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Captain Bucko Fishing Charters

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Paihia 2020, New Zealand
+64 22 278 2462
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Great if you're a man....

We booked a trip for just the 2 of us. Yet another chauvinistic charter run by someone who lacks... read more

Reviewed 11 May 2016
via mobile
Great fishing on really choppy seas

Captain Bucko you are the best! What an enjoyable trip with you back in February on that really... read more

Reviewed 26 April 2016
Ashburton, New Zealand
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Hi I hope that what you see here (good or bad) will give the information you need to hopefully make you want to come fishing with me in the bay of islands We always do our best to have you walk away from your fishing experience happy and with a nice bag in hand to put on the bbqWe look after the young and old teaching as you go. Please call me to have a talk about your trip.
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  • Very good1%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible8%
11 May 2016
“Great if you're a man....”
26 Apr 2016
“Great fishing on really choppy seas”
Paihia 2020, New Zealand
+64 22 278 2462

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Reviewed 11 May 2016 via mobile

We booked a trip for just the 2 of us. Yet another chauvinistic charter run by someone who lacks respect for women and is teaching his son the same. They were rude, not customer focused and overpriced for the grade of boat and quality of...More

11  Thank dynamicchick
Reviewed 26 April 2016

Captain Bucko you are the best! What an enjoyable trip with you back in February on that really rough day. We nearly turned back, but after catching our bait you found the King Fish for us and we forgot about the conditions. Well done for...More

1  Thank dennisjaniceanthony
Reviewed 16 April 2016

We booked charter weeks in advance. Arrived in paihia night before after a 4 hour drive to receive a 'text' from this guy at 6pm saying charter we booked for 7am next day has been cancelled, no phone call, no proactive assistance in trying to...More

9  Thank wayner599
Reviewed 27 March 2016 via mobile

Captain Bucko is a class act. Treats everyone with respect and loves to crack jokes. Would recommend him to anyone. And the fishing was great.

Thank Peter B
Reviewed 15 March 2016 via mobile

Bucko took my wife and I out for a fish on a beautiful BOI day. This was her first charter and she was 5 months pregnant. No one was catching anything but Bucko's persistence and local knowledge paid off with a good haul in the...More

Thank Thomas_matt
Reviewed 20 February 2016 via mobile

Well Bucko what can I say ? I have been fishing since I was old enough to hold a rod, I have also been on countless fishing charters and I have to say NOTHING HAS COMPARED TO THIS EVER !!!! Hands down the best charter...More

Thank Perrin N
Reviewed 13 February 2016

Three brothers from England went out for a morning fishing trip with Captain Bucko who was very helpful. We first caught some small bait and then moved on to find the large kingfish which we were catching throughout the trip. We also viewed the Dolphins...More

Thank Andrew T
Reviewed 13 February 2016 via mobile

We went out this morning targeting King fish and came back with more than enough. Thanks Buck and Boston we had a great time and we will see you in October for snapper. Keith Lynch

2  Thank Keith-E-Lynch
Reviewed 10 February 2016 via mobile

Had the best time in the bay of islands in NZ captain bucko was professional and helpful would definitely recommend this fishing charter he helped drop the live bait into the water as the kingfish were so aggressive they would hit the bait before it...More

Thank Clay1985
Reviewed 31 January 2016 via mobile

My partner & I went on this charter on the 23 January. Captain & Boston were nice enough people,however they never gave us the opportunity to do anything on the boat which took the experience of fishing away as we had to let them handle...More

7  Thank James C
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Brittney A
22 March 2016|
Response from Cosmoss | Reviewed this property |
The big kingfish are only about half an hour offshore so no need to travel far. He doesn't do Marlin etc
25 June 2015|
Response from buck l | Property representative |
this site will not let me send my email you will have to go to my web site to contact me
10 May 2015|
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Response from buck l | Property representative |
How many people and what do you want to fish for