Sirocco Fishing Charters have been chartering out of Moeraki since 1999. In March 2019 Ezifish Charters acquired the ownership and operations of Sirocco Charters Limited. Ezifish knows a good thing when they see it and will continue to provide top-of-the-line Charters from Moeraki to customers from all over the world. Our deck-hands and Skippers have many years of experience and will help you take your catch off the hook and fillet your fish ready for you to take home or cook when you have landed.
CHARTERS FROM MOERAKI
Moeraki is an authentic seaside village and offers some of the best fishing in the South Island. Our charters in Moeraki are tailored to ensure you enjoy the South Island scenery as well as catching an array of fish. You'll spend the day out in the open water fishing for Blue Cod, Hāpuka, Terakihi, Sea Perch, and anything else that bites!
(Spring & Summer start time 7 - 12p.m & 12.30-5.30p.m
Autumn & Winter: 7.30 a.m. -- 1p.m.
Price includes rods)
We try to give as many people the experience of fishing with us where possible, therefore Ezifish Charters reserves the right to book our charters to the minimum capacity of 12 passengers which may result in some parties boat sharing.
A charter can be booked for a private hire - price available upon request.
There is a 15% surcharge for charters booked on public holidays. See a list of New Zealand pubic holidays here.
From July 1st 2019 single use plastic bags were banned throughout New Zealand, therefore we ask customers bring their own reusable, preferably sealable, containers for storing fish when they board a charter.
From July 1st, 2020 all Blue Cod caught in Otago waters must be landed in a measurable state. Ezifish Charters will have limited onboard processing with onshore filleting upon request.
Health and hygiene have always been of utmost importance on our vessels and even more so during the COVID-19 pandemic. Throughout the duration of the charter, we encourage thorough and regular handwashing and sanitizing. For the safety of our crew and your fellow passengers please cough and sneeze into your elbow and stay home if you are feeling unwell or if you have a fever.
There are no social distancing practices in Alert Level 1
Ezifish Charters will require information from all passengers in your booked group in order to keep a record for contact tracing, as mandated by the NZ Government.
The Sirocco operates under the New Zealand Safe Ship Management Policy, (MSA No 106118).
The Sirocco carries all safety and navigational equipment including echo (depth/fish) sounder, radar and GPS.
It has a full survey with life jackets and life rings for 20 passengers. The 55-foot ex-Western Australian Crayfishing boat was built in 1989 by Sea Chrome Marine, Fremantle. It's 700-horsepower Fiat engine provides a cruising speed of 12 knots and a maximum speed of 18 knots.
The 33 foot deck area allows plenty of space for customers.
Plenty of inside and outside seating.
We can also provide accommodation at "The Lodge" for up to 20 people. Sleeping arrangements are bunks and you need to bring your own sleeping bag/duvet and towels. Full self-catering kitchen facilities are available. Great lounge and BBQ area for the whole team to relax in after a hard days fishing.
$40 per person, per night.
“ I have been on many day fishing charters in different parts of the world. Without a doubt this was one of the best. The boat, the Captain, the crew and the location were all terrific. I really appreciated the dedication of the Captain to ensure that we would get fish. He shifted location many times whenever we weren’t getting constant bites. The fact that two crew members filleted and individually bagged our haul was especially gratifying. I strongly recommend the Sirocco fishing experience to anyone who has the good fortune to get to Moeraki.”
- Larry Kern, USA