Our Operation

We are an Auckland based fishing charter operating out of Sandspit Harbour, a 45 minute drive north of the Auckland Harbour Bridge. It puts us close to some amazing fishing year round. We can also launch from Gulf Harbour, Whangaparaoa (weekdays only) and Westhaven Marina, Auckland CBD (weekdays only).

Our boat is a custom built Surtees 750 Game Fisher. New for 2018, it is equipped with the latest Minn Kota electric motor, Garmin electronics, live bait tank, tuna tubes, flushing electric toilet, blue tooth stereo & BBQ. It is powered by a 250 hp 4 stroke Honda to get you to the fish faster.

We can offer extended, multi-day trips to places like Great Barrier Island.

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Plan Your Trip

We are happy to customise any trip you want from sightseeing to game fishing. Depending on the weather, we can employ a mixture of techniques to target different species throughout the day.

The boat is available for multi day trips to places like Great Barrier Island. We can arrange accommodation for you on the island.


$1250 per day. Approx. 8 hours. Maximum 6 people.

$750 per half dayApprox. 4 hours. Maximum 6 people.

Price includes GST. We supply all lure fishing tackle and ice. Full tuition provided. You are welcome to bring your own fishing tackle.


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Snapper Fishing

At Northside Adventures we take an exciting mobile approach to hunt snapper year round. We can comfortably travel a long distance on a full day charter to take advantage of any seasonal hotspots. We target snapper using a combination of softbaits, slow jigs, micro jigs, jigs & livebaits. One of our favorite forms of fishing is targeting big snapper in shallow water with softbaits. This style of lure fishing demands a stealthy approach and our Minn Kota electric motor is perfect for the task.

A big snapper hitting your lure in shallow water then tearing line off your reel is an exhilarating and addictive experience.

We encourage the catch and release of larger, resident fish.

We also fish the deeper areas of the Gulf year round. Our boat is particularly well suited for chasing work-ups. These feeding frenzies are not just exciting to fish – they can be visually stunning and will often have whales and dolphins in attendance, along with the masses of diving gannets.

We carry the latest fishing equipment to take advantage of any opportunity that presents itself.

Kingfish, kahawai, trevally, gurnard and john dory are all common bycatches when lure fishing for snapper.


We target kingfish throughout the year using a variety of techniques.
One of the most exciting and visual styles is topwater fishing using stickbaits, poppers and large softbaits.
Deeper down, we’ll use livebaits and jigs to tempt them.

The raw power of these incredible fish has to be experienced to be believed. We use top quality gear to give you the best chance of landing that fish of a lifetime.