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Kingfish Fishing Charters Auckland




Brett is an avid fisho who has been fishing since he was knee high to a grasshopper.

Brett was born in Auckland where he would spend a lot of his weekends from as young as 3 out on the water with his family on their various boats from small fibreglass runabouts to 30ft yachts around the Hauraki Gulf.

Brett started fishing with soft-baits way back when they had just started picking up momentum in New Zealand. His PB Snapper still hasn’t managed to hit the magic 20lb mark yet but was a very respectful 80cm 18.5lb model caught in Whitianga while out on a mates boat. The fish was caught on one of the first casts for the day and was on a Nuclear Chicken soft-bait in just 18m of water over a nice bit of foul ground.

Brett has also been on dozens of trips out with his mate chasing Marlin and other game fish out of Whitianga, he has still yet to land one but he says he’s so close he can feel it. 




Skipper Dan is a keen fisherman ready to help you!

Dan has been fishing the Hauraki gulf for over 20 years, specialising in lure fishing for Snapper and catching kingfish in a variety of ways. He loves being on the water and showcasing what the Hauraki has to offer. Every time you step onboard Phoenix charters you will have a skipper dedicated to help try catch you the fish of your dreams.