Hapuka, Bluenose & Bass Fishing Trips

These fantastic eating fish are found in deep water knolls.  Although Bluenose and Bass prefer deeper water than Hapuka these fish can be caught in the same area using the same techniques.


hapuka fish

Areas fished may include, back of the Penguin rise, the Mayor Knolls and The Rangiteras.

We fish a lot of unchartered knolls that haven’t been hammered by every fisherman in town!

We have droppers and a winch on the boat to aid very deep knoll fishing.

fishing trips


Full boat charter (Max of 10 people):

  • Full day tip: $1,600 Mon-Fri and $1,700 Sat-Sun and Public Holidays.
  • Overnight trip: leaving in the evening and staying overnight at Mayor Island ready for a full days fishing $1,700 Mon-Fri and $1,800 Sat-Sun and Public Holidays (accommodation at Mayor Island not included in price).
  • We offer a two or three day trip to Mayor Island, first day targeting kingfish, second day targeting hapuka and the third day targeting yellow fin tuna and Marlin. Two day trip $4000, three day trip $6000 (price includes bait, rod hire and accommodation at Mayor Island). Targeting species can be changed to suit your group booking.




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