A note from Skipper Wayne...

"I have been a Commercial Fisherman on the Kaipara Harbour for 30 years, Charter Skipper for over 8 years. I enjoy meeting new people and the challenges that rod fishing brings. Often my clients comment on how great the Kaipara fishing is. I look forward to having a great day together."

About Ali-Kat:

Ali-Kat is a 10m (33ft) alloy catamaran built in 1996 by Bladerunner Boats, Kumeu with a wide beam of 3.6m providing extra stability and a comfortable fishing platform. Ali-Kat is powered by 2 x 250hp Suzuki motors making for a fast ride to the Kaipara Heads.

The Fishing:

We are MSA surveyed for 15 passengers but max number for comfortable fishing is 10. The fishing is mostly inshore with offshore fishing being available in the near future. We target a variety of fish including Snapper, Kingfish, Kahawai, Gurnard, Trevally...


  • Rod & tackle hire at $15 a day.
  • Tea & coffee provided.
  • On-board BBQ for your use.
  • Toilet on board
  • Stereo
  • Covered seating


Please contact us for latest prices or we can negotiate a package to suit you.


We pick-up from Springs Rd, Parakai.

Springs Rd Map

What to bring:

  • A sturdy fishing rod
  • Recommended line 25lbs upwards
  • Sinkers. You will need a selection of 10, 20 and possibly 30oz.
  • Bait. We recommend a selection of Mullet, Squid and Pilchards. Approximate amount for a day per person: Two Mullet, 1 Kg Squid, 300-500g Pilchards.
  • Food for the day.
  • Suitable clothing for outdoor conditions that can change rapidly.