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Wish4Fish Trips

We are a registered charity and provide our services without charge to participants. Although we can’t guarantee you will catch fish every trip, we can promise you a great day out on the water.


Due to the recent weather conditions we are having to reschedule a number of trips which will inevitably cause a few delays, so please be patient, we will do our very best to get to your registration of interest as soon as we can.  Thank you for your understanding :)

Come out on the boat

If you have a physical disability or mental unwellness and are interested in going out with Wish4Fish then simply register below and we’ll be in contact as soon as we can.

Nominate someone

Do you know someone with a physical disability or mental unwellness, or someone who is suffering hardship or having a really bad time? Simply register below and we’ll be in touch as soon as we can to see if we can help.

For organisations

Does your organisation work with people with disabilities or mental unwellness? Are you interested in arranging a charter trip for one or more of the people you work with? Register below and we’ll be in touch as soon as we can.

What to expect

Once you submit the application form we’ll be in touch to understand your needs and to set things in motion for your trip.

Please note that we have been extremely busy with applications so please be patient, we will do our best to get to you as soon as we can.

Frequently asked questions

How much does it cost?

The service is free, we do not charge for the service. If you wish to make a donation that would be very much appreciated but entirely up to you, there is no obligation at all.

Where are you based?

We are based in Tauranga but also provide trips from Thames Coromandel, Auckland and Whangarei. We plan to provide trips further afield in time – so if this is of interest please keep in touch for updates or drop us an email and we’ll be in touch.

Do I need to bring fishing gear or bait?

No, we are happy to provide all the fishing equipment and bait for the day. We’ll have the gear for the fish we are targeting, all you need to do is turn up for the day and have fun.

What happens if the weather forecast is not good?

If the weather conditions are not appropriate for your trip we will postpone it to another day. We’ll try to give you notice if the weather forecast isn’t good, but ultimately the skipper reserves the right to postpone a trip because safety is our highest priority.

How long are the trips?

Our trips are usually around 4 hours. We often run trips from 10am to 2pm but weekend trips may be slightly longer. Once your trip is confirmed we’ll send all the details well in advance of your trip.

Is it safe?

Wish for Fish practices an extremely high level of safety and has strict policies in place, complying with all Maritime New Zealand safety standards including experienced, qualified skippers and crew.

P 022 13 400 42

Make a donation

Make a donation today and empower individuals with a physical or mental disability, illness or financial hardship, to benefit from the confidence building and therapeutic freedom of being on NZ’s ocean waters.


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