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Fishing in Auckland
Recently rated as the third most liveable city in the world, Auckland’s good weather, mouth-watering cuisine, and stunning nature attracts visitors from all over the world. And when it comes to fishing trips, Auckland has it all. Situated right at the gateway of the Hauraki Gulf, Auckland fishing is something not to be missed.
Fishing in New Zealand doesn’t get much better than what you have in Auckland. Diverse fishing opportunities available within minutes of leaving the city combine with relatively sheltered waters of the Hauraki Gulf on the east coast to make a haven for anglers.
Just some of the must-see fishing spots Auckland has to offer include the Hauraki Gulf islands of Waiheke and Rakino Island, various channels such as the Motohe and Rangitoto Channels, and the Ahaaha Rocks and the Noises. These world-class fishing destinations host year-round fishing opportunities, with the ever-popular Snapper ranking high on both the angler’s and the diner’s bucket list. Other top species include Kingfish, John Dory, and Trevally.
Rules & Regulations
There is no license fee for sea fishing, but strict regulations apply to saltwater fishing methods, maximum catches, fishing seasons and prohibited areas.
Types of Fishing
The main rule of Auckland fishing is never to go easy on the berley. Berley up, and you’ll be ready to tackle monster Snappers with bait or softbaits (lures,) with John Dory and Trevally also excellent targets.
If you’re looking for even more of a hands-on experience, you shouldn’t miss jigging for Kingfish - White Island, Three Kings, and the Ranfurly Banks are our top picks for trophy Kings.
Time your trip right, and you could also head off into the bluewater in search of Tuna, Marlin and Broardbill Swordfish in the summer months.
What People Are Saying About Auckland
"Half day trip with Darell"
Spend a little bit more and go for a smaller, faster boat that can get you to various spots if it proves a little slow.
"3-7pm trip with captain Darrel"
Go on a all day trip. So you have more time to go out to the further out spots