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Address: Corner of Marsden and Williams Road, Paihia, New Zealand

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Slow day fishing but great local knowledge

We booked in the day prior for a king fish 6hour fishing charter. The day started early at 6.30 were we promptly were taken out to the bay to catch the bait- this was great fun in... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 8 February 2017
Ebony A
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

We booked in the day prior for a king fish 6hour fishing charter. The day started early at 6.30 were we promptly were taken out to the bay to catch the bait- this was great fun in itself. Not long after we were taken out into the bay to find some king fish. The skipper had a wealth of knowledge... More 

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Kaylablack, Owner at Target Fishing Charters, responded to this review

Thank you Ebony for your review and its great to hear you had a great experience on board Target and even though the fishing was hard we are happy to know you enjoyed your day and were well looked after More 

Adelaide
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

While we didn't catch any fish while out for a half day it was still a really nice day. The crew were really nice. I liked that they baited your hooks for you because it meant our fingers didn't get all stinky (you could do it yourself if you really wanted).

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Kerikeri, New Zealand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Thank you so much Trent and Sam for a great day out you looked after us superbly.The fish was beautiful. Unfortunately there was a slight accident at the start whereupon the owner was not interested in the slightest when he saw us off at the wharf yet his staff were very concerned. Hope you have it sorted Ross before the... More 

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Kaylablack, Owner at Target Fishing Charters, responded to this review

Hi Jan many thanks for your review and certainly respect your comments regarding the incident prior to departing and can assure you that has now been addressed. We also apologise if you thought that that the Owner did not show concern. Please rest assured that was not his intention. It was great to hear you had a great charter with... More 

Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016

its not often that u can fish next to a tourist attraction and catch good size fish and some of those fish were personal bests but target charters did just that for of us. Ross trent and especially shane were awesome. some of the boys from aussie caught some good size kingis and snapper we actually threw back 6 legal... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2016 via mobile

My 13 year old son and I took an afternoon Snapper trip and were not disappointed. Ross & Shane made sure we targeted some great spots and hit the water fishing as soon as we stopped. Nothing was too much trouble and they gave great advice ensuring we managed to pull in 4 fish between us and went home with... More 

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Kaylablack, Owner at Target Fishing Charters, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to review. We are happy to hear you and your son enjoyed your afternoon and got a nice feed of snapper to take home for dinner. So pleased we were able to get you out on the water. More 

Surrey, Canada
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2016

We made a reservation with this company before we left Canada two weeks before the actual date. The day of the reservation we emailed the charter company at 7 am to confirm the location of departure for our 2pm snapper fishing trip and no one returned our email until the next day. We also tried calling them but couldn't get... More 

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Thank Susan C
Kaylablack, Owner at Target Fishing Charters, responded to this review

In response to the above I would like to make the following comments. Regarding your comment "didn't follow thru" we find this unjustified due to the fact that on the 17 December 2015 we responded by email to your original email and asked you to provide your accommodation details and also acknowledged a 2pm departure which you were happy with.... More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2015

Four of us went on a 6-hour Kingfishing charter with this company. The 36 foot game fishing lauch was waiting for us at 6am at Russell wharf. After a safety briefing, first stop was to get 40-50 live jack mackerel for bait. Then we went to a known spot that fishes well for Kingfish and after a very short wait... More 

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Kaylablack, Owner at Target Fishing Charters, responded to this review

Thank you Owen, that's awesome you were able to celebrate your birthday fishing charter with success.. We are always happy to have you back any time. Happy customers are what we aim to achieve, thank you for your comments More 

Agnes Water, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2015 via mobile

Trent and Shane were great and they did everything for you. We caught lots of fish. The fish were cleaned and filleted for us, ready to cook. The boat was huge with plenty of room. Highly recommend them for a great day fishing.

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Kaylablack, Owner at Target Fishing Charters, responded to this review

Thanks Annette, its always a pleasure to take people out and give them the best experience we can. Glad you had a great day with lots of fish, enjoy your stay in NZ, More 

Rhyll, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2015 via mobile

Thanks to Ross & Shane. Had a great day fishing. Husband wanted to catch King Fish. Not only one but 2 caught, so husband very happy. We all caught fish with me catching my first John Dory, that's dinner tonight. Plus good size snapper also x 6. Hope to be back for that Marlin with my name on it real... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2015 via mobile

Awesome day, Ross is a brilliant operator and takes you to the places where you are sure to catch the big ones. Deckhand Shane is a great bloke with brilliant knowledge of area and his efforts made our day all the more enjoyable. A must do charter in paihia!!

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