New Zealand Spearfishing Charters

New Zealand Spearfishing Charters

Best Spearfishing Fishing Charters in New Zealand

Spearfishing in New Zealand

If you’re looking for unconventional fun and a chance to get back in touch with your primal instincts, a New Zealand spearfishing experience is the thing for you! The waters of this gorgeous country are as pristine as they are prolific, which is a match made in heaven for aspiring spearos.  
 

What to Expect

Spearfishing is gaining popularity in New Zealand for several reasons, one of them being that it’s an incredible adrenaline rush. Once you jump into the water with a speargun in your hand, you become a part of the environment, a predator waiting for its prey to come closer.
 
Modern-day fishing originated from spearfishing, and you’ll learn a lot about the underwater universe simply by being in it. There’s a growing number of spearfishing experts that have spent years honing their skills and know all the best tricks to get you that catch. If you book a spearfishing charter, they’ll usually provide all the necessary equipment, which is an added bonus.
 
When it comes to the gear, you’ll usually use a snorkeling mask and snorkel, as well as a well-fitted wetsuit, fins, and a speargun. In some regards, this sport is similar to freediving, but you don’t have to know how to hold your breath underwater, your guide will teach you a few useful tricks.
 
The best part is, you don’t need to have any previous experience, all you have to do is show up, listen to your guide’s instructions, and get ready to dive.
 

Where to Go

While traditional fishing is incredible in New Zealand, spearfishing is a more immersive adventure, especially if you know where to go. Poor Knight Island, the Bay of Plenty, Hauraki Gulf, and White Island are all top spots for spearfishing, and that’s just to name a few.
 
These waters hide colourful reefs that are teeming with more fish than you could ever count. The key is not to chase them, because you’ll be easily outmaneuvered – you’re in their territory after all. Do your best to blend in, float, save your energy, and let curiosity get the better of your fishy neighbours. When you’ve got their attention, use your speargun wisely and quickly.
 
On your hunt, you’ll be targeting Yellowtail Amberjack (Kingfish), Blue Morwong, Pink Mau Mau,  Sandagers Wrasse, Bronze Whaler, and the list goes on. These fish are vibrant in colour and very fun to catch, so there won’t be a dull moment.
 

How to Prepare

Like we mentioned earlier, a New Zealand spearfishing trip doesn’t require too much preparation. You’ll have professionals to show you the way and provide all the gear, as well as abundant waters to test, and that’s all a spearo really needs.
 
You don’t need a special spearfishing licence, but your guide will keep you in the loop of regulations and laws. You’re welcome to bring some light food and drinks, though some charters can take care of that too, just check in advance.
 
Discover a whole new world right under the water’s surface and let New Zealand become your spearfishing haven!
New Zealand
Excellent
4.6 / 5
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What anglers said about Spearfishing in New Zealand

