The Snapper Trip
Time: 7am depart – 4pm return
(From November to February return time may be 2.00pm but can leave at 6am if suits)
Time: 2:00pm depart (need to be at Kawhia wharf by 1pm) – 8pm return
(November to February)
Kiwis love to catch snapper in Aotearoa & Kawhia is one of the go-to destinations for keen anglers from around the country.
Here you can find some of the most delicious snappers out there; all you need is a rod, your patience, and a bit of luck. With fantastic scenery and fresh air, it’s easy to see why so many people make their way here in pursuit of snapper every year.
Trying your hand to catch these beauties is not only physically rewarding but worth it for tasting that succulent fillet!
Ask any local; Dove, Clansman and Wildgoose III are all top performers in this fishery.
Looking for a great fishing experience without the hassle of handling everything yourself? Look no further than our charter – we do the hard work, so you don’t have to.
The usual day departs from Kawhia wharf at 7 am and comes back around 4 pm, so get ready to enjoy the best of what the ocean has to offer – bountiful catches of snapper, gurnard, and kahawai! And with a limit of 10 Snapper per person plus 10 other fish, reaching your daily goals will be a cinch.
We provide ice and large fish bins while onboard to make sure you fill them up; if you need something extra, like bait or rental rods and tackle, let us know. Tea and coffee are available on request for those needing an extra pick-me-up!
Our Snapper Trip Prices
Wild Goose III Max 16 people
Dove Max 14 people
What to bring
- Fishing Rod – Boat rod 15-24kg main line
- Tackle, 80lbs ledger rigs with 5/0 hooks or Flasher rigs, 10-ounce sinkers
- Bait preferred – Bonito or Squid
- Chilly bin to take fish home in (decent size)
- Sunhat, sunglasses, sunblock
- Motion sickness tablet