The Rodfather

For The Ultimate Fishing Experience.

If You Love Crayfish

Come and help catch the Kaikoura delicacy

Best days fishing!

Hard to beat fishing on the Rodfather

Experience the latest electric reels

The best fishing gear in Kaikoura

Deep Water Bluenose

Kaikoura is the place to find them

South Island Blue Cod

Enjoy another of our local delicacies

Come Fishing With Us

We’ll make sure you have a great day!

Fishing Trips & Charters In Kaikoura With The Rodfather

Kaikoura is the only seaside town where the mountains meet the sea. Kaikoura has one of the most diverse marine environments in the world. The south island township is located right under the mountains and only a short distance from the deep under water Kaikoura canyons. This is the home of many marine mammals like the mighty sperm whale, dolphins and seals a vast array of sea birds like the spectacular Royal Albatross.

We are lucky to have some of the best waters for fishing charters that New Zealand has to offer.

Our Kaikoura fishing tours vary, can be tailor made to suit with all gear supplied. We also offer exclusive charters. One very popular trip is the two hour which the target species are Blue Cod, Perch and of course the Kaikoura delicacy Crayfish or Lobster.

Other fishing trips can be 3 or 4 hours for Blue Cod Perch and Crayfish. Also an 8-hour deep water Groper and Blue Nose charter, fishing to depths as deep as 500 meters.

To enjoy the ultimate fishing adventure and charters in Kaikoura with the Rodfather please contact us or call us on 0800 763 328 or email us at

Booking Enquiries

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Contact Rodfather

For Bookings, Ph: 0800 763 328

Our Location

South Bay Main Marina, Moa Road, Kaikoura, 7300 Need directions?. Or call the skipper on 027 331 3855