Target Fishing Charters
Target Fishing Charters
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GG_Scotty
Kerikeri, New Zealand5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
What a fabulous morning we had with Ross and Maurice. We fished, we laughed, we relaxed and had fun. Exactly what you want in a charter. Best charter I've ever been on, and everyone agreed...... we will definitely be back.
If you're "thinking" about doing this, on suggestion is to stop thinking and get booking!!
Written 12 January 2020
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Vicki C
Kerikeri, New Zealand39 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Friends
What a great crew, Ross and Maurice (master baiter), I was fortunate to have been gifted a half day with these guys as a birthday present, bloody wonderful, relaxing, great banter, everything sorted, a couple of top blokes, great day on the water, highly recommend, can't wait to rebook, if ur gonna go out their go with target! Awesome can't recommend enough! Just do it!
Written 11 January 2020
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Thanks Vicki for the review, great to hear you had an enjoyable day on your birthday on the water in the beatiful Bay of Islands
Written 12 January 2020
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RobC29
Auckland, New Zealand7 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Solo
Thoroughly enjoyed a half day fishing trip with Maurice. As many snapper as you were allowed to take with advice and guidance from the expert. Described as "a bit of a character" Maurice lives up to every word but knows his stuff from years of experience.
Written 17 February 2019
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Thanks so much for taking the time to review Great to hear you had a great day out with Maurice with plenty of snapper and Maurices expertise and sense of humour.
Written 18 February 2019
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jusgus
Kerikeri, New Zealand1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018 • Friends
This was a perfect day for the occasion we were celebrating. Many thanks to skipper Ross and deckhand Jack. Ross, you were kind and very helpful and we had a great time. The fishing was fun even though our 6 barely legal snapper did not break any records - we blame the super windy conditions for that! Many thanks.
Written 12 March 2018
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Viki B
Adelaide, Australia68 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018 • Friends
We had a fantastic day with Ross out in the Bay of Islands. Our party of 8 included our 84 year old mum. Saw a big pod of dolphins, had a tour around and did some fishing. Weather wasn’t perfect but the day certainly was. Ross and his deckhand were great hosts and we had a wonderful day. Brought home enough fish to stock mum’s freezer and some wonderful memories. Thanks heaps Ross. Recommend this business to anyone!
Written 12 March 2018
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Mark M
Adelaide, Australia37 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2017
I sought Target Charters out online before leaving Australia Ross the owner /captain promptly booked the charter and sent the relevant information back to me.Ross also contacted us the day prior to make sure that all the arrangements were correct. Meeting was easy we meet at the Paihia Wharf payment was made to Ross we needed to take a drink food sunscreen hat sunglasses and some warm clothes and something to take your catch home. We had a boomer of a day to fish and Ross proved to be a great captain putting us on fish from the go which was excellent seeing most of New Zealand was out at the same time. We had great young deckies helping us JAG who has knowledge way beyond his years along with his little brother FIN.The rods were well maintained and bait was plentiful and we were encourage to use what we needed. The boat was clean toilet for use. We moved around till we successful and then it was flat out. We took home as many snapper as we needed, which include my missus 7+kilo snapper and released the rest. The 1/2 day went so quickly the fish were filleted and bagged for us. We were returned to the wharf. We were so happy with this charter we took another two days later, We certainly didn't need the fish to ea,t as the first charter provided us enough for our week stay, we just enjoyed our charter. The charter, company and service provided was excellent would recommend to anyone but can say without hesitation booking online was certainly an easy experience for us, so don't feel apprehensive about it. Happy fishing
Written 21 January 2018
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Hi Mark thanks for taking time to write a review very much appreciated. What an awesome couple you were great day good fun and plenty of fish on both charters. It’s a pleasure to take you out and have an enjoyable time and give you good memories to take home. Thanks again and look forward to taking you out again if you visit the Bay of Islands again
Written 22 January 2018
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lcho2015
Auckland Central, New Zealand83 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2018 • Couples
Went out fishing 2nd day of 2018. Got picked up at the dock 6am. It was a beautiful morning after the rain on New Year’s Day. We saw dolphins too and caught some mullets as life baits. Ross took us to Cape Brett. My partner caught 4 kingi, two had to be thrown back because they were too small. We were moved to a different spot and caught 2 other Kingi, one snapper and one orange fish( don’t know name). We will return for Marlin fishing. Ross and Morris nice guys. This is our first time fishing for Kingi. My partner’s arm where sore after that, but we had so much fun😀👍!
Written 10 January 2018
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Thank you very much for review. Kingis are a lot of fun to fish for and they do put up a great fight. So pleased you and your partner got to experience that and enjoy the beautiful water in the Bay of Islands. That was a bonus you got to see the dolphins as well they are such amazing creatures. Look forward to taking you out again for Marlin if you get back this way
Written 11 January 2018
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Sheldon W
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2017
We only made up our mind to jump on a charter boat in Paihia a couple hours before this trip started. The skipper and his assistant are very helpful. Even though my girlfriend has never really done any serious fishing, they still taught her with great patience and helped her landed half a dozen nice sized snapper and a trevally. We booked an afternoon short snapper trip and still I managed to haul in 2 king fish. I'm an experienced rock fisho, so from my view their skipper Morris has a great deal of experience in leading you to find your decent catches. He didn't take us to the spots which will look quite promising and fishy with plenty of small bites on our rod tips, instead we were taken to the large snapper country where there might not be as many bites but one after another big shiny orange jumps on board. That day we ended up with a dozen good catches and many photos to take home. This just worth much more than the price itself, let alone we got many stories and joys to share with our friends. All in all thank you the crew of Target Fishing Charters and definitely we are planning to come back again!
Written 31 December 2017
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Thank you so much for your great review. It’s all about the experience and our crew always endeavour to do that for the customers. Sounds like you both had lots of nice fish to take back and enjoy. Always very happy to have you back on board anytime you are here. Thanks again much appreciated and hopefully see you again in the future
Written 1 January 2018
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Weasl
Bangkok, Thailand56 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • Friends
Ross runs a good business. I was holidaying in Kerikeri for 5 days and thought I'd try to get out on the water with my brother in law. I realised that this may not be possible as it was winter and it may be difficult to find enough people for any operator to make it viable.
Ross responded quickly to my initial email and quickly confirmed that he'd definitely go out as he had 2 other interested starters.
4 was an ideal number even though he can take 8.
Ross and Morris, his deckhand are both very experienced and knowledgeable in the area which made the trip successful. We caught snapper, kahawai, blue cod and hapuka.
I would definitely use Ross again next time in Paihia.
Written 4 August 2017
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Thank you so much for your review it is much appreciated. We will always do our best to get people out on the water and catch a fish. So pleased your enjoyed your experience and caught a variety of fish on the charter Ross & Frances Target Charters
Written 6 August 2017
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Ebony A
33 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2017 • Couples
We booked in the day prior for a king fish 6hour fishing charter. The day started early at 6.30 were we promptly were taken out to the bay to catch the bait- this was great fun in itself. Not long after we were taken out into the bay to find some king fish. The skipper had a wealth of knowledge to share and was fantastic at teaching people on how to fish. Although a slow day of fishing, the skipper tried his best to ensure we caught a king fish!
Not only did he help us get the catch we were after and some other varieties he kindly filleted the fish for us to take home.
Great boat and facilities. Great fun filled day!
Written 8 February 2017
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Thank you Ebony for your review and its great to hear you had a great experience on board Target and even though the fishing was hard we are happy to know you enjoyed your day and were well looked after
Written 9 February 2017
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