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I am an accomplished fisherman and guarantee to show you a good time. I will do my best to help you land the big one!

About The Captain

Over the years I have been referred to as Captain Lozza and it’s stuck.  I have been fishing these waters for the past 20 years in a variety of vessels and I am very familiar with the Hauraki Gulf.   

I have been lucky to have learnt from the best, one in particular, who I won’t name as he is the modest type but he is most certainly a true fishing Guru. He has vast experience as a commercial and recreational fisher in the Hauraki and especially the Coromandel region. As is the case with all forms of traditional hunting disciplines, the Master passes on his skills and knowledge to the apprentice. I was the apprentice for many years, also learning from other great anglers and after completing my SRL Skippers ticket last year I have graduated to Master.  


Hooked Up Charters originates from the ideas and experiences of its owner, Laurie Powell.  

Laurie has been engaged in recreational fishing in the Hauraki Gulf for many years. He had the idea to offer a charter business that streamlined the needs of proficient fishermen in the Hauraki Gulf. 

Providing fun, adventure and the ultimate opportunity to catch big fish.

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Tracey SmithTracey Smith
22:43 01 Apr 22
Best day ever!
Gratton McCallumGratton McCallum
19:47 21 Feb 22
Laurie went out of his way to try get us a full bin of fish and is great kiwi. Cheers!
Simon LongSimon Long
21:16 09 Dec 21
Absolutely epic day. Plenty of fish and laughs. Even saw whales and dolphins. Cheers Laurie will be back!
Rick BlewettRick Blewett
01:26 19 Nov 20
Took my son,2 of his mates and my good friend Hully on an amazing charter with Lozza. Worth every cent.Laurie is an incredibly friendly well organized and skilled skipper and host.His gear is the best,his boat is roomy and powerful and his knowledge of the Hauraki gulf and the best places to fish is immense. If you're looking for a great day out don't go anywhere else
Debra SoDebra So
03:15 06 Sep 20
We had a great day with Laurie. There weren't workups in the Gulf but Laurie really went the extra mile to try and get us onto the fish. Great local knowledge of the Gulf and a really comfortable and fast boat. Great fun, can't wait to get back out on the water again soon with you. Cheers Richard Johnson