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A little bit about the man called
Captain Bucko

CAPTAIN BUCKO is a seasoned & extremely experienced fisherman who truly knows the waters of the magical Bay of Islands as well as the ocean beyond these 144 islands.
Finding the perfect fishing spots requires patience, skill and experience. CAPTAIN BUCKO has a vast amount of knowledge and an instinct for locating fish that is reinforced with the years of experience handed down to him by his ancestors.


So whether you are a fishing expert, or a first timer, CAPTAIN BUCKO fishing charters invites those of all skill levels. He is adept at knowing the signs and seeing where the fish are located. He knows the lures and bait that attract different types of fish and he'll teach you how to make them effective in getting the fish to bite.

Be prepared for more than just a fishing trip! CAPTAIN BUCKO's jovial personality makes for an enjoyable days fishing - he's a renowned local character who'll entertain you with tall tales and fishy jokes. You'll leave happy with what you have seen, heard and done on your day in the bay.


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Whether you are on your own or travelling with a group, there is an experience waiting for you. With 6 options to choose from catering for first time fisherman to total Professional, ranging from 4 to 10 hours - there is a package for you.

Please feel free to give us a call for any further information about our packages or discuss tailor-made options for your group.

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‘Platinum Level fishing at the best possible price!’

Duration: 3.5 - 4 hours – morning or afternoon available.
Maximum: 4-6 anglers
Departs: 6.30am - 7am Paihia, Russell or Waitangi – please confirm location 24 hours prior to departure.
Includes: Fast, safe Charter boat with experienced skipper Captain Bucko, high quality fishing equipment including electrical reels, live bait.
Lunch & Beverages: Bring your own Lunch and water/drinks *Lunch can be provided upon request at an extra charge.

*Shared charter, minimum numbers apply

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‘If its Big Fish you want, then Big Fish you shall catch!’

Duration: 6 hours – morning only.
Maximum: 4 anglers
Departs: 6.30am - 7am from Paihia, Russell or Waitangi – please confirm location 24 hours prior to departure.
Includes: Fast, safe Charter boat with experienced skipper Captain Bucko, high quality fishing equipment including electrical reels, live bait, learn about jigging, fish finder and more.
Lunch & Beverages: Bring your own Lunch and water/drinks *Lunch can be provided upon request at an extra charge.

*Shared charter, minimum numbers apply

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‘Chasing and catching New Zealand’s most popular fish!’

Duration: 5 hours – morning or afternoon available.
Maximum: 4 anglers
Departs: 6.30am - 7am Paihia, Russell or Waitangi – please confirm location 24 hours prior to departure.
Includes: Fast, safe Private Charter boat with experienced skipper Captain Bucko, high quality fishing equipment including electrical reels, live bait.
Lunch & Beverages: Bring your own Lunch and water/drinks

*Lunch can be provided upon request at an extra charge.

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‘Big Snapper and hard fighting Kingfish Charter!’

Duration: 6 hours – morning or afternoon available.
Maximum: 4 anglers
Departs: 6.30am - 7am Paihia, Russell or Waitangi – please confirm location 24 hours prior to departure.
Includes: Fast, safe Private Charter boat with experienced skipper Captain Bucko, high quality fishing equipment including electrical reels, live bait.
Lunch & Beverages: Bring your own Lunch and water/drinks

*Lunch can be provided upon request at an extra charge.

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‘Best chance to catch that Trophy Fish!’

Duration: 10 hours
Maximum: 4 anglers
Departs: 6.30am - 7am Paihia, Russell or Waitangi – please confirm location 24 hours prior to departure.
Includes: Fast, safe Private Charter boat with experienced skipper Captain Bucko, high quality fishing equipment including electrical reels, live bait.
Lunch & Beverages: Bring your own Lunch and water/drinks

*Lunch can be provided upon request at an extra charge.

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‘Deep Sea targets, hapuka, Blue nose, Game fish targets, striped blue black Marlon!’

• Duration: 10 hours
• Maximum: 4 anglers
• Departs: 6.30am - 7am Paihia, Russell or Waitangi – please confirm location 24 hours prior to departure.
• Includes: Fast, safe Private Charter boat with experienced skipper Captain Bucko, high quality fishing equipment including electrical reels, live bait.
• Lunch & Beverages: Bring your own Lunch and water/drinks


*Lunch can be provided upon request at an extra charge.

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Charter depart between 6.30 - 7.00am daily, afternoon trips are available upon request.

Fishing Charters Bay of Islands with Captain Bucko

64 Marsden Road
Paihia
cptnbucko@xtra.co.nz
+64 222 782 462


Our Vessel

100hp
Honda outboard motor
7.0m
Yamaha
0knots
cruising speed
FULL MSA SURVEY
Furuno Electronics
Diawa VIP Rods, Reels & Electric Reels
Onboard Toilet

Proud to practice
Sustainable Fishing


Read Our customers
Reviews


Graeme Sinclair
Gone Fishin' TV presenter

“Had an amazing time with captain bucko, tryed his best to put us on the fish, and eventually we found them, the best boat fishing I’ve ever had, fast and furious, definitely recommend him a great laugh to have as a skipper.”

“What an amazing day! The huge fish we caught are now long gone, but the memories will last a lifetime. Thank you, Captain Bucko, not only for the amazing fishing, but for the jokes, stories and everything that came with it. The kids constantly ask when we can do it again!”

“Absolutely amazing trip, had lots of fun and caught a lot of BIG fish. Bucko is a very knowledgeable skipper and a fisherman. Worth the money guys!”

“Absolutely had a blast with Captain Bucko and his son Boston – what a treat and the Snapper catch was AMAZING! Thank you Bucko and Boston for an amazing fishing experience. We will be back and recommending to everyone we know.  “

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From our Family to Yours
We look forward to seeing you.


With over four generations having served the Bay of Islands and all its glory, comes this very special experience. Sharing not only the history, the culture and the beauty - that are all uniquely New Zealand - but also the family who call this place home. Captain Bucko will take you on a wonderful kiwi experience that you will never forget.