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The Captain and Owner

Trent has been fishing ever since he was a young boy. Growing up on the Whangaparaoa coast, he first learned to fish with a bamboo rod, reeling in piper and baitfish. This childhood hobby grew to a passion as he began pulling 20 pound snapper off the rocks and with the offer to spend time on a commercial fishing vessel, Trent’s dream became his career.

5 years later with a skipper’s ticket, the real Wildblue adventure began.

Here are a few things you should know about your captain’s experience:

  • Has spent 5 years on deep sea fishing vessels in New Zealand waters
  • Another 2 years on super yachts in the Mediterranean Sea
  • Big game fishing in Australia, the South Pacific and Hawaii
  • Obtained his New Zealand Offshore Masters 500 t qualification, and
  • A MEC5 engineer’s ticket
  • Multiple tournament winner with Blue Marlin, Black Marlin and Giant Bluefin Tuna up to 1000 pounds
  • IGFA line class Bay of Islands Swordfish Club record holder

Trent has operated some of New Zealand’s finest sport fishing charters, fishing from the wild West Coast of New Zealand’s south island all the way up to Three Kings Islands.

Ready to go that extra mile to secure you the trophy fish of a lifetime, you simply can’t beat a fishing experience with your expert captain, Trent Boult.

The Vessel

 

 

M.V Wildblue is a 12.2 metre (40 ft) purpose-built sports fishing vessel built by Salthouse NZ in 1996.

Designed and built as a charter vessel to catch Marlin and inshore species she has a large cockpit suitable to fish up to 10 anglers.

Powered by a 360 hp Volvo engine, she can cruise all day at 16 knots to get you to the best fishing locations fast and safe. She also features dual controls in the fly bridge and cockpit, 2 large live bait tanks for our Kingfish and Snapper baits, Tuna tubes for large live bait trolling and plenty of space for your catch to be stored on ice for freshness.

A large duckboard with a boarding ladder leads onto a large cockpit with a Relax game chair which also converts to a picnic table for those summer evening nibbles and drinks. We use Furuno electronics to find fish with the safety features of radar and GPS for navigation.

With the modern features of a full galley and large comfortable saloon, 2 hot showers, a full flush outside toilet with holding tank for the environment and multiple bed configurations, we can cater for the novice or professional fisherman or woman.