Ryan Churches

Epic is super stoked to have Ryan join its ranks. Ryan has been fishing the Coromandel waters for as long as he can remember.
With a passion for all kinds of fishing whether it be lures under birds, stray-lining for big snapper or dropping livies and jigs for big kings! Ryan puts in his all to get people onto that trophy fish!

Like all of Epics skippers fishing runs deep in their blood, Ryan is no exception and is often out on the boat honing his skills always searching for that horse on his days off!

CHURCH is a versatile Bluefin 665 with a stable 2.5 beam and comfortable seating making her a perfect vessel for chasing kingies and big game fish.


5 Stars!

These guys are hilarious, knowledgeable, and damn good at catching fish. My wife and I left the boat exhausted and sore from reeling in massive snapper and king fish all day. If you’re coming to NZ in search of a deep sea fishing charter, look no further. I can’t recommend these guys enough, especially Captain Ryan of “Church.” Tight lines y’all Timothy

I can’t recommend these guys enough

Awesome day. Thanks guys, great fun – good workout!! Callum


Skilled skipper dropped us straight on top of the fish- all we had to do was reel them in (easier said than done lol) Thanks Owen, thanks Epic, we’ll definitely be back soon. Gwynneth

Wonderful day out!

One of the best fishing trips I’ve ever been on. Both Chase and Owen got us onto the fish no worries at all without any fuss and made for a truely grouse trip. Cheers Oscar

One of the BEST!

Thank you so much captain Kit! You did a well-done job this last Sunday! Unfortunately, I got smashed by a giant Kingfish, I hope next time it will be different!

Thanks Kit

What can I say what an awesome trip this was ….never a dull moment I have been on a lot of charters but nothing can compare with this would recommend this to anyone that likes fishing Ryan …skipper of church is an awesome bloke

Skipper of Church is awesome – Frank

All this wouldn’t of been possible without the legend of a skipper Owen….. your a f@&ken machine thanks for the tight lines , laughs and broken bones. cheers Jersen

Owen ..Legend

You’re a champion – Dan

Capt Chase

A great weekend. See you next time Owen from samir, scoot, Miled and the hapakuka crew

Thanks to Owen