Fishing is permitted at Atiu Creek. The headlands and rocky outcrops between Solomon’s Bay and Mullet Creek offer the deepest water for surfcasting. Caution is required when near the water as the tidal currents are strong and dangerous. Fishing is limited to the time around high tide due to the long mudflats that run out several hundred metres from the shoreline. Ministry of Primary Industries (MPI) regulations apply.
The wharf / jetty provides a good base for fishing, but please respect other users and refrain from fishing when swimmers are using the area. You can reach better fishing areas by boat from Glenfern.
All coastlines: visitors need to be aware of the fishing and non-fishing areas and abide by all fishing regulations.
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.
Land based fishing enthusiasts can try for kahawai and snapper from the rocky outcrops of Mahurangi. Pudding Island can be fished over the low tide but extreme care is required from an incoming tide. Ministry of Primary Industries (MPI) regulations apply.
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. Ministry of Primary Industries (MPI) regulations apply.
Fishing is permitted and is a popular activity at Shakespear – Ministry of Primary Industries (MPI) conditions apply. At high tide you can surf cast off Army Bay. From Te Haruhi Bay walk 5 minutes west around the rocks to the point. At low tide; from Army Bay walk 10 minutes east around the rocks or walk through the park to the Pink Beach access, then continue to either headland.
Tawharanui offers some good fishing opportunities on the south coast. Fishing is strictly prohibited along the northern coastline defined by the Tawharanui Marine Reserve. Most of the northern coastline is in the Marine Reserve. Large yellow triangles mark the western and eastern boundaries. All fishing and/or removal of shellfish, removal or destruction of driftwood, plant and marine animal life within the Tawharanui Marine Reserve area is strictly prohibited.
Other Coastlines: Customers need to be aware of the fishing and non-fishing areas. Fishing along coastlines outside of the Marine Reserve is permitted and Ministry of Primary Industries (MPI) regulations apply.
Waitawa offers a range of fishing opportunities from the Waitawa Wharf, beaches and rocky headlands and is within the Auckland and Kermadec Fishery Management Area, or Auckland and Kermadec region.
Specific regional rules apply to all fishers in this area. All recreational fishers must stick to the legal regional catch limits for finfish, crayfish and shellfish, and can face penalties for overfishing.
Fishing and collecting seafood are among New Zealand's most popular recreational activities and important parts of our way of life.
The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is responsible for setting and enforcing recreational fishing rules. These rules keep New Zealand’s fisheries sustainable, ensuring they can be enjoyed by future generations.
The rules are set by region and apply to all fishers in all areas of New Zealand waters. If you’re going fishing, the rules affect you.
The rules can, and do, change so it’s important you check them every time before you head out.
From April 1 2014 the fishing rules for the Snapper 1 region are changing. The Snapper 1 Region covers the East Coast of the North Island from East Cape to Cape Runaway, out to a distance of 200 nautical miles.
Land based fishing enthusiasts can try for kahawai and snapper at the mouth of the Puhoi River. Ministry of Primary Industries (MPI) rules and regulations apply.
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