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 anglers although we are licensed for 10. 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 schedule below and book now!

Winter Snapper Fishing

May 1st to November 30th. Group bookings only – minimum five people required

Half Day Times to suit 4-5 hours NZ$130 per person
Full Day Group bookings only 8.5 hours NZ$250 per person

Summer Snapper Fishing

December 1st to April 30th. Casual bookings accepted for half day trips if enough people available

Half Day Morning 8.00am-12.30pm NZ$130 per person
Half Day Afternoon 1.30pm-6.00pm NZ$130 per person
Full Day Group bookings only 7.00am-4.00pm NZ$250 per person

Kingie Fishing

Live baiting and jigs – all gear supplied – includes lunch

Full Day Groups up to six people 7.00am-4.00pm NZ$1680 per day

Hapuka Fishing

Live baiting, jigs and dropper rigs – all gear supplied – includes lunch

Full Day Groups up to six people 7.00am-4.00pm NZ$1680 per day

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 our more photos on our photo wall image gallery!

Your Skipper

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 provides some great home cooking and refreshments to keep your strength up during the day. Garry and Lee welcome all nationalities and ages.

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. A large fridge and Icytech fish box keep the catch fresh.

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. The cabin provides shelter with comfortable seating, galley and dining area. Two showers and toilet. Surveyed to carry a maximum of 10 passengers.


If you'd love to go fishing and/or diving off the abundant Mercury Bay, book online now or phone +64 7 867 1972.

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