Snap Fishing Ventures

Categories: Auckland
Share Listing Reviews Local
Snap Fishing Ventures
Our Boats
Aegir 28" Sports Fishing ($1500 Whole Boat Includes Rods/reels/lures/tuition Etc - Max 6 People)
Gulf Cat 35" Catamaran (starts At $2000 Whole Boat With 8 People And Includes Rods/reels/lures/ Tuition Etc - 10 Max $240pp For Extras)
Eagle Magic 42" Luxury Fishing ($3500 Whole Boat Includes Rods/lures Etc)

At Snap Fishing Ventures we have designed and developed the components, so that you can put together a package and personalise your "Kiwi experience" of Auckland/New Zealand's beautiful and bountiful natural assets . We are very passionate about showing you the Hauraki Gulf including the Conservation Islands and Marine Parks, Bird Life (25% of all sea birds in the world), great Fishing and Marine Life and just hanging out on a secluded beach (BBQ, swimming and exploring). We want to ensure that your Kiwi experience is simply breathtaking.

Nik and Elke Key have held a life long ambition to host and entertain guests from all walks of life. We also offer accommodation and a look into the Kiwi Lifestyle nestled amongst the native Kauri trees in the Waitakere Ranges. We pride ourselves on delivering true Kiwi hospitality from a family based venture!

Finally we would like to make sure you can reflect on these experiences by recording the highlights with video and still photography, so you can show your friends and families what you have been up to!

We go wide in search of workups (Whales, Dolphins and birds working the bait) and areas we know hold good fish. We supply all the latest top of the line fishing equipment – rods (Penn, Shimano, Ocean Angler and Catch), reels (Penn, Accurate, Ocean Angler and Shimano), lures (Inchinku and Kabura Jigging) and salt ice. We also teach you how to find and catch the fish using this light gear, utilising 35 years of experience in the Hauraki gulf.
Nik (Capt Snap) has been fishing the beautiful and bountiful Hauraki Gulf since a child (over 40 years).

Having fished this area extensively all year round and for many years, and through determination and local knowledge, Nik understands how and why this area fishes. Nik writes "how to" articles for NZ FishingNews, and fishing reports for He is also interviewed and provides the Hauraki Gulf fishing report on Radio Live.

Around 2004 Nik started using softbaits/plastics and metal lures with great success, and it became an important way to fish. In 2007 his team entered into the first ever Berkley Gulp softbait competition in NZ and took home the inaugural prize.

Nik takes pride in showing others what he has learnt over the past 15 years of intensive lure fishing. He will also show you how to setup your gear, how to find the bait and workups and how to fish them!

Cheers Capt Nik

Snap Fishing Ventures
Snap Fishing Ventures
Snap Fishing Ventures
Snap Fishing Ventures
Snap Fishing Ventures
Snap Fishing Ventures
Snap Fishing Ventures
Snap Fishing Ventures
Snap Fishing Ventures


Eat and Drink

  • Swashbucklers Bar and Restaurant - Auckland (0.0 miles) - Swashbucklers is Auckland's iconic, preeminent 'destination' seafood dining experience, ...
  • Johnny Barr's American Restaurant Bar & Grill - Auckland CBD (0.3 miles) - Johnny Barr's is an upscale American Diner featuring classic American dishes and drinks with an ...
  • The Conservatory - Auckland (0.4 miles) - The Conservatory is the only bar of it's kind in Asia Pacific, the first ever actual LIVING bar ...
  • O'Hagan's Irish Bar - NO HIRE FEE - Auckland (0.5 miles) - Situated in the heart of Auckland’s bustling Viaduct Harbour, O’Hagans Irish Pub is the perfect ...
  • Bocado - Auckland (0.6 miles) - Pillow filled breads with exotic fillings from Asian, Spanish to bacon and egg.These filled breads a...

See and Do

  • Snap Fishing Ventures Auckland (0.0 miles) - At Snap Fishing Ventures we have designed and developed the components, so that you can put together...
  • Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour So SPA Auckland (0.3 miles) - So SPA is our finely calibrated response to the needs of a busy lifestyle. Where you will find the f...
  • Auckland Seaplanes Auckland (0.3 miles) - AUCKLAND SEAPLANES operates from the Auckland Harbour Aerodrome from where the first pioneering flyi...
  • Auckland Whale & Dolphin Safari Auckland (0.6 miles) - Auckland Whale & Dolphin Safari make it easy to experience the astonishingly abundant wildlife of th...
  • Auckland Hop On Hop Off Explorer Auckland (0.6 miles) - The Auckland Hop On Hop Off Explorer sightseeing tour visits Auckland’s big 14 attractions with fu...


  • The Vault Design Store - Ponsonby (0.9 miles) - The Vault design store was founded by current owners Sarah and Philip Solaris with the vision of sho...
  • - Devonport, Auckland (2.4 miles) - New Zealand made cultural art and gifts from local talent. Proudly supporting local New Zealand artis...


Snap Fishing Ventures
15 Westhaven Dr, St Marys Bay
North Island
New Zealand

Get Our Brochure

SFV - Gulf Cat.pdf


Nobody has reviewed Snap Fishing Ventures yet, Be the first.

Booking Enquiry Form

You are submitting a booking enquiry. Snap Fishing Ventures will then contact you by email with details of availability and prices.