About EPIC

NZ FISHING AS IT SHOULD BE!

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.

You can be assured Epic will pull all stops to provide world-class fishing adventures.
See what our customers have to say on the Epic Testimonials page

You will be well looked after by our team of hard-working and highly experienced skippers.

More than just fishing

Accommodation.

Backcountry trout experiences

Hunting and fishing combos!.

Mountain Biking options

Liveaboard deep south experiences

Our Waters

The waters of the Coromandel and Bay of Islands offer some of the most enjoyable and extreme fishing on the planet. From massive Snapper and Kingfish to Marlin, Hapuka, Bass, Sharks, and Mahi-mahi to name a few.

Epic has built its reputation on the 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 and recently we launched in the Bay of Islands out of Russell/ Paihia.

Environment

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.

Tiaki Promise

The Tiaki Promise is a commitment to care for New Zealand, for now and for future generations.

By following the Tiaki Promise, you are making a commitment to New Zealand. To act as a guardian, protecting and preserving our home.

Sustainability

Respect is paid to our fishing grounds at all times, our crews consistently explore and scout new kingfish 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 the breeding and behavioral 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 have worked 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.

Rubbish

Zero tolerance for rubbish from our charters or customers. Rubbish bins are provided onboard and skippers are encouraged to stop and pick up any observed floating rubbish at sea

Our Gear

Just to make your trip that little bit more EPIC. We provide as part of the charter fee the very best fishing rods and reels available, We use jigstar rods and maxel reels for overheads and the best spin gear from Daiwa (Saltiga 6500). That way we know with confidence that we have given you the angler the best possible chance to land your personal best fish on an Epic Adventures fishing charter.

Our Boats

All Epic Boats are from kiwi boat builder Senator. We have tried several others but Senator boats provide the most stable, and comfortable platform for our guests. We highly recommend you check them out if you are considering buying your own boat.

Why choose us

EPIC ADVENTURES

Sustainability

We are strict with what we allow customers to take/catch/kill. Kingfish is limited to one fish per customer, other species are restricted to the local catch limits. Hunting guides limit the take based on the season and situation.

Our Vision

To be the ‘go-to’ company for outdoor adventures in New Zealand.

Our methods

Epic largely fish with live baits ‘livies’, we do a range of jigs on board for the days livies don’t work as well.

The

Epic Management Team

Matt Kirke

Owner

Bruce O’Brien

Owner