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  • Port Tarakohe, Golden Bay
  • Port Tarakohe, Golden Bay, New Zealand
  • Sunrise over Abel Tasman National Park
  • At sea with Wildcat
  • At sea with Wildcat
  • Heading Out, Golden Bay
  • Half Day Deep Blue
  • Ligar Bay

Wildcat fishing charter testimonials - fish with the best!

A great morning, cod, terakihi, gurnard & a 1 hour battle with a 20+ lb shark - the shark won - the line broke. We will be back for another battle next year! Thanks Leigh.

The Winter family, New Zealand

We had such a great day with Leigh and Michelle at Wildcat Charters today. Patient, knowledgeable, welcoming - a great day all around and to top it off - lots of fish. Totally recommend. Ngā mihi!

Lewis Pou Kenny Brown, ChCh New Zealand

An enjoyable trip out. A few good cod and shark with a kingy to top it off a good bumpy trip back in. Thanks Leigh for a great morning.

Bing, Greymouth, New Zeland

A 10Kg Tuna - trip of the year!!

Dane, Golden Bay, New Zealand

Had a fantastic day. Reluctant wife on board but she enjoyed it immensely especially as she also caught more fish than he!! Thanks Leigh for giving us the star treatment.

Tim & Chris, UK

What a great trip, we caught loads of fish for tea. I hope I can come back some again. Thanks a lot from the only girl on the trip!

Jannika, Blenheim, New Zealand

Wonderful day our kids had a ball, caught loads of fish, Leigh is so pleasant & very professional, excellent time.

Tracy & family, New Zealand

Thanks a lot for your wonderful hospitality and perfect organization of a
trip - that was a trip of a century!

John and Irina, Nelson, New Zealand

We were very impressed with Wildcat Charters fishing trip. From the safety instructions given by Leigh at the start right through to the expertly filleted fish, it was truly an experience. The boat was well presented, very comfortable and well equipped. We were also offered tea/coffee and biscuits. The fishing was great with a wide variety caught. Leigh and his crew were on hand to offer expert advice with baiting and removing fish which was done efficiently, ensuring the fish which was not of size and quota returned to the sea unharmed.

Carolyn & Wayne Brennan, New Zealand

A lovely day out with our good friends Leigh & Kai! A beauty day on the Bay and a hell of a catch, plenty of rig, snapper, cod, jock stewarts, gurnard & sand sharks which were put backs!

Neaper & Sharmer family. New Zealand

Great day with a very nice skipper on a perfect boat for our first fishing trip... and a lot of gorgeous fish! We enjoyed it!

Max & Paul, Germany

Thankyou Leigh, we all had a fantastic time (even me!) Lots of fish and a great selection too. Wonderful views of Golden Bay. Vert interesting from the water, a new perspective. A great day out thanks for taking such great care of us. I'll enjoy the blue cod that I caught. Fresh fish yum!

Jo from Feilding, Tim & Anna, Blenheim, Felicity & Dan, Havelock North.

Wow fantastic trip, right from the start, great fishing wonderful captain, thank you Leigh, good company & lots of kai for tea! Will definitely be back Thanks heaps. P.S. was my first time ever fishing brilliant experience! (Ali).

Ali & Eve. New Zealand

Wow! Fantastic day out. Heaps of fish, great skipper & company. Will recommend to everybody, thanks Leigh.

Jeff & Louise, ChCh, New Zealand

Great trip, great day, caught shark, cod kingfish, tuna.

Chrissy, Collingwood., New Zealand

Had a fantastic day. Reluctant wife onboard but she enjoyed it immensely especially as she also caught more fish than he!!Thanks Leigh for giving us the star treatment.

Tim & Chris, UK

Went on a trip today we had an awesome time lee was a great guy no dramas or stress he also had great knowledge of the area and great knowledge for fishing. We fished up a storm and had some good battles with some snapper today. I would recommend this charter too anyone. We will definitely be back next time.

Kenny, charisma, Lewis and the two sleepy teens. Christchurch, New Zealand

Had a great day, assorted species and great weather.

Mick, New Zealand

Captains Log: Star Trek.....(jokes)
Early morning start, Golden Bay turned on the works for us, brilliant sunrise, calm waters, great skipper. Catching fish straight away, perch, cod, shark - spotty dog & sand variety, kahawai & snapper. Just the newly-weds & the skipper onboard, 4 rods going, all calm one minute "nek minnit" all 4 rods blazing. Tremendous fishing, first time on the mainland, definitely not the last.
Went trawling for kahawai, they were jumping on our hooks, non-stop action. Leigh sees a flare go off. Immediately we set off to investigate. Two people on a boat which doesn't start & a friend diving they haven't seen for over an hour. We set off to look for the friend, we find him on a rock surrounded by seals. He gets rescued. We go to his friends tie them up and tow them back to port.
Fresh fish for lunch, oh for sure! Great Day Fishing - everyone back home is going to hear about Wildcat Charters & hopefully some of them come down. Thanks, Leigh for a great day!!

Joe & Lisa, Auckland, New Zealand

Caught many fish & kept a few! Looking forward to trying them tonight on the BBQ. Beautiful weather, a perfect Saturday morning. Thanks to Leigh who made us extremely welcome & taught us a thing or two as well! Sarah & Chris, Isle of Man.
David & Pete, Mich & Paddy, caught a bag limit of good Blue Cod, a dozen school shark, a 'couda, umpteen perch and 1 Tarakihi! A great time had by all and Leigh was a great skipper - spent longer at sea to ensure the load of cod. Would recommend the charter to anyone! Thanks Leigh.

David, Wellington, New Zealand

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