I'm running charters from the west coast at present from Mana Cruising Club (Marina) but may have the option to run from Seaview and Mana from February 2019 onwards
Boat Charter Details
FULL DAY TRIPS
Most of our day trips travel out wide to target hapuku on the turn of tide as well as inshore fishing for snapper, kingfish, bluecod and tarakihi.
We look after you from start to finish and take you to the best fishing spots for the prevailing weather. Apart from the deepwater species there are good numbers of tarakihi, bluecod and gurnard around in the shallower water. During summer and autumn there are good numbers of snapper and kingfish around with fish like trevally, elephantfish, moki, trumpeter and warehou on and off throughout the year. Tuna are also about in the summer. Winter time often provides more settled weather and is very productive for bottom species like bluecod, tarakihi, trevally and bass.
Day trips normally start at 7am and return around 4pm. When weather permits we fish the deep otherwise we stay closer to shore if its too windy. We let you know the day before and on the day what the conditions are likely to be so you can decide if you want to do that kind of fishing or not. We can take up to 20 people on board but can only fish 8-10 in the deep or 12-15 inshore at anchor comfortably.
Price - $2300 for the whole boat exclusively plus $40pp for tackle hire. Its $190pp on share cost trips plus tackle hire. We need 10 people for a share cost trip to go ahead with a maximum or 12.
HALF DAY TRIPS
On these trips we normally fish the inshore coastal area or the 60-100 mark. Trips normally start at 7am or 1pm and last 5-6hrs. Bluecod and tarakihi are prime targets on this trip but can we also catch snapper, kingfish, warehou, trevally, gurnard, trumpeter, john dory and other species. We can go deepwater fishing on a half day but we recommend the full day option if you want a good crack in the deep. We can take up to 20 people but can only fish 12-15 people at a time.
Price - $1800 for the boat plus $30pp tackle hire or $150pp on a share cost plus tackle hire. 10-15 people on board share cost trips.
HARBOUR / SHELTERED WATER TRIPS - These trips have become really popular over the last few years.
One reason is that we hardly ever have to cancel them. There is always a calm spot to fish in the harbour, plus there are usually plenty of fish around.
These are the common fish we catch - kahawai, redcod, tarakihi, bluecod, trevally, gurnard and elephantfish. Snapper, kingfish are better in the summer months and other species will turn up from time to time to keep things interesting.
You can BYO your own food and refreshments or we can provide them. The harbour is perfect for xmas, stag or hens parties, birthdays, client entertainment, social clubs and kids trips.
We normally do a 3/4hr trip.we can take up to 20 people on board but only fish 12-15 people at a time. on share cost trips we have 10-15 people on board
Price - $1400 for the boat plus $20pp tackle hire or $120pp on a share cost trip plus tackle hire
FISH FILLETING is all part of the service. We process and bag the catch so everyone gets a fair share
GIFT VOUCHERS - We sell gift vouchers which the recipient can redeem at their own convenience. These can be done over the phone, email or online, at one our our shops.
WE PROVIDE - Bait & berley, tea & coffee, tap water, toast, fruit, a BBQ and kitchen facility, filleting & bags.
You can bring your own tackle and lunch or we can provide it for an extra charge.
PRICES - tackle hire and meals are extra
To hire the boat exclusively, $2300 per day ex Wgtn (9hr), $1800 per 6hr trip, $1400 per 4 hour trip.
For individuals (share cost) - $190 (9hr), $150pp (6hr), $120 (4 hour). Share cost trips are subject to appropriate weather and getting 10 people on board for 9 and 6hr trips and 15 on the 4hr trip.
MEALS - Breakfasts (Bacon, eggs and hashbrowns) $15pp. Morning or afternoon tea for $7.50pp. BBQ lunches (steak, sossies, chops, salad and coleslaw) at $20pp. Roast lunch or dinner at $25pp.
FISHING TACKLE - We supply all your fishing gear for $40pp day, $30pp half day, $20pp 3-4hr trip. We have two electric reels available for $80pp. If you loose a hired rod/reel over the side you may be liable for replacement costs. If you are bringing your own tackle we suggest the following
For inshore fishing 10 - 16oz sinkers, 2/O to 6/O re curve hooks, 50 - 80lb trace and 30 - 50lb braid.
For deepwater fishing 30oz sinkers, 10/O - 16/O circle hooks, 150 - 300lb trace, 80lb braid. For an added advantage bring flasher rigs, long & slow jigs, soft baits, tuna/kingi trolling lures, lumo tubing and squid, flashing lights and cyloom sticks.
THE CATCH - It's our policy on share cost trips to split the catch evenly with everyone on board. On a group booking you can split the catch any way you like
SHARE COST TRIPS - are subject to getting 10 people on board and reasonable weather conditions to make the trip go ahead.
MANA MARINA is located by travelling north on state highway 1 until Paremata then turning left into Ngatitoa Domain just before BP mana. Turn left into Pascoe Avenue and left into the marina.
SEAVIEW MARINA is located by going along the Petone Esplanade (eastward) heading towards Eastbourne (right around the round about). Just as you come to the sea turn right into Port Rd and take the 2nd left (GATE 2).
CONFIRMATION OF WEATHER and departure are done by phone the previous day. We need the ph # of the contact person. If you havnt heard from me by 7pm the night before please ring me on 0274439750
HOW MANY PEOPLE CAN WE TAKE? - 20 but we recommend 10-12 for deepwater trips and 12-15 for inshore trips
PAYMENT is due on the day of departure - cash, cheque, credit card, eftpos at shop, direct credit. We can supply invoices in advance or on the day. A 35% deposit is required to confirm a booking (only refundable if weather bad or if we can rebook the trip to another group).
For deposits use bank acc 030510 0786779 000 and put your name and trip date in the reference details.
You can also phone your credit card details to the shop on 04 5894326 or use the buy fishing products section of this website
With prepaid vouchers there is a 7 day non cancellation period from booking.