Chase Wotten-Hunt

Chase has made his mark with EPIC customers over the past 4 years. He commands respect for his fishing skills and ability to put customers on the fish.

Chase comes originally from a commercial fishing background and prior to joining EPIC spent his free time out on a boat or diving with mates. So now, nothing has changed, except, he is doing what he loves as a job and has years of concentrated fishing experience under his belt. What makes the difference with Chase is that he is a listener. He has listened to those more experienced and now he is one of them.

Chase has a competitive streak which guarantees no one will work harder to put you onto the big fish (see him in action on the home page video). Always keen to drum up competition between the boats it’s never long before Chase will instigate some banter over the radio.

Chase’s passion for fishing and helpful nature gives him the ability to lend a hand to anyone needing it (especially when being slammed on a big fish), without it taking away any of the fun. As a customer you will notice that Chase will listen to what you say, read situations well and respond to your requirements.

He is completely focused on making sure his customers have the fishing experience of their lifetime and treats each charter with equal importance. Once customers experience his skill and passion they are fans for life.

EPIC

Epic was custom built to our requirements by Senator Boats and launched in 2011. Standard day departure Whitianga wharf but if a 2 or 3 boat booking it can be Tairua departure. She is a 7.5m long pontoon hard top, extremely safe and stable at rest. Epic is maximum width with a 2.5m beam, and our hardtop stretches almost to this width making it a hugely roomy boat for a trailer boat. The back of the wheelhouse is fully open so anglers are in full visible contact with the skipper at all times. The transom boasts full width livebait storage, with three seperate tanks with their own windows – livebait TV! Tanks are readily accessible for fisho’s and can easily accommodate over 100 live baits. All top end Shimano gear provided.

Our day out with Epic was in fact truly ‘Epic’! Chase our skipper was impressive all around. A young skipper who seemingly out fished all the other boats in our vicinity on the day. Being a fisherman myself and seeing the way he put us on the fish and managed multiple hook ups with these beasts was amazing. 17 kingis caught on the day and we smoked 5, just enough to keep our families well feed for Christmas! I’ll be back for sure. Adam (kiwi living in China).

Kiwi in China

Would just like to say a huge thank you to Ryan, it was tough start to the day finding it hard to get on the livebaits and then technical problems with the gps, but Ryan dealt with this professionally and although a tough start he got us back to shore to have the gps fixed,and back out there in no time to pick up some more live baits and onto some cracking kingy fishing. I found him very knowledgeable and good company. An all round epic experience and I will  definitely be coming back for another go! Hope you all have a good Christmas and New Years, If I could have a copy of the photos sent to me that would be great.Tight lines, Thanks, Tom

Huge thank you

Perfect day out, the skipper was excellent, food provided delicious and caught a lot of fish. I thought the booking, service a Perfect day out, the skipper was excellent, food provided delicious and caught a lot of fish. I thought the booking, service and day was faultless and certainly recommend EPIC.  The day was faultless and certainly recommend EPIC.

Martin

Best experience of a fishing charter ever!!! Owen rocks! Awesome!! Already recommending people!!! Nicole

Wow.

Great day out with Capt Chase aboard Epic. Straight on the fish and good kingis all round. Nick

Straight into it!

Good trip, good boat, very good captain and big nice fish

Henrik

Julie and I had a awesome time, our expectations for the fishing trip were exceeded. Our skipper Owen was the key to success with his tireless effort keeping the boat in the right place and friendly advice on fishing technique and our scenic trip on the way home. This was an epic adventure, thanks, Simon

Expectations exceeded

Great day out at sea, will highly recommend it as a must do, if you love fishing. The skipper knew his stuff and really looked after us. Elva

Must do!

What an awesome day!! My son and I went out with Chase and had one of our best days on the water. We caught 11 big Kingies and a couple of huge snapper. Chase was excellent at putting us right on the spot – boats around us were catching nothing while we were hauling them in. Thanks for a great experience.

What an amazing day! Paul

What a day…lived the dream and caught monster Kingies! Great boat, fantastic gear, experienced skipper, very satisfied customer… Hope one day to go back for more!

Lived the dream. Luke