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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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Richard Johnsone

We had a great day. Great local knowledge of the Gulf and a comfortable and fast boat. Great fun, can't wait to get back out on the water again.

Gratton McCallum

Laurie went out of his way to try get us a full bin of fish and is a great kiwi. Cheers!

Simon Long

Absolutely epic day. Plenty of fish and laughs. Even saw whales and dolphins. Cheers Laurie will be back!

Rick Blewett

Worth every cent. Laurie is an incredibly friendly, well-organised and skilled skipper. If you're looking for a great day out don't go anywhere else.