Epic is about exposing the best skippers from the best fishing locations in New Zealand, to the world. We’re about a sense of pride and professionalism and an unmistakable passion for fishing adventures. Epic is synonymous with fishing sustainability and respect to the health of our fisheries. We’re about a team dedicated to sharing some of the most enthralling fishing experiences on the planet, all backed up by the friendly service of a family run, NZ home brewed fishing charter company. You can be assured Epic will pull all stops to provide world-class fishing adventures.
WHAT WE OFFER
- Groups of up to 16 (4 people per boat)
- Work parties
- Kingfish Adventures
- Multi day / Multi boat packages
- Family fishing trips
- On the water fishing tuition
- Reef fishing
- Snapper fishing
- Big game fishing
- Evening Snapper Trips
- Tournament fishing
- Toilet Facilities
Please use the contact form form or call us to find out more about package deals and other services
The waters of the Coromandel offer some of the most enjoyable and extreme fishing on the planet. From massive Snapper and Kingfish to Marlin and Mahi-mahi to name a few. Epic has built its reputation on plentiful fishing grounds between Curvier Island and the Alderman islands. With an expanding team we’re expanding our fishing horizons now from the Alderman Islands right up to Great Barrier Island and down into the Firth of Thames.
Respect is paid to our fishing grounds around the Coromandel at all times, our crews consistently explore and scout new king fish locations to ease as much pressure on fish stocks as possible. We have lower limit allowances for our crews of just one Kingfish per client. With intimate knowledge of breeding and behavioural habits of the fish that live in and pass through our waters, crews fish mindfully of each individual species. Sustainability is at the forefront of our business model and we aim to protect a healthy fishery for future generations. We work closely with NIWA and assist where we can in any research to ascertain accurate breeding and migratory stats of New Zealand Kingfish and other species.
Whitianga is the tourism centre of the Coromandel with some world class accommodation and attractions such as the Lost Spring day spa complete with thermal fed pools with waterfalls and massage rooms perched up in huts amongst the trees (great for the ladies while the boys are out on the boat!) lots of fun in around town for the kids too including fun zone, animal parks, mini putt, swimming holes and paint-ball all just minutes drive from town.
Whitianga is also home to Mercury bay and the hub of recreational fishing activity on the Coromandel peninsula too. It’s position half way up the peninsula make it an attractive home base to reach a vast range of pumping fishing spots and puts you in short driving distance of world famous beaches and bays such as hot water beach and cathedral cove, as well as some world class bush walks also easily accessible from here. Whitianga boasts a bit more night life with restaurants and bars open late.
Just to make your trip that little bit more EPIC. We’ve teamed up with Shimano and selected the best range of gear suited to our EPIC style of fishing and you get to use this gear for free as part of your EPIC day out with us.
EPIC SHIMANO GAME FISHING GEAR
SHIMANO TALICA 50 II + TIAGRA ULTRA NANO ALLOY 50/80 BENT BUTT
The latest and greatest in game fishing engineering and technology – from marlin and tuna to the mighty broadbill swordfish this combo has it covered.
EPIC SHIMANO OVERHEAD JIGGING GEAR:
SHIMANO OCEA JIGGER 4000P + ANARCHY PE #8 5’ 300-400 GRAM
This specialized overhead mechanical jigging combo has been specifically designed to tackle the biggest kingfish, hapuku and bass that swim.
EPIC SHIMANO SPIN JIGGING GEAR:
SHIMANO STELLA 10000SWPG + ANARCHY PE #8 5’ 300-400 GRAM
The ultimate in spin jigging – The power and smoothness of the Shimano Stella 10000SWPG combined with the latest in Shimano’s rod building technology means this set is pure EPIC!
EPIC SHIMANO ALL ROUNDER:
SHIMANO TALICA 12 + ANARCHY PE #8 5’ 300-400 GRAM
From jigging, live baiting, deep water prospecting to trolling lures this EPIC Shimano overhead leverdrag combo does it all – built tough!
EPIC SHIMANO TOP WATER:
SHIMANO STELLA 14000SWHG + BACKBONE ELITE TOPWATER #PE5 8’3”
Top water fishing for the explosive kingfish using the Shimano Stella 14000SWHG, Backbone Elite Topwater rod and Shimano stickbaits and poppers is pure adrenaline filled EPICness!
EPIC SHIMANO INSHORE TACKLE:
SHIMANO STELLA Trinidad 12 + OCEA SLOW JIG 100-200 6’2″
An EPIC Shimano Bottom Ship, Lucanus, Butterfly and Rock Hopper Jig combo for light tackle kingfish, snapper, albacore tuna and inshore species.
SHIMANO RARENIUM 4000 C14 + T-CURVE 7′ 5-10kg 2 PIECE
Soft bait lure fishing is one of the most EPIC ways to target snapper and other inshore predatory species and this premium Shimano soft bait combo is a pleasure to use.