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Over the last few years have been out with Matt at least 10 times. Had some incredible days and even the hard days fishing by Matt's standards outshine some of the other charters I've been on.
October 24, 2017
Fantastic day out on the Black Pearl with a group of great mates. The skipper Matt runs a well oiled operation with great local knowledge of several fishing spots with pretty much most target species getting dragged up ... our day out was finished perfectly with the “ catch and release “ of an absolute monster snapper which will be talked about for years to come! Definitely going again !
October 10, 2019
Took some mates from overseas on an evening charter. Matt, the skipper, as well as being a great host, sure knows his stomping ground, as we came away with a good haul of snapper, which was what we were after.
February 24, 2018James Eades
January 4, 2018
Was awesome afternoon Father caught his first snapper at age 67 .on the fish that day Matt cheers Dude
May 30, 2018
Put us on the biggest kings in nz! Have been on a few charters around the country and the black Pearl is at the top of our list to catch big fish! Cheers black pearl and skipper matt for the best fishing missions ever!
December 7, 2017
Fantastic day today. Thanks heaps Matt what an awesome charter. You were so welcoming and we all had a great time.
March 30, 2018
Awesome trip out... caught about a hundred snapper kept 30!!!! Great day out with Matt... highly recommend
January 22, 2018
Hands down best charter in Wellington. Top quality gear & a skipper full of knowledge. highly recommended. 🐟
December 7, 2017
Awesome day trip out, first time out but will definitely go again, Matt looked after us all very well
October 27, 2017
Awesome morning out on the black pearl this morning. Snapper for the boys, kingi for the queen few kahawai in amongst it too! Great hospitality from Matt! Real down to earth and realistic. Highly recommend to anyone looking to do a fishing charter.
February 15, 2018
Matt is a very relaxed operator, but don't be fooled. Behind the jovial man lies a wealth of fishing knowledge, not just of local Wellington waters. You will receive excellent care and dedication from a passionate skipper who loves to share his enjoyment of fishing with everyone, wether you are an absolute newbie to a seasoned veteran, your time will be structured around making fishing memories. Black Pearl Charters Wellington are one of the best I've had the pleasure of engaging for a fishing fix. I'm not new to fishing and I couldn't fault Matt's operation and cant recommend him enough. Cheers Matt, we will be back for sure.
July 15, 2019
- Kevin Anderson
March 17, 2019
Recommend Black Pearl Charters to anyone! Enjoyed yesterday even in the southerly cold and rain it was a lot of fun! No wind and calm sea. Thanks to Matt for the afternoon! Will be back!
June 24, 2019
Did an awesome evening run with the boys last night and it was absolutely amazing and beautiful. Best charter any of us had been to in Wellington hands down! No over crowding, perfect size and space for 5 to comfortably fish and not just fishing in one single spot! We all went home with a decent amount of fish, was a good selection of Kahawai, Terakihi, Gurnard and Snapper. (There were a few sharks we had to get off the lines but it was great entertainment!) Matt is awesome and friendly, offered us a cuppa / drinks & snacks which we definitely weren't used to on other charters. We are all still buzzing from the trip and planning more to come. Definitely give Matt a call and plan your next charter with him, great value for money and a bloody good bloke!
October 21, 2017
Wonderful day. Matt knows his stuff and the good fishing places around welly coast. Would definitely go out with him again.
March 31, 2018
Another awesome evening out with Matt. As usual he was a great host, the gear is in top condition, boat is fast so gets you in the water quick as and he knows his stuff. fish weren't on the chew hard out but still came away with mixed bag of kahawai, snapper, trevelly, and a good gurnard so can't complain at that! All in all a awesome evening out on the pearl to finish the week off!
November 23, 2018