Charter Operator
Ross Taylor

Member since December 2014 Paihia, 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 14 years ago and continue to operate in the Bay.

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Paihia, 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 14 years ago and continue to operate in the Bay.
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Excellent
4.7 / 5
(44 reviews)
Paihia
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trips from $111

Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
4.7 / 5
out of 5 stars from 44 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.6 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (30)
Grace's first fish
My first kingi
Kingfish trip
+27
Angler rating
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Anglers claimed
Good experience
93%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
86%
Appropriate for children
81%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Caught fish
78%
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Erick D.
Melbourne, VIC
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Half day trip with target fishing charters

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) - Snapper on December 27, 2022
My family and I had an excellent morning fishing with target. We ended up catching 14 keepable snapper between 7 of us which...
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Glen B.
Auckland, 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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Kingi trip

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip - Kingfish on July 16, 2023
Great experience with Ross and his deck hand Luke. They were very knowledgeable and happy to assist newbies. Great day out...
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Brian P.
Kaikohe, New Zealand
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Fishing with Ross

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) - Snapper on February 25, 2023
Thankyou for the amazing trip. It was fun great vibe and are already keen to book another one
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Ruoyun Q.
Auckland, 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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Kingfish trip

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip - Kingfish on January 8, 2023
Wonderful experience, 5 times heavy bite by kingfish, never experienced so exciting fishing before.
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Jeffrey M.
Auckland, 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 with Skipper Ross & Rick

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Sole Snapper on March 19, 2022
Had an awesome morning out with this charter, we caught some good size snapper and kawai, boat has plenty of deck space for...
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