Whether you’re an experienced fisho or a fishing novice, our fishing charters are a fantastic way to spend time on the water. Fishmeister’s purpose built boat can comfortably accommodate up to 6 people actively fishing at any time and is well equipped to find where the fish are. Fishmeister is fitted with a 1kilowatt sonar transducer that enables us to locate fish at depth, while travelling at speed. We fish for a variety of species including Snapper, Kahawhai, Gurnard, John Dory and Tarakihi through to larger species such as Kingfish and we have some outstanding fishing spots on our doorstep. Taranga Island is right in front of us as we head out of Mangawhai Harbour and over the Mangawhai Bar. It’s part of the Hen & Chickens group of islands, situated about halfway between Bream Head and Bream Tail. The island is a nature reserve and sea life around is abundant. This is an ideal spot for catching that prize snapper, or enjoying the excitement of catching kahawai without having to travel too far. Approx travel time is 30minutes – weather dependent. Allow 5hrs for a half day charter. Mike your skipper has been boating and fishing in New Zealand for over 30 years. As customer safety is paramount to Mike, he has supplemented his many years of boating experience with a New Zealand Certificate in Domestic Maritime Operations qualification approved by Maritime NZ. Mike is also a qualified first aider, marine radio operator and engineer – you’re in safe hands.