One of the best fishing charters in the

Bay of Islands with over 40 years experience

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Snapper Fishing in the Bay of Islands,

great catch, better to eat

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Kingfish in the Bay of Islands

- for the ultimate fight

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Welcome to the beautiful Bay of Islands!

This is Northland’s true marine playground; for us however, there’s only one thing worth getting up at 5am for – one activity worth spending hours on the water, worth travelling across mountains and seas to visit our fair shores for – and that’s fishing!

Here at Target Charters, we provide a hands-on, personalised fishing charter experience like no other. Fishing in the Bay of Islands is a unique experience in itself, with dolphin encounters happening on a regular basis, astonishing sea-life surrounding you from the moment you leave the wharf and even – on some lucky trips – the occasional whale sighting! Our experienced skipper knows many secret fishing spots, local fishing areas that produce some of the best fishing in Northland.

We have fishing trips for the family, fishing trips for the dedicated fisher, big game fish trips and group trips – from a comfortable 4 hour experience to a massive 9 hour day, whatever your level of experience or your level of commitment, we have the fishing trip to suit your needs and your budget.

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Have a target species in mind?

Do you have a target species in mind? If it’s a fight you’re after, do battle with the mighty marlin; or feel the burn with a feisty kingfish on your line; a guaranteed ‘wow’ moment when the line runs and we fight to bring one of these fantastic fish on board. Reaching sizes of up to 40-45kg, these monsters of the sea are not only great fun to catch, but they taste fantastic! Of course, our golden beauties the snapper are always a popular target species, and many of our keen fishers have snapper in mind when they join us for a day.


Are you looking for the ultimate fight? Well, you’ve found it with the kingfish!


New Zealand’s most popular catch. Great to catch, better to eat!


The Bay of Islands is a world-renowned marlin hunting ground.

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