Frequently asked questions

What about Clothing?
You are responsible for your own comfort when it comes to clothing. We recommend everyone packs a jacket in case the wind gets up.

Do I need to bring my own fishing gear?
No, you are welcome too, but we provide the absolute best gear suited to the task (Daiwa – Saltiga and Maxel reels paired with jigstar rods.)

Do you fillet the fish as part of the service?
While its not part of the service, our skippers are normally happy to help out especially if there is an offer of a beer or two afterwards.

Can you smoke the fish for us?

Yes, Only available in Whitianga,  we use Blink Smoke house, which is an awesome service. With the fish smoked you are normally able to take you catch back over seas if you are a visitor to NZ.

How many fish can I keep?
To help protect our fantastic fisheries, Epic Adventures have a strict 1 kingfish kept per person policy (don’t worry 1 kingfish is a lot of meat). However most of our foreign guests come for the sport and are happy to release all of their kingfish catch to fight another day. While we target kingfish and are renown for our kingfish charters we are fishing deep water pins and there is an exciting variety of string pulling fish that live down there.. we often catch snapper, john dory, hapuka (groper), Bass, plenty of sharks (goes with the territory) and in warmer months we see marlin, tuna and sometimes mahi mahi in the gear. Other species bag limits are as per the local fisheries regulations.

Can you help with booking accommodation?
Yes, If you need accommodation make sure you let us know as Epic Adventures can access discounted accommodation in Whitianga

How do I book my epic adventures fishing experience?
Simply use the Find a fishing trip button on the website or send us an email to or call our friendly staff on +64 21 886 223