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). 

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:  $1000 weekdays / $1500 weekends ($250 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: $1800 ($450 deposit to hold dates)

Max 6 people ($300 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

 

RANGATERAS

KINGFISH & HAPUKA

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

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

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

  • Steam to Rangiteras - 1hr 30 approx.

  • Target Kingfish

  • Fish until all live bait gone

  • Target some Hapuka or Bluenose

  • Depart Rangateras approx. 3.00pm 

  • Return approx. 5.00pm Kaituna River (tide dependent)

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

Max 6 people ($400 ea.)

All tackle supplied

Extra charge for loss of tackle

BYO jigging rods and tackle

BYO lunch and beers

 

Why Us

RANGATERAS

HAPUKA ONLY

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

  • Steam to Rangiteras - 1hr 30 approx.

  • Target Hapuka/Bluenose

  • Depart Rangateras approx. 3.00pm 

  • Return approx. 5.00pm Kaituna River (tide dependent)

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

Max 6 people ($400 ea.)

All tackle supplied

Extra charge for loss of tackle

BYO jigging rods and tackle

BYO lunch and beers

 

MAYOR

ISLAND

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

  • Try for live bait in morning (vital)

  • Steam to Mayor Island direction, approx. 1hr 30min 

  • Target Bluenose / Kingfish

  • Depart Mayor Island approx. 3.00pm 

  • Return approx. 5.00pm Kaituna River

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

Max 6 people ($400 ea.)

All tackle supplied

Extra charge for loss of tackle

BYO jigging rods and tackle

BYO lunch and beers

 

FURTHER OPTIONS & INFO...

Rangateras, Mayor Island, inshore Kingis:

These are all high tideish in the morning so we can get away eairly to try get these live bait on the change of light. However the Rangateras, Mayor island trips requires reasonable to flat weather conditions.

OPTION: Book a Kingfish / Tarakihi trip and if the weather is mint then the option is to upgrade to a Rangateras or Mayor Island trip and go catch some real Kingis and Bluenose or Marlin! However the cost is slightly more, a bigger day, but it's fishing at its finest!

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

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