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Thames Charters, based on the Eastern side of the Coromandel Peninsula between Kopu and Coromandel. Located 1 hour from Auckland and 1 hour from Hamilton.

The terrible drive to Coromandel is over------------------------- launch with Fish 4 T  Save an hour and a half Travel

The boat "Fish 4 T" is a multi purpose 8m boat that can comfortably fish 6 anglers.  There is a toilet and shelter on board. Specializing in Mussel Farm SapperFishing, Cruising or Sightseeing.

Trev (the skipper) has 30 years experience fishing on the Firth of Thames and knows the local fishing spots.  Trev charters from Thames , Waikawau, Kereta and other locations on request.  Why drive all the way to Coromandel on the windy hill when you can go by water?

Fish the Firth of Thames, Mussel farms, Hauraki Gulf and Coromandel Islands.  The type of fish you are likely to catch are snapper, kahawai (the fish of Kings), king fish, trevally, John Dory, gurnard. 

Kahawai are widespread throughout the Coromandel and are found for the estuaries out to the outer islands.  This sleek fish has an average size of 40cm to 50cm long and weigh in at around 2 to 3 kg.  The Kahawai have great fighting ability and have earnt the reputation as one of the top "light tackle" game fish of New Zealand.

Fish cleaning and smoking arranged as required. 

 Tip of the day: While on the water this year I have observed a Lot of fisherman releasing fish which is very encouraging and great for conservation but some of the fish are out of the water for a long time while the inevitable struggle to find the camera goes on this can burn the fish due to dry hands or bad handling.

The guidelines for release are:

1) Use a knotless net
2) Leave the fish in the water until the last second
3) Wet your hands
4) Lift the fish out of water briefly smile and click
5) Lower the fish into the water and release when the fish has recovered

Tell your mates at the pub (they wont believe you but what the hell) your Wife  will ?

Testimonials

"Thanks for another awesome days fishing. We caught all our quota snapper in just under record time of three hours. This was a personal best for me and the lads. We just couldn't believe it. The blood was pumping and the fish was biting. My eye's couldn't believe some of the huge fish we were pulling up were a easy 3 to 6 kg.
What made the day even more spectacular was that we were fishing right next to the mussel barges with say five other charters boats but we were the only ones pulling up these monster snappers. Yeahaaaaaaaaa
Cheers Trev for another awesome day at the office."
- Tony, Doug, Sid & Ali (GI BOYZ)

"Just wanted to say THANK YOU for the other day. Although it was a very slow and unproductive fishing for most of the day, but you've gone out of your way in order for us to catch fish. It was amazing to see how many different spots you took us in order to find the desired species. I take my hat off to you and the passion and desire that you've got to keep your clients happy! The guys fully enjoyed the trip, and will definitely be joining me in the near future on one of your charters. Thanks."
- Rinat

"I highly recommend Trevs charters for lady groups. Trev does the baiting, unhooking ikying and he keeps you entertained with his smile and quick wit. Never a dull moment as you can see from my friends comments:
-It was one of the best days I have spent with my son(8yrs)! Relaxing, enjoyable, exciting and so much fun! Can't wait to do it again! (Lynley),
-Trev you were very considerate and very encouraging. I especially appreciated you coaching me in catching kahawai, which proved to be a very exciting fight. (Donna),
-Thanks for the awesome day out Trev. Will definitely be booking another trip come summer.(Susan),
-An awesome experience & had a great day out with Trev. We caught lots of "pretty" Snapper and "crazy" Kahawai and would go out again anytime. Highly recommend to anyone to take a fishing trip with Trev who is a really great guy.(Brenda)

"Hey Trev, Thanks for the photos ... yes we all had another FANTASTIC day on the water!!! My sisters loved the experience and are both looking forward to another charter ... there were plenty of fish for family and friends so we didn't miss the ones that were left on the boat ... I'll be in touch with you for another charter ... Thanks again Trev! If there was an award for SKIPPER OF THE YEAR, you would take it out, hands down!!! Cheers!"
- Sharon

"Thanks so much for an unforgetable trip out. We all appreciated your willingness to bait the hooks (especially our ladies) and fix line malfunctions. Going out in the boat with you was a pleasure and your enthusiasm at "us" catching fish thick and fast was exhilarating! The pictures tell it all and my friends at work can't get over how calm and peaceful the water was that day. We are definitely coming back for more (ladies trip) and we might invite the husbands on the trip after that (maybe, haha). I am happy that my dream of catching the "big one" was realised and immortalised in print. Cheers T"
- Rangi

"I have now been out with Trev. 4 times. We have caught our limit 3 trips out of 4. We didn't do too bad on the last trip either ( My wife caught a bigger fish than me!) Trev is so obliging, and he wants you to catch fish. I am an experienced fisho, and can highly recommend Fish 4 T. Any one can email or call me for a reference for this charter."
- Pete Smith 027 206 9486

"Dear Trev, We thank you for a wonderful day and also for your concern about us in the camper on the beach. Everything was fine but the best thing was eating that beautiful fish (with the chardonnay, of course). If we ever get a chance to return to NZ we will absolutely go fishing with you."
- Warmest regards, Louise and Buck

"Just wanted to say THANK YOU for the other day. Although it was a very slow and unproductive fishing for most of the day, but you've gone out of your way in order for us to catch fish. It was amazing to see how many different spots you took us in order to find the desired species. I take my hat off to you and the passion and desire that you've got to keep your clients happy! The guys fully enjoyed the trip, and will definitely be joining me in the near future on one of your charters. Thanks"
- Rinat

"I highly recommend Trevs charters for lady groups. Trev does the baiting, unhooking ikying and he keeps you entertained with his smile and quick wit. Never a dull moment as you can see from my friends comments:
-It was one of the best days I have spent with my son(8yrs)! Relaxing, enjoyable, exciting and so much fun! Can't wait to do it again! (Lynley),
-Trev you were very considerate and very encouraging. I especially appreciated you coaching me in catching kahawai, which proved to be a very exciting fight. (Donna),
-Thanks for the awesome day out Trev. Will definitely be booking another trip come summer.(Susan),
-An awesome experience & had a great day out with Trev. We caught lots of "pretty" Snapper and "crazy" Kahawai and would go out again anytime. Highly recommend to anyone to take a fishing trip with Trev who is a really great guy.(Brenda)


"Me!!!, Thanks so much for an unforgetable trip out. We all appreciated your willingness to bait the hooks (especially our ladies) and fix line malfunctions. Going out in the boat with you was a pleasure and your enthusiasm at "us" catching fish thick and fast was exhilarating! The pictures tell it all and my friends at work can't get over how calm and peaceful the water was that day. We are definitely coming back for more (ladies trip) and we might invite the husbands on the trip after that (maybe, haha). I am happy that my dream of catching the "big one" was realised and immortalised in print. Cheers T"
- Rangi

"I have now been out with Trev. 4 times. We have caught our limit 3 trips out of 4. We didn't do too bad on the last trip either ( My wife caught a bigger fish than me!) Trev is so obliging, and he wants you to catch fish. I am an experienced fisho, and can highly recommend Fish 4 T. Any one can email or call me for a reference for this charter."
- Pete Smith 027 206 9486

"Dear Trev, We thank you for a wonderful day and also for your concern about us in the camper on the beach. Everything was fine but the best thing was eating that beautiful fish (with the chardonnay, of course). If we ever get a chance to return to NZ we will absolutely go fishing with you."
- Warmest regards, Louise and Buck

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