We Cater For Groups

Guaranteed a great day’s fishing

Nice Catch!

Local knowledge and the best fishing gear

Deepwater Bluenose

A day out lands a big catch

The Rodfather Charters

Locally owned and operated

Fishing Trips

The RodFather fishing and diving charters are available year round and all levels of fishing experience are welcome.

We offer half, full day and evening fishing charters and provide all the fishing gear you’ll need. We also ice, fillet and bag your fish for you to take home and enjoy.

Our expert advice and knowledge in all aspects of fishing is freely given and Steve your Skipper is passionate about making sure you have a fantastic time.

Fishing Gear: We supply the latest and highest quality Shimano and Daiwa rods and reels.  We fish the latest techniques including jig fishing and stick baiting.

All tackle, soft baits and lures are provided by us however if you would like to bring your own gear please feel free to do so.

Onboard Catering: We are able to provide catering for groups by prior arrangement.

What to bring: The Rodfather provides the skipper, plus all tackle, soft bait, lures, ice, fuel and expert tuition.  You are welcome to bring your own rods & reels and whatever you would like to eat and drink.

Dress for the conditions: Winter fishing is great however it can get cold on the water so bring some warm windproof clothes and good footwear.

Sea sickness is no fun for you or the other passengers, so we recommend pre-arranging some remedies from Kaikoura Hunting & Fishing if you are prone to motion sickness.

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