At Rakiura Adventure we partner with two true blue local’s who offer traditional Stewart Island style fishing charters.
Join either ‘Fluff’ Leask on the ‘Rawhiti’ or ‘Chook’ O’Rourke on the ‘Tequila’.
Or – if some of your party aren’t the angling type – send them on one of our other many fantastic adventures!
‘Rawhiti’ – Leask Bay Charters
For a Stewart Island fishing charter that is proudly owned & operated by a Stewart Island local, ‘Fluff’ & his Leask Bay Fishing Charters is your man.
Join him on the the beautiful ‘Rawhiti’ – a gem of vessel that has been here longer than any living Islander!
Listen to a yarn or two, learn about the Island’s history, encounter wildlife and visit places of interest.
Try your hand at catching fish (including the infamous Blue Cod) on a traditional hand-line.
Join in with a group or book a private fishing charter. Fluff is happy to make your adventure as long or as short as you like.
Departure: Halfmoon Bay Wharf
‘Tequila’ – Tequila Fishing Charters
Discover your one-of-a-kind fishing experience on the fishing vessel Tequila, while taking in the spectacular surroundings of Foveaux Strait and Stewart Island.
The wooden F.V. Tequila is 11.38m long, built by Miller & Tunnage in Dunedin and launched in 1992. It is surveyed to carry 12 passengers plus 2 crew. Skipper Anthony O’Rourke ‘Chook’, has extensive local knowledge and over 25 years experience in commercial fishing.
Tequila departs Halfmoon Bay in the mornings and afternoons for a 4-hour fishing trip with wet weather gear, gumboots and hand lines provided.
Chook will demonstrate how to prepare, set and retrieve Cod Pots and how to process the catch once landed (i.e. sorting, filleting). Using traditional hand lines, you will be able to catch your own Blue Cod to take home.
There is a great variety of wildlife living in and around the waters of Stewart Island. Chook and his crew are more than happy to stop and and give you a closer look if you see anything interesting during the trip – so just ask!