Some people are just born to be on the ocean. Stacky realised at a very young age that the ocean is where he wanted to be. He’d watch commercial captains come back to port while he was fishing off the Whangamata wharf and dreamt one day that would be him. At the age of 12 he got an invitation to fish the legendary waters of Hawaii and landed a 351lb Blue Marlin. He was hooked!!! Stacky spent many years fishing the waters off Whitianga, Tairua and Whangamata commercially, both crayfishing and long lining so the reefs like the back of his hand. In his spare time he’d chase kingfish, snapper and marlin by himself and with his fishing mates. A year with one of Tairua’s popular charter Companies gave Stacky the taste for fishing tourism and he was hooked. Now Stacky is doing the business day in day out for Skyline Charters and its customers. He looks forward to taking you on a fishing adventure you will never forget.
Nadz is well regarded as one of the Coromandel’s best chefs. He trained under a number of top NZ chefs before running his own restaurant ‘Shells’ in Tairua for many years. Nadz retired from the restaurant game to devote more time to his family life, and Skyline was quick to secure his services. Nadz loves his fishing, and cooking seafood for people is his passion. If you’re here for an extended stay in Tairua we can get Nadz involved cooking up your catch to enjoy.
We have a dedicated on shore team ready to ensure a smooth process in the planning of your adventure. Our on shore team look after all the administration and trip planning as well as maintenance, training and safety planning for our fleet.
“I’ve always loved Tairua and what it has to offer. My vision is to build a world class fishing business that brings people from around the world to enjoy our little slice of paradise. I love fishing myself and any spare time I have, I am out on my own boat Valhalla chasing swords, marlin or snapper. We have some exciting things planned here in Tairua including one of the world’s first professional fishing skipper schools. We’d love for you to be a part of the action” .......Sky