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 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.

Hi, I recently chartered Church for a day fishing for Kingfish with 3 mates. I had been a year earlier and when I returned home I told my friends of the great fishing and charter I had with Epic. I was worried that I talked it up so much that anything less would be disappointing for my friends. Well I didn’t have to worry, we had a hot bite for hours and the fishing lived up to all the hype and expectations. I would like to thank Ryan who was a great captain who knows how to fish and he joined in our jokes and banter, it was as like I had 4 mates on the boat, we all had the best day on a charter – ever. LES

the best day on a charter – ever

Please pass on our thanks to the skipper for the great days fishing. The wife and the three kids loved it and they are still talking about it now. Sadly they are still talking about me being so sea sick 🤢 however they all want to say thank you to you and your team for a fantastic trip. Best regards Nathan

Please pass on our thanks

Great time whole Kit and cabudle. Target species. Lots of fun. mark

Thanks Kit

Epic adventures sure does live up to it’s name, had a fantastic time and a great experience. Captain Owen was great and very knowledgeable and put us on to the big guns on the first cast, Feeling very sore today, Highly recommended and can’t wait to do it all again. Craig

As the name says!

Been waiting a very long time to fish for a kingfish in nz so I wanted to use a company that could deliver! I wasn’t disappointed. Epic couldn’t have been more helpful getting me a trip out of bay of islands aboard Koro king with Captain Kit! Me and my wife had a incredible day and one I will always remember, not only did we see dolphins and stopped to view them on the way out but we were then taken through the hole in the rock which we loved before we both caught our target species! Unfortunately we lost 4 big kingfish but landed a few smaller ones and some big snapper for tea! My wife doesn’t fish but by the time Captain Kit had gave her a crash course in kingfishing she was hooking more than me! Couldn’t praise him more for the patience he had with me and my wife and his knowledge was second to none! Thank you for a day I will not forget and I’ll be back soon as return to nz! Epic adventures.. sure is!!! cheers Jason

Epic…Sure is!

It was perfect from the start to finish. Owen was amazing. Thanks EPIC


If you are in the Coromandel looking for a charter and If you want serious fish with incredibly talented skippers, then EPIC should be your choice. We have been lucky enough to get Owen the last two times we have been out and he has put us on big Kingies within minutes of getting outside both times. Its kind of funny watching others chasing Owen around as they struggle to find fish!! Jeff

You’d be MAD to book anyone else!

thanks to the team at epic for the day out on the water hunting those kings 👌 . was the best day out fishing ive had with the boys in a really lone time 🤘 . use have a really good team . chase you are a legend dude got as on the kings hard and fast and made the day so much fun thanks again. use will see me one day soon. Jonathon

Chase U R a legend

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
Epic Adventures