West coast fishing encounter like no other!
A fishing trip with Dove Charters aboard the Dove or Clansman will provide you with a fishing experience like no other. Dwade & Dennis Pinny both owner operators along with Lawrence Puhi 2nd skipper & deckhand have over 35 years combined experience fishing the west coast from Kawhia harbour New Zealand.
Both boats were designed for West coast fishing with your comfort and safety in mind. With a cruising speed of around 12 knots our boats will have you at the fishing grounds in approximately 30minutes after crossing the Kawhia bar.
Top charter boats in Kawhia
Dove & Clansman are consistently the two top performing charter boats in the Kawhia area, taking over 3000 satisfied customers fishing annually. While most of our trips are group bookings we also cater for individuals at least once a week, this is a great way to meet new people and make new friends.
Common catch in Kawhia
Kawhia is fast becoming the preferred destination to catch large Snapper, our boats have accounted for many up to 30lbs. Most of our fishing is over worm beds, fishing in depths ranging from 15 – 60 metres. Along with the target species Snapper, Gurnard & Kahawai are a welcoming bycatch. Over the summer months large schools of Kingfish surround Gannet Island, with its surrounding reefs, crystal clear blue water & schools of bait fish.