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Searching for Fishing Charters Auckland?

Assassin is the very best way to explore what the Hauraki Gulf has to offer you, in both fishing and bird watching, join us on Assassin Fishing Charters , based at Sandspit, just 40 minutes north of Auckland.

Auckland Fishing Charter Locations

When you join us on Assassin, you can enjoy a fishing charter from Kawau Bay through to the outer gulf, which includes Great Barrier Island, The Moko Hinau Islands, Simpsons Rock, Coromandel, Hen and Chicken Islands, Little Barrier Island and in between.

Tailored Charters

We can customise your trips to what you would like to accomplish large Snapper, Kingfish, hapuka, terakihi, trevally, kahawai – it’s your choice. Contact Assassin Fishing Charters now and let’s plan your next charter, book online.

Brett and Chris Rathe are two of the most experienced Charter Crew in the Hauraki Gulf New Zealand, and can share with you over forty plus years of fishing and diving knowledge and experience .

Brett is very passionate about fishing and loves the challenge of catching your target fish and is very knowledgable about ocean birds. Assassin Charters will not only help you catch fish but have the knowledge and experience to make your trip a success.

Brett has fished the Hauraki Gulf all his life and has a wealth of knowledge he can share with you to help you get the very best experience.

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Bird Watching

Brett was the first to rediscover the NZ Storm Petrel, in the Hauraki Gulf and always runs successful bird watching charters.

You know they are the people to give you the very best fish & boat charter trip, because Assassin are internationally sought by the likes of National Geographic, Fox TV, Escape with ET, and regularly feature in fishing magazines both in New Zealand and Australia.

Andrew Ettinghausen aka ET, Graham Sinclair, Billy Hohepa, Geoff Thomas are just a couple of celebrities that have filmed on Assassin.

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What people think of Assassin Fishing Charters

I first met Brett & Chris in 2006 when myself & 3 mates traveled to NZ from Australia in search of big snapper on soft plastics. We fished on Assassin at Great Barrier Island & the surrounding islands for 4 days & caught over 100 snapper per day with our biggest hitting 23lb as well as catching Kingfish to 25kg on poppers, jigs & livebaits.

Every year since then we have fished with Brett at either Whangaroa or Great Barrier & have arranged multiple trips back to back for other friends & none of them have ever been disappointed.

Assassin is a great boat in all sea conditions & you won’t get a better charter operator on the east coast of the north island, as well a being a great bloke Brett really knows his stuff.

Skipper Brett and his charter boat “The Assassin” have definitely lived up to their name and reputation as one of the best charters in New Zealand. The fishing each time has been absolutely amazing whether it be mechanical jigging or live baiting for mega Kingies, Snapper or Hapuka.

Brett has extensive knowledge of where the fish are and each time we have been the catch has been amazing. Some of us we have caught our largest trophy Kingies in the Great Barrier Island region on board the Assassin.

Our fishing club “The GBFC” have always used the Assassin for our special kingie and Hapuka hunts which have always delivered far superior results. Brett is a real professional and will always go out of his way to find where the fish are and teach us new tricks on how to catch the big ones. The best charter boat by far….

Always a great adventure to be had on the Assassin and we look forward to our next trip soon.

Fishing Charter Testimonials

Brett is a highly motivated skipper when it comes to finding good fish, no matter how many miles it takes. That’s the difference – you’re fishing with a vastly experienced skipper that knows how to fish, not someone that’s watching the clock and the fuel gauge. Assassin is ‘the perfect boat’ from a sport fishers perspective and is family friendly too.