Enchanter Fishing



Captain: Lance Goodhew

17m offshore registered charter vessel for NZ waters. Twin Diesel powered.Sleeps 8 passengers in single berths. Full walk around, stable fishing platform. Complete liveaboard amenities incl; full galley, refrigeration, freezerand 3 tonne iced fish hold. Full sized toilet and shower. Fully enclosed bridge seats 10. Large saloon and entertainment capacity. TV/ DVD, 24/ 240v power outlets.Divetank and extensive rod storage and floodlights for nightime fishing, Live bait wells.Full safety requirements under Maritime NZ.

Cova Rose

Captain : Rhys Lark

17m offshore registered charter vessel for NZ waters. Twin Diesel Powered.Sleeps 8 passengers in single berths.Full walk around, stable fishing platform.Large deck with inside outside entertainment areas. Full liveaboard amenities incl : full galley, refrigeration and freezers,large fish iced fish hold, BBQ. Full sized toilet and shower including watermaker. Air conditioning.24/240v power outlets.Dive Tank and extensive rod storage, flood lights for nightime fishing, Live bait wells. Full safety requirements under Maritime NZ.

Pacific Invader

Captain: Philip Wright

Pacific Invader is our third vessel is another 17m Markos, an offshore registered charter vessel for NZ waters. Twin Diesel powered. Sleeps 8 passengers in a large airy accommodation single and double berths. Full walk around, stable fishing platform. Complete liveaboard amenities incl; full galley, refrigeration, freezer and 2 large iced fish holds and iced drink hold. Toilet and shower. Large saloon and entertainment capacity. TV, 24/ 240v power outlets. Plenty of rod storage and floodlights for night time fishing. Large Live bait well. Full safety requirements under Maritime NZ.


Enchanter Fishing Charters is the long range fishing specialists of New Zealand, running the two vessels to cover the best of the best fishing New Zealand has to offer. We get to remote places to target big fish. We strive for success. Our team at Enchanter Fishing Charters complement each other and work together to provide a memorable and exciting fishing adventure to each and every group. Meet the team….

Lance Goodhew

Lance and Michelle Goodhew established Enchanter Fishing Charters in 1995. Lance has a passion for the sea and fishing, dedicates his life to living on the ocean aboard Enchanter for over 300 days per year for the past 20 years. He is the captain of Enchanter and runs the operation, he runs a tight ship and highly motivated crew. He is a qualified offshore master and has extensive knowledge and experience in the industry and working in these extreme environments. His dedication and passion for fishing sees him provide his clients with the ultimate fishing experience. Always hunting out new areas and new challenges for his anglers, he’s not happy unless you are fishing to the limit, always striving for bigger, better and non-stop action. He will push you to your limit and beyond to land the fish of your dreams. Lance prides himself on results and providing top notch entertainment, professional service and value for dollar. Lance makes no mission too small as he puts a huge amount of energy into maximum enjoyment for every group, hence why Enchanter Fishing Charters is becoming a world renown jigging and top water charter fishing specialists in New Zealand and groups return year after year.

Rhys Lark

Rhys Lark is a qualified Offshore Master Unlimited, Master class 4 Engineer. Rhys has extensive back ground in both commercial and gamefishing with over 15 years working commercially in the Far North Three Kings area as well as locations world wide. Rhys is a steadfast and level leadedship captain who takes pride in his vessel and quality of customer service on board Cova Rose. Rhys is a true professional and runs a tight ship, with a focus on giving customers a variety of fishing experiences. His back ground in commercial fishing the extensive area we fish has complimented our business giving us a captain with a life time of local knowledge, proven sea capabilities with a passion to catch fish and go the extra mile. Working extended offshore destinations such as the Three Kings and West Coast of the South Island takes a confident skipper that is able to adapt to all situations including weather, sea and of course fishing techniques including a raft of different fishing abilities to be able to deliver the results Enchanter Fishing Charters is renowned for. Rhys manages our second vessel the Cova Rose and her crew to the high level of expectations our return clients are delivered for every trip.

Philip Wright "Nip"

Philip Wright (aka Nip) is captian of Pacific Invader. He has been with Enchanter Fishing for a number of seasons and is now a qualified skipper, Nip is also our second in charge relief skipper for our operation. There is no doubt you are well looked after with our top crewman aboard. Nip will see to all your needs as a top wireman, proficient jigging and top water tackle specialist and fishing guide. He is a master of running the deck, keeping the crew happy, cooking a master feed in the galley and organising all aboard. Nip has a passion for fishing since he was a young nipper and has proven himself by going above and beyond on every trip, he has an abundance of energy and strives for nothing but the best giving world top class service to all of our clients.