Bream Bay Charters

Charter fishing aboard SUMO


About Us - Bream Bay Fishing Charters

Our Story

Steve Martinovich ( Sumo Steve ) has been operating Bream Bay Charters for 31 seasons. Previosly using the fabulous local 12 meter charter boat Cara J and more recently using his near new 14 meter boat SUMO.

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Bream Bay Charters Limited is now based in Marsden Cove Marina with our 14 meter Vessel SUMO, Sumo is permanently moored at berth C9 in the Marsden Cove Marina only a short 1.5 hour drive north of the Auckland Harbour Bridge. Bream Bay charters is owned and operated by local charter fisherman Stephen Martinovich ( Sumo Steve ). now fishing his 32nd season as a charter skipper, Sumo Steve's experience and expertise as a skipper is second to none.

In 2017 SUMO was the new replacment vessel. She is clean, comfortable, safe and solidly reliable. SUMO has been fastidiously maintained in as new condition.  She travels at a quick 13 -18 knots to maximise your fishing time and with room for up to 16 fishing in comfort, she is the ideal fishing platform.

The Skipper Sumo Steve

Skipper Steve Martinovich has over 31 years chartering experience charter fishing locally. He built CARA J himself in his workshop at home at Ruakaka Beach and had been successfully fishing CARA J and now  SUMO in beautiful Bream Bay ever since. He is regularly fishing from the Whangarei Harbour out to the Hen & Chicken Islands, Moko Hinau Islands, along the Tutukaka Coast and everywhere in between. He prides himself on putting his clients “onto the fish” and many of them have successfully won numerous prizes in fishing contests over the years with some wonderful catches, many of oif those fish being personal best catches.

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The Trips

Bream Bay Charters offer many trip options, we can tailor one to suit you.

  • From relaxed 4.5hr twilight evening line fishing trips. Starting at $140 PP
  • Full day line fishing trips to the Hen & Chickens Islands. Starting at $180 PP
  • Moko Hinau Islands 11 hour big day trips. Starting at $250 PP
  • Overnight and multi day trips and contests, tailored to your needs.

All targeting - Snapper, John Dory, Kahawai, Mau Mau, Trevally and Kingfish

  • Hire rods available $30 PP
  • Bait supply available on request $30 PP
  • Big Game Fishing adventures & contests. Jan - May (all international tackle supplied)
  • Targeting - Marlin, Tuna, Sharks, Mahi mahi & Kingfish.
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The Boat SUMO

SUMO is a 14 metre long fully surveyed purpose built Charter Vessel, she has a high speed planing hull and is configured as a sedan single level style launch, designed to get there quickly, comfortably and safely. She is solidly built to full MSA Survey for 23 passengers passengers outside harbour, with lifejackets and all the other required MSA safety equipment aboard.

The SUMO is constructed from composite wood & fibreglass & was purchased by Steve in 2017

Steve now maintains her in tip top condition, always ready for the next fishing adventure. With her high powered diesel engine, she can easily cruise at 13-18 knots

SUMO has full and the latest Electronic Aids including Digital dopler Radar, Sea structure G.P.S., Hi Powered Multi Frequency Chirp digital Sounder also Low power analouge Sounder plus side scanning sounder, EPIRB, VHF radios, Auto Pilot and Auto Anchor.

She has a large internal undercover cabin area with overnight accommodation for up to 6 guests as well as a full galley, dinette and lavatory.

SUMO has good quality line fishing rods and reels available for hire. She is also Big Game rigged with International Tackle, outriggers and game chair. She features an extra-large fishing cockpit, with ice boxes and bait stations and a small BBQ.

Call or text Sumo Steve now on 0274 749751 for any enquiries

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SUMO is moored at:

Marsden Cove Marina, Berth c9 - Marsden point Northland, Whangarei Harbour, New Zealand.

We have a second pickup point at Mcleod’s Bay wharf.

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