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Set net fishing controls
Restrictions under the Public Safety and Nuisance Bylaw
We may prohibit or restrict recreational activities like set netting under the
Public Safety and Nuisance Bylaw. We do this to ensure public safety of other beach users, swimmers and kayakers.
Set netting bans by location
Arkles Bay and Little Omaha Bay (Omaha beach) seasonal ban
Set netting is banned from the beginning of Labour Day weekend to the end of Easter annually.
The prohibited area extends 200m offshore.
Te Haruhi and Army Bay beaches in Shakespear Regional Park seasonal ban
Set netting is banned from 20 December to 31 March annually. The prohibited area extends 200m offshore.
Camping by permit only. Tents, shelters and sleeping in cars is not permitted.
When set netting is permitted
Set netting within seasonal controls is permitted, providing:
Staking of nets and using baited nets is prohibited.
When we take action
Set netters must not breach the
Public Safety and Nuisance Bylaws by obstructing the beach.
We will take action if set netting:
- is undertaken in an aggressive or intimidating manner
- creates a physical obstruction on the beach
- presents immediate danger to public safety
- involves the use of vehicles on the beach not associated with the deployment or retrieval of a boat.
If such a breach is reported, an on-call bylaws officer will attend within three hours.
Contact us for more information.
Management of fisheries and protection of wildlife
The management of fisheries and protection of wildlife is the responsibility of the
Ministry for Primary Industries.
They are responsible for enforcing the
Auckland and Kermadec Recreational Fishing Rules, which include set net code of practice and rules for the use of crab pots.
|Public Safety and Nuisance Bylaw 2013||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/plans-projects-policies-reports-bylaws/bylaws/Pages/public-safety-nuisance-bylaw.aspx||Public Safety and Nuisance Bylaw 2013||This bylaw helps people enjoy public places. It includes rules about behaviours in public places including restrictions for fires, fireworks, drones, camping in tents and set net fishing.||aspx||Bylaw