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

Trip Details Duration Price
Half Day 8.00am or 1.30pm ( subject to minimum numbers*) 4.5 hours NZ$180 per person
Full Day Price applies for up to five people.
For larger groups, please ask for a special price.
8.5 hours NZ$300 per person

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

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Hapuka Fishing

Live baiting, jigs and dropper rigs – all gear supplied

Trip Details Duration Price
Full Day Six people 7.00am – 4.00pm NZ$1600 per day
Full Day Five people 7.00am – 4.00pm NZ$1500 per day
Full Day Four people 7.00am – 4.00pm NZ$1400 per day

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Game Fishing

All gear supplied

Trip Details Duration Price
Full Day Four people 7.00am – 4.00pm NZ$1800 per day

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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

Garry BuchananOwner operator Mike Hanham 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. Mike is assisted by his partner Karen who also has extensive fishing experience. Mike and Karen 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 027 204 2808 (+64 27 204 2808). 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 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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