I am a keen fisherman who spends several months a year fishing. I did not know who to use in Paihia so I checked out TripAdvisor and found Captain Bucko and very pleased that I did. The deciding factor was the last review which was not positive but Captain Bucko responded and admitted he stuffed up. Clearly a stand up guy. So I booked. Day started at 7am and ended up 5pm. We fished several spots for xl snapper and kingfish and we even managed some very nice other fish. It was a Sensational day worth a skipper and fisherman who does know his stuff. If your serious about fishing and prefer small groups then look no further.