Snapper Express Fishing Charters has been operating for 5 years out of Waikawau boat ramp 20 min north from Thames.
The mussel farms and the Firth of Thames are an awesome place to fish everything from the pannies to those solid old moochers but landing some of those big snapper - that's where the art comes in. Imagine this - a slight tap on the rod, within seconds the tip is bent to the water line and mono is screaming off your reel at a great pace. Several things race through your mind - you can either lock up the drag and hope it all holds together, or let him run and bust you off in the ropes or, ring Buster from Snapper Express fishing charters and book a trip as it is no use imagining it - just get out there and do it.
Dive trips and sightseeing trips can be arranged to suit your needs, whales and dolphins come to feed and can often be seen June - September.
The owner and skipper of Snapper Express is Eric (Buster) Carter. He has all the qualification so you can be assured that you are in the safest of hands and to make it more enjoyable he knows where the fish are and how to put them in the bin.
You will find Snapper Express Fishing Charters located only a short drive from Thames in Te Mata.