Earl Grey Fishing Charters, Paihia

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Earl Grey Fishing Charters

  • Shared and sole charters available
  • All quality fishing gear supplied
  • Most experienced charter skipper operating in the Bay
  • Spacious 36 foot sportfish vessel, purpose built for the job
  • Departing from Paihia, Waitangi or Russell wharf
  • Family groups with children welcome
  • Groups of any size catered for
  • Available for large groups & conferences

Captain Steve has a worldwide reputation as a professional saltwater fishing guide. As the most experienced charter fishing guide in the Bay of Islands, with over 40 years charter fishing and local knowledge backing him, Steve knows where to take you for the best opportunity to catch your fish of choice.

Our 36 foot vessel, Earl Grey II is purpose built to the highest standard with a particularly spacious cockpit and functional design making it the ultimate fishing machine.

Whether you are after a Private charter or you prefer to join a Shared Charter group our goal it to provide the best possible individual fishing experience for everyone.

Both novice and experienced anglers are catered for on our charters. As your fishing guide, Captain Steve offers expert local knowledge for the discerning angler and patient tuition for the novice to ensure everyone has an equal opportunity to land their catch.

Species Available

Not surprisingly, these waters also attract Dolphin, Orca and various other Whales.

Southern Ocean bird life can also be seen throughout the year including Albatross, Sooty Shearwaters and Pacific Blue Penguins. 

  • Yellowtail Kingfish
  • Snapper
  • John Dory
  • Kahawai, New Zealand’s Trout of the Sea
  • Golden Snapper
  • Mao Mao (Pink & Blue)
  • Trevally
  • Hapuka (Groper)
  • Marlin *seasonal
  • Tuna *seasonal
  • Sharks

Large groups and Conferences

Are you looking for a team building exercise with a difference for your company?

Or you have a large group of mates wanting to get out fishing?

Perhaps you have a special client you would like to thank?

Or want an activity with a difference as a treat for your delegates at their next conference?

We can organise the ultimate option just for you whether it be small groups or individuals focusing on an elite fishing experience or a large group of delegates after an invigorating break from their conference.

For larger groups we can source a group of charter boats & skippers to best suit your requirements. This has proven very successful over the years with the competitive nature of our clients coming to the fore and a contest developing between the parties on each boat. We find this adds to the excitement and camaraderie on the day. What better way to forge relationships between business colleagues or your friends.

  • Groups of any size catered for
  • Charters tailored to suit your requirements
  • A full range of fishing options on various boats operating in the Bay of Islands
  • All fishing gear supplied
  • All skippers/guides are qualified licensed operators
  • All vessels certified by Maritime New Zealand as operating under MOSS (Maritime Operator Safety System)
  • All activities, accommodation and catering can be arranged
  • Gift vouchers to suit
  • Depart from Paihia, Waitangi or Russell Wharf or private jetties near your accommodation

Wendy is experienced in organising boats, catering and accommodation for corporate groups from within New Zealand as well as abroad. Our valuable local knowledge and expertise will make your conference the success you depend on. 

Earl Grey Fishing Charters, Paihia Enquiry Form


Paihia Wharf, Northland

Phone: +64 27 205 4401

Mobile: +64 27 205 4401


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