Have a great day of fishing on the Kaipara Harbour with your friendly skipper Wayne.


Enjoy a day of Fishing on the Kaipara Harbour – one of the largest harbours in the world, renowned for it’s amazing snapper fishing.
Your Skipper, Wayne Kostanich has over 30 years experience fishing on the Kaipara Harbour.
The fish: We target a variety of fish including Snapper, Kingfish, Kahawai, Gurnard, Trevally…

I have always fished at the Hauraki Gulf on various charters when I moved here to NZ in 2003, but due to the depleted stocks of snapper and many disappointments, I started fishing at the Kaipara Harbour 12 years ago and have never gone back to the Hauraki Gulf. We always charter Ali-Kat every summer, once a month from August to May. Wayne the Skipper is very knowledgeable of the area and has been fishing there all his life. We always get our quota of 10 snappers each including other fishing like Kawhai, Kingfish, Gurnards, Lemon fish, etc. You are guaranteed to take some fish home and Wayne makes sure of that. However, Wayne’s attention to us while fishing is what surprises me. He would share his knowledge with us in rigging up our gear, chopping up the bait, help to untangle lines, and filleting the fish. Wayne is very professional, intelligent, calm, and can hold a good conversation. I was impressed with his knowledge and how much he puts safety first for everyone on board. Wayne is a fantastic guy, laid back, and not arrogant like some skippers. Ali-Kat is an awesome charter boat, very quick, has all the amenities on board, can fit 10 fishing comfortably. One needs to book very early like months in advance to get a weekend, however, if it is booked I strongly advise to book a weekday for your group and try it out. Let me tell you will never be disappointed, you will definitely be HOOKED!

Gavin Faeamani