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Address: 3 Mill Road, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 800 768 020
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Description: Fish Kaikoura runs through out the year and caters for smaller groups...
Fish Kaikoura runs through out the year and caters for smaller groups between 2 & 6 people, providing a more personal touch.We launch from South Bay Marina (Moa Road)so we can have you fishing Blue Cod & other species of fish within minutes of leaving the shore. We will show you how to catch a delicious Crayfish before heading to our bountiful fishing grounds. If you don't catch any fish we will refund you in full!
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Excellent experiences with fish kaikoura, the staff are so kind.

Excellent experiences with fish kaikoura, the staff are so kind, they will help us to catch the fish even if we have to have a rest to our arm(Believe me, the fish is much easier... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 5, 2015
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Shanghai Region, China
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Shanghai Region, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Excellent experiences with fish kaikoura, the staff are so kind, they will help us to catch the fish even if we have to have a rest to our arm(Believe me, the fish is much easier than you fish in lake, all the time just set the bait and pull the fish wire, it's definitely the physical exercise), and they are... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

What a great charter. Everytime we dropped a line we seemed to have a fish within a minute! The hardest bit was having to reel in the line as we got so many fish lol. We got lots of sea pearch and a blue cod. Plus some crayfish to share from the pots. The fish was all filleted on the... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

My wife and I were near Kaikoura hunting red stag and decided to take a fishing trip after the hunt. We caught fish and the captain allowed us to check 2 of his lobster traps. Trap #1 had 5 lobsters and trap #2 had 9. The captain cooked 4 on the boat and have us 6 more to take back... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Went on a fishing trip with my sis and 3 more people for 3 hours, the moment we dropped the bait down, we all got fish like right away. In total we got around 55 sea perches, 5 blue cods and 4 crayfish (some are small so we released them back but still have heaps to bring back home). The... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015 via mobile

There are 6 customers on the boat, only 4 fishing rods can be fixed. My husband got one rod needs to be held on his belt, he got seasick quickly even with medicine, because he can't hold himself well in this way in a rocking boat. Therefore, he couldn't do fishing anymore. I never got my fixed rod, thus did't... More 

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Advised of rough weather making fishing harder, one Crayfish pot/trap stolen so were up against it and certainly NOT overwhelmed with very little fish caught compared to normal. Cant please them all but we usually try - come judge for yourself! Satisfaction guaranteed! More 

Epsom, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

had heard about fish kaikoura through my fiancée parents, who now reside in NZ they took us on this trip as a gift for Christmas and a way to see NZ, and it is the best gift I have ever been given, mark was very friendly and great host, caught lots of fish and saw a great abundance of albatross... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

I went on a 2 hour fishing trip in mid November 2014. The trip was planned for five people but the other four did not show up. I would have understood, if the trip had been cancelled under these circumstances. Still Mark was happy to go out fishing with me as the only passenger. Thanks for that! We started off... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

We had a great time out fishing on Mark's boat. Particularly liked the fact that he takes smaller groups and even with 6 on board plus Mark, there's plenty of space for everyone. Really fascinating seeing the craypots and taking part in winching them up and seeing how it's determined what can be kept or thrown back to get bigger!... More 

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

我7月份去参加的Mark的Fish Charter,至今真的很高兴做出了正确的选择!在我14天的行程里,这个给我印象最深。Mark人很好很幽默,更别提我们捕到了龙虾和1条4公斤重的Tuna。在Kaikoura的3天里,参加这个海钓活动是让我最开心的,比出海看鲸鱼好多了。说了要给照片给他,结果后面考虑到肖像权的问题又没给,觉得很对不住。半个月后又要去Kaikoura, 有点想再去!Thanks Mark very much, it was really a great day!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We went out with Mark yesterday on a three hours fishing trip. We got a couple of crays for each one and nice tasty deep sea perches. We had an absolute awesome day, not only regarding the catches. We saw a couple of dolphins which were curious about us and swimming in circles around the boat all the time and... More 

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