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Fishing

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​Where you can fish

Our tip

Fishing is allowed in some parks but strictly prohibited in others, especially marine reserves.
 
Check the rules for each park before fishing. Follow all Ministry of Primary Industries (MPI) fishing regulations regarding bag limits, size limits, and closed or restricted areas.

Anawhata

Fishing on the west coast can be dangerous and waves are unpredictable.

Always wear a lifejacket.

Atiu Creek

Fishing is permitted at Atiu Creek.

The headlands and rocky outcrops between Solomon's Bay and Mullet Creek offer the deepest water for surf casting.

Be careful near the water as the tidal currents are strong and dangerous.

Fishing is limited to the time around high tide because of the long mudflats that run out several hundred metres from the shoreline.

Duder

The coast around Duder is very popular for fishing and collecting shellfish.

Glenfern Sanctuary

The wharf provides a good base for fishing, but avoid fishing when swimmers are using the area.

You can reach better fishing areas by boat from Glenfern.

Huia

Remember that fishing on the west coast can be dangerous as waves are unpredictable.

Always wear a lifejacket.

Hunua Ranges

You can fish for trout on the Wairoa river from beyond the falls, through private land.

Check details with angling clubs.

Karekare

Remember that fishing on the west coast can be dangerous as waves are unpredictable.

Always wear a lifejacket.

Long Bay

Fishing is prohibited in all areas of Long Bay Regional Park as the Long Bay Okura Marine Reserve runs along the park's entire coastline.

Mahurangi

Land-based fishing enthusiasts can try for kahawai and snapper from the rocky outcrops of Mahurangi.

You can fish on Pudding Island over the low tide, but take extreme care with incoming tide.

Muriwai

Take care when fishing off the rocks.

The powerful surf of Muriwai makes it dangerous to launch boats.

Piha

Remember that fishing off the rocks can be dangerous, as waves are unpredictable.

Always wear a lifejacket.

Scandrett

Scandrett offers some good fishing opportunities with fishing being very popular from the rock shelf below Mullet Point.

Tide awareness is very important here as the area can be cut off at high tide.

Shakespear

Fishing is permitted and is a popular activity at Shakespear.

At high tide, you can surf cast off Army Bay.

Tapapakanga

An attractive coastal farm park, Tapapakanga offers an accessible, pohutukawa edged beach from which to fish.

Tawharanui

Tawharanui offers some good fishing opportunities on the south coast.

Fishing is strictly prohibited along the northern coastline, as defined by the Tawharanui Marine Reserve.

All fishing or removal of shellfish, removal or destruction of driftwood, plant and marine animal life within the Tawharanui Marine Reserve area is strictly prohibited.

Tawhitokino

This is a good spot for fishing.

Waitakere Ranges

There are many opportunities for fishing in the Waitakere Ranges Regional Park on both, the west coast and Manukau Harbour.

Follow safety guidelines when rock fishing.

Waitawa

Waitawa offers a range of fishing opportunities from the Waitawa Wharf, beaches and rocky headlands.

Wenderholm

Land based fishing enthusiasts can try for kahawai and snapper at the mouth of the Puhoi River.

Whatipu

The Whatipu area is a spectacular area of coastal dunes and wetlands.