Ross Taylor

Member since December 2014

Haruru, New Zealand

Background
Having had a love of fishing for over 40 years, and owning my own aluminum boat, I came across an opportunity to buy a charter boat. So, with a life style change and relocating to the Bay of Islands in New Zealand, my wife and I bought Target Charters about 7 years ago and continue to operate in the Bay.

Ross Taylor

Haruru, New Zealand
Background
Having had a love of fishing for over 40 years, and owning my own aluminum boat, I came across an opportunity to buy a charter boat. So, with a life style change and relocating to the Bay of Islands in New Zealand, my wife and I bought Target Charters about 7 years ago and continue to operate in the Bay.
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Haruru
trips from US$ 74

Customer Reviews

4.63 out of 5 stars from 10 reviews

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Northcote Point, Auckland
Went fishing on Saturday, March 31, 2018

awesome day overall
top charter

Fished March 2018

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Auckland, Auckland
Went fishing on Friday, February 2, 2018

A thoroughly enjoyable trip. We managed to get several small fish but was well catered for by a crew with big heart! Thanks verymuch

The Lims

Fished February 2018

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Melbourne, Victoria
Went fishing on Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Amazing morning spent with captain Maurice at the helm and Jag looking after us on the deck, they went above and beyond our expectations, what an awesome crew.
Highly recommend heading out with Target Charters.

Fished December 2017

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Ross Taylor (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Hi Damien

Great to hear you were well looked after and had an awesome time on the water and got to experience the fishing waters in the beautiful Bay of Islands and thank you for taking the time to write a review

Mosman, New South Wales
Went fishing on Monday, March 20, 2017

We felt sad when it finished, we were leaving two new found friends, the charter was a joy, the two staff could not have been any better, I highly recommend Target Charters.

Fished March 2017

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Ross Taylor (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, March 27, 2017

Hi Shane

Many thanks for taking the time to do a review.  Was great to have you on board to enjoy your fishing experience in the beautiful Bay of Islands and make new friends along the way.

Auckland, Auckland
Went fishing on Sunday, March 19, 2017

Great first time experience. Although we didn’t catch many fish. We went 3 different spots with different Deapth; but not a lot of success. Captain Ross and Alex were great. We had fun.

Fished March 2017

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Auckland, Auckland
Went fishing on Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Fished December 2016

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Ross Taylor (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Thanks for review Joe, hope you enjoyed your afternoon fishing

Cheers
Target Charters

Pyrmont, New South Wales
Went fishing on Friday, November 25, 2016

Fished November 2016

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New Zealand
Went fishing on Monday, January 11, 2016

Captain Trent was very serious about finding fish for us and both he and Shane where very helpfull and knowledgable. The experience was first class and we did catch some fish! Lots of kingfishes, the biggest was 44pounds 130cm, whst a fight!
I recommend Target Charters you won’t regret it!

Fished January 2016

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Ross Taylor (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, January 17, 2016

Thank you Jean-michel for the review of your day out on Target Charters So good to know you had a great experience fishing in the Bay of Islands.  Yes those Kingis are a great fighting fish and good fun.
That’s great Trent and Shane gave you the best day on the water.

Littoinen, Western Finland
Went fishing on Monday, January 4, 2016

We had a nice family fishing trip in Bay of islands, nice fishing and beautiful views. We went thru hole in rock ! We catch several kingfish’s and snappers.

Fished January 2016

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Ross Taylor (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Thanks Anssi, so glad you were able to experience the beautiful Bay of Islands and enjoy your day on the water,and catch some of the Bays Snapper and Kingfish.  We appreciate your review, Target Charters

Aspley, Queensland
Went fishing on Tuesday, August 4, 2015

We had to postpone our trip due to bad weather but it finally lifted and we went out on Sunday, 9/08/2015. Skipper and crew were great and we were onto snapper straight away. The fish were plentiful but mostly just under size. Tried several spots but the hungry little buggers were everywhere. Lots of fun and continuous action.  We took home two good eating size snapper which was all we could handle as we were at the end of our trip. Good boat, great crew. Good communication, as we had to reschedule due to bad weather. Would take this charter again if I get back to Paihia (maybe later in the year when the big snapper are on the chew).

Fished August 2015

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Ross Taylor (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, August 17, 2015

Hi Ray

So glad you enjoyed your day especially after having to wait for weather to behave.  Yes the Skipper said the fish were plentiful but on the small side but at least you had some fun and got some keepers to sample. If you ever get the opportunity to come back we would love to take you out again, the snapper come in to sporn November/December so that would be a great time to do another Snapper Charter

Ross and Frances Taylor
Target Charters