We have been operating fishing charters in the Firth of Thames since 2011.
Eric (Buster) Carter is your skipper and host and his job is to make sure you have a memorable fishing trip. He prides himself on being able to put the fish in the bin whilst making sure that everyone is feeling safe and having a great time.
Our new boat is an 8.5m Osprey powered by the latest 250hp Mercury Seacore outboard - this boat is built to fish with a clear deck, it fishes 10 people with ease.
She has a cruising speed of 25 knots (45km/hr), top speed of 35 knots (65km/hr). Being a full survey vessel means she is equipt with all the latest in safety, navigation and communication equipment - giving you peace of mind that your in good hands.
And last but definitely not least a toilet for those caught short.
Departure times can be arranged to suit your requirements but are sometimes restricted by tides the best fishing is usually early morning or late evening
Trips are 4-5 hours depending on the fishing conditions
WHAT WE CATCH
Most common species is Snapper but other species caught include John Dory, Kahawai, Gurnard and Kingfish generally rated as the best fighting fish pound for pound in the sea
All rods, tackle and bait is supplied but if you wish to bring along your favourite rod please feel free.
Tea, coffee and light refreshments provided and let us know if there are children coming so I can make sure the lollie jar isn't empty.
WHAT TO BRING
No matter what the season it always pays to bring a jacket, water and sunscreen, even in winter there can be quite a glare off the water. A good solid chilly bin to take home your catch. Salt flake ice can be purchased at Thames Wholesale and Fish Supply at the Shortland Wharf.
Trips cost $100 NZD per person
with a boat minimum charge of $600 NZD
Register your interest in Fishing Charters, Eric will get back to you asap with more details or to arrange an awesome fishing trip!
ERIC (BUSTER) CARTER
Ph: 07 868 4898
Mob: 0274 966 609