About Fishmeister

Fishmeister - fishing charters from Mangawhai, north of AucklandThanks for your interest in Fishmeister. Our skipper, Mike, has just had knee replacement surgery so is taking a short break to recover. He’ll be back on the water from January 2021.

Skipper Mike Leese and his family moved from Auckland to Mangawhai Heads in late 2015, providing an opportunity for Mike to invest in a business that represents his true passion of fishing, diving and the great outdoors.

The fish master

Mike has been boating and fishing in New Zealand for over 30 years and among fishing friends is known as “The Master”, hence the company name “Fishmeister”.

Fishmeister is the fourth boat Mike has owned and it was custom built in 2016 to ensure optimal fishing space for customers.

Fishing off Auckland and Mangawhai

For the past ten years, the majority of Mike’s fishing has focussed on the Great Barrier and Mokohinau Islands, in Auckland’s Hauraki Gulf and he knows this territory well.

As customer safety is paramount to Mike, he has supplemented his many years of boating experience with a New Zealand Certificate in Domestic Maritime Operations qualification approved by Maritime NZ.

Mike is also a qualified first aider, marine radio operator and engineer – you’re in safe hands.

Member of the Mangawhai Boating and Fishing Club

Mike’s a member of the Mangawhai Boating and Fishing Club and Fishmeister is available to charter for any of the fishing competitions the club holds throughout the year.