Chase Wotten-Hunt

Chase is the skipper on EPIC. 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.

Had an absolutely brilliant day out with Captain Ryan. He work incredibly hard to get us on some cracker Kingfish and ensured everyone on the boat landed a trophy fish plus a bunch more that were released. His handling of the boat was incredibly professional and help us bring the fish in without losing them to reefs or lurking sharks. Ryan was a fantastic host and willingly shared tips and insights on how to fish for these monsters. Then on the way home he went above and beyond helping us landed some snapper to round out a great day. Ryan well deserves his great reputation as a Kingfish charter skipper extraordinaire.

Great Day with Ryan

Excellent day out with Captain Chase. Got us onto some awesome fish and made sure the kids had a great time. This was a present for my 12 year old and he was totally stoked – is still grinning! Edwin

Still grinning!

Well organised, professional skipper with a great sense of humour. Excellent tidy boat. Small group was perfect, and we caught so many kingfish. An absolute bonus was being out on the water visiting the mercury islands, which are stunning. Absolutely recommend. Amber

Well organised and Professional

Brilliant day out with Ryan on “Church’ – huge Kingfish and Hapuka for me. Worth every cent! Chris

Worth every cent!

EPIC day out. Caught our biggest Kingy’s and Snapper to date. Skipper Owen was extremely professional and knowledgeable, and tried really hard to put us on a great catch and knew the area well. A bonus stopping by Cathedral Cove and the reserve on the way back. Could not recommend this charter enough, definitely the best experience for us by far. Caroline

Extremely Professional

Truly an Epic adventure for me and my mates. Chase placed us above the kingfish and there was plenty of action. Skippers are very skilled and quickly access if you need any additional assistance. We highly recommend Epic adventures! Will be back for another Adventure.

Truly Epic

We were recommend to Epic Fishing Charters, and they did not disappoint. Ryan Church our Skipper was fantastic, he knew all the spots, was a good sport and can highly recommend for a day of excitement and awesome fishing! Cheers Garage Door Repair man

did not disappoint

Brilliant Hooked the first Kingfish with minutes of the boat stopping on the reef 4 big Kingfish on board after 30 minutes this Skipper knows where the fish are!! Ian


Awsome day best fishing of a life time on Kaos my skipper was Awsome Sam,

fishing of a life time

Awesome time, everything we hoped it would be. Made my sons dream of a BIG kingi come true. Captain Chase worked hard all day in tough conditions to put us on the big ones. Highly recommend. The stop off to take a look at Cathederal Cove and view the snapper in the marine reserve was a nice touch. We also booked accommodation through Epic which was perfect and no hassles. Thanks EPIC, we will be back for another adventure soon.

Awesome time
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