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
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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.
Once over the Kopu – Hikuai Road you soon reach Tairua, where you really start to get the real sense that the holiday has begun. Tairua is scattered with holiday homes and motels, there’s a small local super market, a handful of funky shops, cafés and the local pub all bordering the western side of the estuary. 2 minutes down the road is Tairua beach, 2 kilometers of sandy surf beach. The quieter winter months are far removed from any sort of hustle and bustle and over summer holiday periods the Tairua population increases by almost 10 fold and there’s a real buzz of excitement around this time of year. A new marina in the estuary is a great addition and everything combined makes this cosy wee town a great playground for visitors all year round.
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.
Auckland Waiheke Hauraki Gulf
Auckland’s Hauraki Gulf is rightly considered one of the best snapper fisheries in New Zealand.
‘The Gulf’ offers any fisho the opportunity to enjoy our favorite pastime. Whether you’re a casual or competitive, young or old the Hauraki gulf can cater for you.With some many islands and bay to fish and explore you can never get bored in close, explore the mid waters and chase work ups or venture out wide and see what excitement you can find.
Interested in Fishing with us out of Auckland? Then Ask to fish with Capt. Ryan
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.
* All reels spooled with top of the line Shimano or Power Pro Braid.