work up season

The ultimate fishing experience with the ultimate crew.


They say that the excitement of workup fishing is enough to keep you awake all night just thinking about it. If you haven’t experienced it before or don’t know what it is, then we highly recommend getting a crew together and coming out for the fishing experience of a lifetime.

In short, work up season is when schools of pilchards travel into our waters from the north, get attacked from the air by flocks of hungry birds which then creates not only a visual spectacle but also a natural berley trail resulting in a feeding frenzy for larger fish, which in the Hauraki Gulf will mostly be snapper and kingfish. This is the predator hierarchy of the oceans in full thrilling action and if you only go on one fishing trip this year, this should be it.

Not only will you have the time of your life, you’ll also get to fish with and learn from our resident experts, Nathan O’Hearn (Big Angry Fish) and Daniel Dejong (the Fish Freak).


Latest Departure | Summer 12pm | Winter 11am

Minimum PAX 2 | Maximum PAX 20

Full Day Cruise 8hr

8hr Charter $5520 excl. GST. Fishing gear hire $40pp

If you’re interested in an educational day out fishing, learning about the equipment, techniques and best practices, take a look at our learn to fish charters.