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With the farm animals
Snapper catch
Enjoying the spa
Admiring the cattle
Our sign
The swimming lagoon
The beach
The catch
Freespool Boat Charter

We regret that Freespool Boat Charter is currently unable to accept charters and we are unable to accept bookings.


Guests of Rangiputa Retreat have priority booking and reduced rates.

Rangiputa Retreat guests:
NZ$ 275.00 half day (four hours)

People staying elsewhere:
NZ$ 300.00 half day (four hours)

The above prices are for three anglers
Additional anglers: NZ$ 100.00 per trip
Maximum five anglers plus skipper
Additional hours: NZ$ 100.00 per hour

A catch
A catch
The catch
After a kingi fight
Our catch
At speed
Nettin' a snapper
Getting ready for the smoker

Experience the world famous fishing grounds off the Karikari Peninsula with us. As often seen on TV. We can tailor-make your fishing charter from hunting down kingfish, trawling for kahawhi, snapper fishing and soft or traditional bait fishingtechniques.

Freespool is owned and skippered by your host Steve.

Steve has more than 10 years experience fishing the abundant waters of the Karikari Peninsula. He has caught, and released, a lot of fish and pleased a lot of amateur and experienced anglers.

A full safety briefing and instruction is given before departure.

Freespool is a new 7.3 metre alloy Scorpion boat powered by the latest 150 HP Johnson E-tec outboard engine, in current SSM survey for five persons plus skipper, Steve.

The boat has an enclosed wheel-house, cabin, toilet and CD player/radio.

A fishing trip will probably be a highlight of your stay. You may well see dolphins, orcas or the odd turtle. We can guarantee that you will catch fish and have a great day out on the clear blue waters around the Karikari Peninsula.


Our policy means that if someone doesn't manage to catch a fish, they don't have to pay for their share of the charter. (This policy does not, of course, include spectators on board).

All fishing gear, bait and fuel is provided. You can also bring your own rods, bait, drinks, lunch and water toys.

Diving, snorkelling, fun on the water with the kids and sightseeing trips are also available to your choice.

  • Life jackets (including children's) supplied
  • Colour chart plotter/fish finder and VHF radio on board
  • Dive and snorkelling gear available for hire
  • Bait for sale on site
  • Free fishing tuition
  • Fish filleting, smoking and freezing service available
  • Maximum five anglers per trip (plus your skipper)

Steve's Outboard Services

Mobile outboard repairs and servicing. Get your outboard serviced while on holiday at Rangiputa Retreat (or anywhere on the Karikari Peninsula).

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