0 / 5
Overall

January fishing trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on January 13, 2020
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