100% yes it was mine and my dad's first time fishing in Bay of Islands and it was amazing.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
100% yes it was mine and my dad's first time fishing in Bay of Islands and it was amazing.
May Marie Charters
May Marie Charters
Weather can change quickly. It can go from hot and dry to cold, windy, and rainy in a moments notice. Bring warm and cold gear, plus water!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Weather can change quickly. It can go from hot and dry to cold, windy, and rainy in a moments notice. Bring warm and cold gear, plus water!
Rotorua Taupo Flyfishing adventures
Rotorua Taupo Flyfishing adventures
Don't leave Paihia without experiencing a fishing trip with Dereck on "Big Fish"
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Don't leave Paihia without experiencing a fishing trip with Dereck on "Big Fish"
Big Fish Bay Of Islands
Big Fish Bay Of Islands
Well worth the money great boat and Trent is a great up and coming skipper
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Well worth the money great boat and Trent is a great up and coming skipper
May Marie Charters
May Marie Charters
Book early to get the exact charter you would like. ie kingfish, Snapper, blue water etc as they may get booked out in the warmer months.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book early to get the exact charter you would like. ie kingfish, Snapper, blue water etc as they may get booked out in the warmer months.
Blue Sea Charters – Splash
Blue Sea Charters – Splash
Lake Taupo is fantastic - beautiful, calm, and definitely plenty of fish. Marty is very helpful for new anglers, and make sure you are set up for success!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Lake Taupo is fantastic - beautiful, calm, and definitely plenty of fish. Marty is very helpful for new anglers, and make sure you are set up for success!
Fish Taupo
Fish Taupo
We caught Kingfish but were only there for the day. We highly recommend Jason at Strikezone
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We caught Kingfish but were only there for the day. We highly recommend Jason at Strikezone
Strikezone Sportfishing NZ
Strikezone Sportfishing NZ
Trust your captain to advise you on techniques and tackle, and where to fish.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Trust your captain to advise you on techniques and tackle, and where to fish.
Taupo Boating & Fishing Charters
Taupo Boating & Fishing Charters
Make sure you are ready to have a greay day out. Bring a "BIG" chilly bin to put your catch in, because there will be plenty to fill it.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Make sure you are ready to have a greay day out. Bring a "BIG" chilly bin to put your catch in, because there will be plenty to fill it.
Coro Cowboy Fishing Charters
Coro Cowboy Fishing Charters
They were well prepared and ready to go. Amenities on the boat were in great condition and the tackle was high quality.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
They were well prepared and ready to go. Amenities on the boat were in great condition and the tackle was high quality.
May Marie Charters
May Marie Charters
Take a cooler box to keep all the fish you catch - the crew cleaned and filled it and we had heaps to take away with us
Very good
4.0 / 5
Take a cooler box to keep all the fish you catch - the crew cleaned and filled it and we had heaps to take away with us
May Marie Charters
May Marie Charters
You do not have to worry about anything! The captain takes care of you and the fishing part!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
You do not have to worry about anything! The captain takes care of you and the fishing part!
Target Charters
Target Charters
Rely on Dave, he knows his stuff and will provide you with the best possible experience!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Rely on Dave, he knows his stuff and will provide you with the best possible experience!
Reel Charters
Reel Charters
Look for an experienced angler / skipper to get the best advice. The lakes are large and local knowledge is invaluable.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Look for an experienced angler / skipper to get the best advice. The lakes are large and local knowledge is invaluable.
Rotorua Trout Charters
Rotorua Trout Charters
Don’t stress Jason has you covered he communicates well and he will let you know what you need to do.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Don’t stress Jason has you covered he communicates well and he will let you know what you need to do.
Strikezone Sportfishing NZ
Strikezone Sportfishing NZ
If you have Jason as your captain, he will work his hardest to get you a feed
Excellent
4.7 / 5
If you have Jason as your captain, he will work his hardest to get you a feed
May Marie Charters
May Marie Charters
Maybe not the most fish you'll ever catch, but they're beautiful and quite large!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Maybe not the most fish you'll ever catch, but they're beautiful and quite large!
White Striker Charters Troutcatcher
White Striker Charters Troutcatcher
Good times. The Aussies on the boat loved it but the kiwis caught the fish!
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Good times. The Aussies on the boat loved it but the kiwis caught the fish!
Target Charters
Target Charters
Know the local knowledge of the area.ask the Skipper if you are new to fishing.You need to know what you are doing if you want to catch fish.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Know the local knowledge of the area.ask the Skipper if you are new to fishing.You need to know what you are doing if you want to catch fish.
Tauranga Marine Charters - Manutere
Tauranga Marine Charters - Manutere
Blue sea charters are obviously experts on where the fish are, no mucking around took us straight to the spot, straight onto the fish, maximising our fishing time
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Blue sea charters are obviously experts on where the fish are, no mucking around took us straight to the spot, straight onto the fish, maximising our fishing time
Blue Sea Charters – Splash
Blue Sea Charters – Splash

Top Targeted Spearfishing Species in New Zealand