OUR CHARTERS

A SNEAK PEAK...

Depending on what you want to catch or target, anything is possible with Wai Whare Charters - whether it's Marlin, Bluenose, Kingfish, or Tarakihi to Gurnard.

However some day trips (Kingfish) require live bait so an early start is needed to catch them at change of light and some trips require you to be far away from land to put a lure in the water at change of light, trying for that big one.

 

Some trips can be gentlemen's hours and you still go home with a good feed (Tarakihi / Snapper). 

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TARAKIHI

SNAPPER

  • Depart Kaituna River 7.00-8.30am (tide dependent)

  • Steam to grounds 40min approx

  • Target Tarakihi

  • Once enough Tarakihi is caught then Snapper become the target

  • Return 2.00-3.30pm (tide dependent)

Cost:  $1200 weekdays / $1700 weekends ($300 deposit to hold dates)

Max 10 people

BYO rods, bait, tackle and lunch

 
 

TARAKIHI

KINGFISH

  • Depart Kaituna River 5.00-7.00am approx (tide dependent)

  • Target live bait (very important)

  • Try for Kingfish at Plate Island / Schooner Rocks

  • Once out of live bait or 11.00am begin targeting Tarakihi

  • Return 2.00-3.00pm approx (tide dependent)

Cost: $2100 ($500 deposit to hold dates)

Max 6 people ($350 ea.)

BYO Tarakihi rods, jigging rods, tackle, bait and lunch

Kingfish rods and burley for live bait supplied

Extra charge for loss of Kingfish tackle - e.g. sinkers

 

KINGFISH

  • Depart 5.00 - 6.00am Kaituna River (tide dependent)

  • Try for live bait in morning (vital for Kingfish)

  • Steam to fishing grounds - 1hr 30 - 2hrs approx.

  • Target Kingfish

  • Fish until all live bait gone 

  • Depart fishing grounds approx. 3.00pm 

  • Return approx. 5.00pm Kaituna River

Cost: $2760 ($700 deposit to hold dates)

Max 6 people ($460 ea.)

All tackle supplied

Extra charge for loss of tackle - e.g. sinkers

BYO jigging rods and tackle

BYO lunch and beers

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HAPUKA

BLUENOSE

SWORDFISH

  • Depart 5.00 - 6.00am Kaituna River (tide dependent)

  • Steam to fishing grounds - 1hr 30 - 2hrs approx.

  • Target Hapuka/Bluenose/Swordfish

  • Depart fishing grounds approx. 3.00pm 

  • Return approx. 5.00pm Kaituna River 

Cost: $2760 ($700 deposit to hold dates)

Max 6 people ($460 ea.)

All tackle supplied

Electric reels can be hired

Extra charge for loss of tackle - e.g. sinkers

BYO jigging rods and tackle

BYO lunch and beers

 

GAME FISHING

MARLIN

  • Depart 5.00 - 6.00am Kaituna River (tide dependent)

  • Try for live bait in morning 

  • Steam to fishing grounds (approx 1hr)

  • Target game fish by means of trolling or live baiting

  • Depart fishing grounds, return approx. 5.00pm Kaituna River

Cost: $2400 ($600 deposit to hold dates)

Max 6 people ($400 ea.)

All tackle supplied

BYO lunch and beers

Marlin Game Fishing
 
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FURTHER OPTIONS & INFO...

KINGFISH, HAPUKA/BLUENOSE, GAMEFISHING, SWORD FISHING:

These are all high tide-ish in the morning so we can get away early to try get these live bait on the change of light or to be on the fishing grounds as close to daybreak as possible. However these trips require reasonably flat weather conditions to make them enjoyable.

 

OPTION: Book a Kingfish/Tarakihi trip and if the weather is mint then the option is to upgrade to a Kingfish, Hapuka/Bluenose, Game fishing or Sword fishing trip. However cost is slightly more, a bigger day, but fishing at its finest.

ANY QUESTIONS, DON'T HESITATE TO ASK...