New Zealand Kingfish Charters

Epic deliver fantastic Kingfish and Snapper fishing charters and guided fishing holidays in the Coromandel, and the Bay of Islands.  We target yellowtail kingfish, snapper and any big fish that pulls string!

Group Bookings, Corporate Charters, and Individual Charters are welcome. Come fish with the iconic Epic Adventures in NZ’s world-renowned coastal waters.

Epic Adventures is about the best skippers, on the best boats on the best fishing grounds, giving you the charter boat customer the best chance of getting onto your personal best fish.

We have vessels in Whitianga (KAOS with Capt Owen, Koroking with Capt Liam), Russell and Paihia in the Bay of Islands with BIG Fish and Capt Derek, Amodeo Bay (Anglers Lodge with Capt Chris and Capt Doors).
We can offer smaller snapper trips if you only have a half a day to spare or full day Kingfish experiences.

We have your fishing needs covered! If you want the chance to have your arms straightened by some big New Zealand fish give us a call today and book your Epic Adventure!

Check out the photos in our photo gallery which is updated daily by our skippers.

The right vessels for the job

At Epic we have tried a few over the years but nothing beats the Senator for stability and fishability. The newest RF770 KAOS has had the cabin moved forward to provide more space for you the angler to get into the kingfish action. Powered by a super smooth and reliable Yamaha 250 that gets you to ths fish faster.

The right gear

Catching your first decent Kingfish is no joke and if you don’t have good gear its a tough time. We use Jigstar rods (ninja and twisted sister) paired with Daiwa 6500 spin reels and Maxel F70 reels. This combination ensures that you have the best chance of getting that hard fishting kingfish up to the boat! We always use colored braid so when the skipper calls the depth the fish are at you know how far your bait needs to go.

Maxel F70 reel with jigstar international rods a great combo for big kingfish

Where do you fish?

Out of Whitianga we cover from the Alderman Islands up to Curvier Island. We fish as deep as 90 m to as shallow as 4m, when we go were is the magic sauce and knowing that infomation is what makes our skippers so good.

Out of the Bay of Islands fishing can be good in the bay, or we go as far as the hole in the rock.

Amodeo Bay – Anglers Lodge has a huge playground at their disposal with mussel farms, and the top of the Western side of the Coromadel and they will sometimes pop around to Curvier Islandfor a look also.

Auckland – Fish n dips covers the hauraki gulf, Waiheke island and the Great Barrier Island.

And coming soon in the Deep South – Toitu fishes Stewart Island, Bluff and the remote Fiords, a truely epic and remote fishing experience.

Not an expert? Don’t worry

Our friendly skippers provide on going tips and tricks through out the day and work hard to ensure you feel that you know what you’re doing once the big one hits. If you don’t think you or the family are up to a whole day on the boat we can provide half day snapper trips out of Whitianga on Koroking and also on Big Fish in the Bay of Islands.

Smiles on dials! Another happy customer on Epic Fishing charters with Capt Owen

What types of fish can I catch?

Epic Adventures is famous for targetting big yellowtail kingfish, its what put us on the fishing map. Most of our North Island trips are spent chasing these awesome fish which are there year round. We also get a lot of big Snapper taking our live baits and if you are too tired from all the kingfish action tell your skipper and he will change tactics to find some more snapper. At certain times of the year we also regularly hook up with BIG Hapuka and Bass which are mooching around the bottoms of some of our deep water reefs. In the warmer months we occasionally get Marlin, various types of Tuna and the odd mahimahi but we don’t target them, if they’re there we have a crack. Sharks? you bet, there are plenty of taxmen around chasing your kingfish up, we sometimes feel the epic boats are like a dinner bell for them as we see them on th sounder after 5-10 mins at a spot. Some fisho’s like to target them and if you tell us thats what you’re into we can bring out some heav gear and you will be in for a big day!