"The Gambler" Fishing Charters

    "Less time travelling, more time fishing"

Mick Goodin is the owner / operator of The Gambler fishing charters out of the Bay of Plenty port of Whakatane, New Zealand which has been rated by top fishing correspondents as New Zealand's best all round fishing destination. Together they offer a professional service second to none.

Mick, the skipper, has had fishing experience of 45 years and has been charter fishing in the Bay of Plenty for over 16 years. He holds a current Commercial Launch Masters Ticket.

Josh, our deckie and second skipper is very experienced (and now is fully qualified) .  You can take all your catch home whole or Josh is able to fillet your fish on board for a small charge or professionally smoke and vacuum pack your fish overnight at very favourable rates.  You can take your fish frames home with you or they can be donated to locals.  Nothing is wasted.  

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View the latest boys playing with Kingis in Feb 2016 here....
Watch Mick and Geoff talk about fishing in Whakatane
on board the Gambler

A total package of fishing and accommodation will give you a homely atmosphere and great fishing. Not many fishing areas in the world can boast a live active Volcano (White Island) within 25 miles of their home port (Whakatane). Awesome fishing with a wonderful close up view of the Island. It is a unique and memorable day on the water.

We can improve your odds with personal service and great fishing.