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Address: Paku Wharf | The Esplanade, Tairua 3508, New Zealand
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+64 7-864 8193

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Hapuka & & Kingfish

Absolutely spot on, the day started catching the bait fish, then onto live bait fishing. Chase and the Epic fleet knew exactly where to look and what to do. There was also the... read more

Reviewed 5 January 2017
Auckland, New Zealand
via mobile

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Auckland, New Zealand
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22 reviews
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Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Absolutely spot on, the day started catching the bait fish, then onto live bait fishing. Chase and the Epic fleet knew exactly where to look and what to do. There was also the added school of dolphins chasing the boat on the way back in. Note: if you get remotely sea sick and it is a windy day, I would... More 

Thank richcast
Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 3 January 2017

We had such a grant time, lovely day on the water. Beautiful looking back at tairua from the boat. Paku Mt was so stunning looking at it from the water. We had a fabulous time and would recommend you to set aside a day if you enjoy fishing

Thank SueGill1958
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22 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

Went out with Owen and two other guys. The fishing was a bit Slow, meaning you had to work for your Fish. Owen tried everything he could to put you on the Fish and he succeeded with a big kingfish for me. 21 kg 124cm. The trip cost me 375 dollars, but it was definetly worth it. Did a lot... More 

Thank Harm K
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70 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

Just got home after a day out with Epic Whitianga on Tom's boat. The weather was a bit crappy but Tom did a great job getting us onto fish and keeping everything going. This was the second time I've been out with Epic, I reckon that it has improved too. Great touch with the few scenic stopovers like the old... More 

Thank Tony P
Oak Harbor, Washington
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130 reviews
73 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2016

My husband told me this day out fishing met his expectations and more. For years he has dreamed on going on such a fishing trip. The boat, crew, and fellow passengers were all quality. Everyone experienced great action.

Thank NahanniRafter
EpicNZ, Owner at Epic Adventures Fishing Charters, responded to this review

We are very, very pleased your husband's expectations were exceeded Nahanni and thank you so much for taking the time to provide this review. We do get nervous before each trip knowing that expectations are often extremely high! However, with the best Captain's (passionate, experienced and fishing the Epic way), top of the line gear (Shimano) and custom designed boats... More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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35 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 December 2015 via mobile

If you love fishing or want to give it a try then Epic is for you. I went with four friends and three of the group got personal best fish. Great action, share a few laughs and talk about your day out for years to come. Great for any experience level. Be prepared to use a bit of energy pulling... More 

Thank MuzzNZ
EpicNZ, Owner at Epic Adventures Fishing Charters, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback MuzzNZ! It's really pleasing to have you provide such a great review and know that you and your mates will be reliving the day for years to come. It's exactly what we are about. We do try to cater for all levels of fishing experience so, as you know, you won't find our skippers in the... More 

Gold Coast, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2015

First day a bust big wind bad weather we really wanted to fish thats on us. Second day made it clear we did not want to fish unless weather improved and we could chase the big fish we wanted on the outside. Owner Roy assured us we would be going outside but the skipper had other ideas. Unfortunately it was... More 

3 Thank jendavel
EpicNZ, Owner at Epic Adventures Fishing Charters, responded to this review

Thank you very much jendavel for alerting us to your dis-satisfaction with the second day fishing with Epic. We fully appreciate both good and bad feedback and view negative feedback as an opportunity to improve our service. Whilst we aim to be a profitable company, our customer satisfaction is of the highest priority. Our process is to ensure the customer... More 

Shepparton, Victoria, Australia
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21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2015 via mobile

Had a really great day fishing with Skipper Owen and Deckie Tom. Landed our target fish we went to catch. Great operators. Would definitely recommend these tour operators.

Thank Mary H
EpicNZ, Owner at Epic Adventures Fishing Charters, responded to this review

Thanks so much Mary. We really do appreciate feedback and always let our Captain's know what people have said. Tom has now joined us as a Captain with his own boat and is just as passionate as our other skippers. He is also our big game specialist on the Coromandel Peninsula. Perhaps we'll host you again to target some Marlin? More 

Melbourne, Australia
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74 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 2015

Surprised my hubby with a yellowtail kingfish charter. Was a really rough day, and the fishing was tough but Captain Haydn got us on the fish. We had such a great day, we decided to come back a few days later and went out again, this time with Captain Owen and Captain Chase and had an even better day! Can't... More 

Thank mel_roks
EpicNZ, Owner at Epic Adventures Fishing Charters, responded to this review

Gosh mel_roks. No wonder we love our customers.... out on a rough day and back for more then taking the time to write a review! Captain's Hadyn, Owen & Chase are all completely passionate about fishing. It's what they do on their days off! We'll hope to see you again one day soon. More 

Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 May 2015 via mobile

After Internet research about yellowtail kingfish charters I was gob smacked at how many fish this company caught and it was true to say the least. Went on 2 trips with them and both times landed plenty of fish! Best charter I have been on would highly recommend epic! Work on those muscles before you go your going to need... More 

1 Thank Paul M
EpicNZ, Owner at Epic Adventures Fishing Charters, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review Paul. We work hard to make sure we have the best boats, skippers and gear. Along with access to one of the best fisheries in the world we aim to give our customers the highest chance of getting their personal best. You are right about the muscles.... recovery can take a few days! More 

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