A fishing trip with Dove Charters aboard the Dove, Clansman or Wild Goose III will provide you with a fishing experience like no other.

Our Skippers have over 60 years combined experience fishing the west coast waters of Kawhia, North Island, New Zealand.

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Overnight Adventure

The Overnight Adventure (Inshore)

Two days, 7am depart 4pm return the following day. (Mid Week only)

Our popular overnight adventure has plenty on offer.

A standard 33-hour trip on the Clansman can include, trolling for Marlin, stray lining shallow reefs for that 20-pound Snapper & you won’t beat a jigging session at gannet island getting smashed by Kingfish. If that’s not enough just to put the icing on the cake, Crayfish!!

We can supply, set & haul the cray pots while you sit back & relax. Every trip can be tailored to suit you and your group’s needs.

Prices

Clansman Max 7 people

  • Groups Only $3500
  • Jigging Rod hire $20 per person
  • Snapper Rod hire $15 per person
  • Jigs $20 each

Included: Bait, use of cray pots, ice, use of game rods, lures

What to bring

  • Food (most cooking is on BBQ)
  • Drinks
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Jigging Rods & Jigs (250 – 300 grams)
  • Snapper Rod, ledger rigs 5/0 & or flasher rigs, 10 ounce sinker

  • Chilli bin to take fish home in (decent size)
  • Sunhat/ Glasses, Sunblock
  • Seasick pills
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The Skippers

Meet the Skippers who skillfully propel and navigate our beloved boats. You’re in capable hands when you’re on a Dove Charters Boat.

Dwade Pinny

Clansman

Fishing has always been in Dwade’s blood, with successfully starting Dove Charters at the age of 21.

Now with over 20 years’ experience under his belt crossing the Kawhia bar & fishing the west coast waters of the Tasman sea makes him a very competent & knowledgeable Skipper.

Dwade is very competitive especially with the other 2 boats & enjoys it when he & his customers are the first back to the wharf with their limit of fish.

Dennis Pinny

Wild Goose III

Dennis has been with Dove Charters from the Start & has over 40 years’ experience fishing from Kawhia. He’s always got a smile on his face & enjoys interacting & yarning to the fellow fishermen on board.

Dennis first started skippering the Dove which became a part of him, we never thought we would get him off, then along came the Wild Goose III & he hasn’t looked back.

Lawrence Puhi

Dove

Lawrence started working with Dove Charters after years of commercial fishing out of Kawhia, he started as a deckhand & is now the Skipper of the Dove.

Lawrence is renowned for his story’s & his infectious laugh, there is never a dull day on the boat when Lawrence is around, he is always at the ready to take your fish off & untangle lines.

The Boats

All our boats are designed for west coast fishing & crossing the Kawhia bar with your comfort & safety in mind.

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The Dove

The Dove is a custom built 38 ft Morgan, built in Picton and launched in 1980 and well suited for inshore fishing.


• Powered by a 320 HP Caterpillar engine, it has a cruising speed of 12 knots with a top speed of over 16 knots.
• Full walk around non slip deck. There is plenty of fishing room for 10 – 12 people.
• Comfortable seating is provided under an all weather canopy.
• Two berths & toilet available inside the cabin.

Clansman

Clansman is Kawhia’s biggest & most luxurious charter boat, built in 1994 in Picton by Carey’s Boat Yard.


• 45ft in length, powered by a 563hp Scania which has a cruising speed of 12 to 15 knots.
• The Clansman can fish up to 12 people comfortably but can take a max of 16, with ample seating inside the cabin.
• With all the comforts of home, the Clansman provides a flushing toilet, hot shower, gas oven, stove & BBQ – plus seven berths for overnight trips.

Wild Goose III

Wild Goose III is the latest addition to the fleet.


• 46ft Randell powered by a 450hp John Deere engine with a top speed of 20 knots.
• Can fish up to 16 people with around 12 being more comfortable.
• Large fishing deck with seating for your comfort with a large canopy,
• accessible toilet, tea & coffee facilities & BBQ.

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The Overnight Adventure

Group Charter – is when your group (1- max fisherman) will be the only clients on the boat.

 

 

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