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Charter Da Rottie to the Mercury Islands


Experience a great day's fishing around the Mercury Islands with Mike and Karen on the vessel Da Rottie.


We offer trips to the Mercury Islands, Cuvier Island, Alderman Islands, Cathedral Cove and all areas in between.

Group packages for fishing and diving for up to nine people can be arranged to suit your requirements. Either half day or full day trips are our specialty.

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.

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We cater for both the experienced and not so experienced providing any necessary assistance during your day on the briney.

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Catch Charters can take up to eight divers and with expert local knowledge we'll enrich your Mercury Bay diving experience.

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Catch Charters is based in Whitianga, Mercury Bay – the main centre for fishing and boating activities on the Coromandel Peninsula.

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Garry Buchanan has been operating boats and fishing the NZ coastline for most of his life and runs a friendly efficient operation.

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Our Latest Review

Hello Garry and Lee,

I hope that you are both keeping well. Just a short email to let you know that we arrived home safely last night after our fantastic trip where we had few days of unbelievable fishing at Whitianga.

We all came away with some great memories as all of us had the opportunity to experience some of the best fishing that Whitianga has to offer. So, on behalf of my group that came over for this trip, I would like to thank you both for once again providing your wonderful hospitality and the very friendly atmosphere that has become an important part of Catch Charters. This alone is what keeps us coming back every year and I would like to congratulate you both for providing the best fishing charter experience ever. You two always make us feel welcome and we always have a great time on your boat.

And then there was the outstanding Snapper fishing, especially on the first day, when you put us on to plenty of decent sized fish ranging from 2kg and up to my p.b. Snapper for this trip that topped out the scales at 6.6kg. This was the highlight of the day for me but the rest of group were also happy as we landed quite a few fish of around the 4kg mark.

Well, that is about it from me for now but I would like to finish by wishing you both all the very best for the future and I hope that we get the chance to catch up sometime, either here in Sydney or, better still, in beautiful Whitianga.

Until then, please take care and hope to talk to you soon.

Best Regards, Joe

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30 Years Experience

30 Plus Years Skipper Experience

Skipper Mike Hanham has been operating boats and fishing the NZ coastline for over 30 years.

Phone 027 204 2808

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