Experience the world famous fishing
grounds off the Karikari Peninsula with us. As often seen on TV.
We can tailor-make your fishing charter from hunting down kingfish,
trawling for kahawhi, snapper fishing and soft or traditional bait
Freespool is owned and skippered by your host Steve.
Steve has more than 10 years experience fishing the abundant waters
of the Karikari Peninsula. He has caught, and released, a lot of
fish and pleased a lot of amateur and experienced anglers.
A full safety briefing and instruction is given before departure.
Freespool is a new 7.3 metre alloy Scorpion boat powered
by the latest 150 HP Johnson E-tec outboard engine, in current SSM
survey for five persons plus skipper, Steve.
The boat has an enclosed wheel-house, cabin, toilet and CD player/radio.
A fishing trip will probably be a highlight of your stay. You may
well see dolphins, orcas or the odd turtle. We can guarantee
that you will catch fish and have a great day out on the
clear blue waters around the Karikari Peninsula.
NO FISH - NO PAY
Our policy means that if someone doesn't manage to catch a fish,
they don't have to pay for their share of the charter. (This policy
does not, of course, include spectators on board).
All fishing gear, bait and fuel is provided. You can also bring
your own rods, bait, drinks, lunch and water toys.
Diving, snorkelling, fun on the water with the kids and sightseeing
trips are also available to your choice.
- Life jackets (including children's) supplied
- Colour chart plotter/fish finder and VHF radio on board
- Dive and snorkelling gear available for hire
- Bait for sale on site
- Free fishing tuition
- Fish filleting, smoking and freezing service available
- Maximum five anglers per trip (plus your skipper)
Steve's Outboard Services
Mobile outboard repairs and servicing. Get your outboard serviced
while on holiday at Rangiputa Retreat (or anywhere on the Karikari