Your skipper - Eugen de Bruyn
Your wish is his command!
Born and raised in West Auckland I have spent the best part of my life chasing and catching fish in our local waters. This was initially from shore but I moved into boat fishing at the earliest opportunity and began fishing the inner Auckland harbour and venturing out into the Hauraki Gulf.
With bigger boats came fishing in more distant spots and I began cutting my teeth and gaining recognition by placing winning fish on the scales at fishing contests like the KING OF THE GULF and LIONS CLUB CONTESTS.
It wasn't long before I was bitten by the gamefishing bug and the early modest boats began covering the gamefishing grounds out from Tutukaka, Whakatane and the west coast waters off the Manukau. A few big fish were lost on those early trips!
Gaining a commercial launchmasters certificate with sea time on both New Zealand charter boats and on charter boats overseas while on working holidays gave me international experience with customer skills, boatmanship and polishing those gamefishing skills. The most recent experience was crewing on the famous super sportfisher ULTIMATE LADY on a trip to the Wanganella banks.
My first charter boat was commissioned in 1988, a 28ft Rayglass sportfisher. This was updated to a diesel powered center cabin boat SEA GENIE. Sea Genie won an envious reputation as a fish catcher, snapper and kingfish in the Hauraki Gulf and a proven gamefish catcher with in excess of a hundred marlin caught from local Manukau waters and on the east coast all the way to the Three Kings, placing well in contests like the Houhora one base along the way.
This was not easy work in a boat this size I can assure you. A highlight was the respectable Broadbill swordfish caught single handed out from North Cape, topping off over a dozen solo striped marlin catches over this time. Many friends and customers managed their first marlin on this boat all the while conducting charter fishing for snapper in local waters.
Later years has seen the need to accommodate customers on a more stable, comfortable boat with more space and conveniences. Charters aboard our current boat CYGNET II will not find wanting with the comfort, condition and fish worthiness of this purpose built hard chine planing charter boat. Of course the same level of attention has been given to all customers over these years with our motto "Your wish is our command".
For the more adventurous we have the 28 foot custom built Extreme alloy craft REEFRUNNER. It has a centre cabin and walkaround decks built for lure fishing, casting and West Coast game fishing.
It has been a full time business at SEA GENIE CHARTERS, dealing with customers to fulfill their trip and fishing objectives, maintaining our vessels and equipment to the highest standard to ensure reliability. I take great pride in our unblemished safety record over this time with no incidents. I am also grateful to the many customers who have become fishing friends over all these years, many still wetting a line and recapping our experiences on trips.
Contact Eugen now to book your next fishing trip.