Catch Charters Whitianga NZ

Fishing Charters Whitianga, NZ

Da Rottie is a purpose built White Pointer 850. She is designed specifically for bottom fishing, game fishing and diving. The inboard diesel gives great performance and economy cruising at 20-24 knots. White Pointer are well recognized for their comfort and sea handling abilities and Da Rottie does not disappoint.

Fishing Trip Schedule

Catch Charters cater for casual and group bookings. The minimum age we allow is nine years and we can comfortably fish up to eight people although we're licensed for nine. Da Rottie has excellent facilities and is ideal for serious fishing trips or fun trips. We cater for stag parties, hen parties, birthday celebrations or a mates trip. In the summer months we try to put trips together for individuals wanting to get out for a fish. We also have vouchers available for Christmas or birthday gifts.

Check the cost and time schedule below and book now!

Snapper Fishing

All gear supplied

Half Day 8.00am or 1.30pm ( subject to minimum numbers*) 4.5 hours NZ$130 per person
Full Day Group bookings only 8.5 hours NZ$250 per person

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Hapuka Fishing

Live baiting, jigs and dropper rigs – all gear supplied

Full Day Groups up to six people 7.00am – 4.00pm NZ$1500 per day

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Game Fishing

All gear supplied

Full Day Group bookings only – four people is ideal 7.00am – 4.00pm NZ$1700 per day

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* casual bookings are accepted from individuals on our half day trips but are subject to us having a minimum of four people wanting the same trip.

Our Fishing Charter Services

Fish Filleting ServiceIf the thought of getting your hands smelly and dirty or having to take your fish off the hook and deal with them puts you off going fishing, think again. The crew will do all that for you and more, and even fillet your catch so it's ready for the pan by the time you get back home. It's all part of the service. We cater for both the experienced and not so experienced, providing any necessary assistance during your day on the briney. At Catch Charters, our aim is to help you catch more fish!

Caught on Camera

Check out more photos on our photo wall image gallery!

Your Skipper and Crew

Whitianga Skipper Whitianga Skipper Garry BuchananOwner operator Garry Buchanan is a qualified Skipper who has been on boats and fishing the New Zealand coastline for most of his life. He is passionate about fishing and diving and runs a friendly efficient operation. Garry is assisted by his partner Lee who also has extensive fishing experience. Garry and Lee will make you feel welcome.

The Fishing Equipment

Catch Charters provides the use of quality fishing equipment or if you prefer, you are welcome to use your own fishing gear. Terminal tackle is also of an equally high standard ensuring that you have less chance of a valuable fish escaping through failure. Salt ice is carried on extended trips to ensure your catch stays fresh. A variety of baits consisting of bonito, pilchard, squid, sanma and mackerel is used and good quality berley.

Safety Management

Your safety is of utmost importance so the latest safety equipment is carried and the boat is operated under Safe Ship Management Survey by a fully qualified skipper. Surveyed to carry a maximum of nine passengers and one crew.

Charter Bookings

If you'd love to go fishing and/or diving off the abundant Mercury Bay, book online now or phone +64 7 867 1972. You can email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Catch Charters Boat Whitianga
30 Years Experience

30 Years Skipper Experience

Skipper Garry Buchanan has been operating boats and fishing the NZ coastline for over 30 years

2014 All About Whitianga Recommended

2014 Recommended

2014 Recommended Fishing & Diving Activity by All About Whitianga

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