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

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.

GREAT DAY out yesterday on the Coromandel….lots of Kingfish….great skipper called Owen knew his stuff…. Peter

Owen knew his stuff….

Thanks Capt. Ryan on ‘Church’ – great skipper, got me onto a KINGFISH of a lifetime!! Pulled the boat from the rocks as soon as I hooked up & gave great advice on pulling it in! We landed it & now I’ve got some spectacular memories to cherish (along with great pics) for a long time to come!! Highly recommend & would go again in a heartbeat – cheers Ryan / you the man

Capt. Ryan the man!

I wholeheartedly recommend Epic Adventure’s boat, KoroKing under the guidance of Skipper Kit. I didn’t get my snapper, but instead caught a 15kg Kingfish on my snapper-rig. I was jelly for 10 minutes after that. Thanks Kit and Epic Adventure. Chris

Thanks Kit and Epic Adventure

Was a sick days fishing, Captain Kit kept us on the fish all day, this is a must do experience, Joel

Cheers Capt. KIT

Awesome day guys!! really enjoyed it thankyou so much!! Chelsea

Really enjoyed it

Was lucky enough to be aboard CHURCH today, Ryan is the man! Put us on the fish every single drop, and didn’t waste any time to chase them. Over 20 solid kings and not a single fish dropped or reefed all day. Legend, ill be back.

Ryan is the man!

Fantastic skippers who really know what they are doing – if you’re after huge Kingies these are the guys! Rob

These are the guys!

Thanks to Ryan on church he puts in the hard yards and really gets you onto fish, will definitely reccomend and be back thanks for the trip.

Thanks Capt. Ryan

Great day out on the water with Owen got some nice fish

Great!

Awesome day would recommend to anyone and capt chase new the honey holes and was great at getting us in the right spot. Dasha

Awesome.