Ryan Churches

Epic is super stoked to have Capt Ryan Churches aka Capt Ryan as part of the epic team.
Ryan is a local to Whitianga and has been fishing the Coromandel waters for as long as he can remember.

With a passion for all kinds of fishing whether its 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!

Capt Ryan is quickly building his reputation as one of the best skippers around, with buckets of personality and good banter guests all love their day on the water with Ryan.

The Vessel CHURCH has recently been upgraded to match the rest of the EPIC fleet to a brand new Senator 770. Another awesome and versatile vessel.

CHURCH comes equipped with the best of bred Simrad Marine electronics and for rods and reels CHURCH runs the standard epic best-of-breed kingy gear with Jigstar rods paired with Daiwa Saltiga 6500s and Maxel F70 reels

Amazing day!! ‘CHURCH’ for the win… Ryan was a top skipper and we loved our trip catching Kingis all day! Voyage620483


Went out in December with Captain Chase, who put us onto the fish right from the start and kept us on the fish the whole day. We were all constantly pinned to the side by the size of these kingfish, with pretty much every one we caught being between 10 and 20kg. Captain Chase was a professional who showed us better techniques and tips and well as keeping us up to date on what he was doing every step of the way. Could not recommend these guys more, anyone looking for a great days fishing catching kingfish this is where you should go. Rlamont

Fantastic day chasing big kingfish

My partner, his son Andrew and I had a day fishing on Kaos with Captain Owen. All caught a Kingi plus snapper. Best day ever. Give it a go. Toby

Awesome Experience

Incredible day fishing, very professional captain always finding fish and answering any questions. My partner wasn’t overly keen on fishing and she absolutely loved the day even pulling in the biggest fish for the day. Couldn’t recommend these guys enough! Can’t wait to go again!! Liam

Best day ever!!

Epic day out with skipper Chase! My dad and son had the best day catching Kingi’s. Highly recommend EPIC they are very knowledgeable and are good at what they do. Cheers guys for a great day out. Emma

Epic Day out!

Travelled from Australia to Whitianga hoping to catch Kingfish and Chase delivered. He worked hard all day and it paid of for us with heaps of BIG KINGS! Don’t risk not catching fish go with Chase. Thanks Chase and Epic.

Best day fishing with Chase!!

Wow, what an amazing day my wife and I had with Owen the Captain of “KAOS”. Owen was amazing, very friendly and certainly knew his stuff. He put us straight onto the fish and when the tax man (sharks) showed up we moved to a new spot. The scenery was magnificent and at the end of the day we hand fed massive snapper at the side of the boat. I highly recommend booking a trip with Owen on KAOS if you want your arm stretched by some big fish. E.P.I.C day! K6498MNnickm


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
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