With a healthy stock of fish, and plenty of options to choose from, you'll have a lot of fun fishing around South Hokianga. Try your hand at deep sea game fishing, line fishing, kite fishing, extreme spear fishing, surf casting, SCUBA diving, free diving, netting, fly fishing, shellfish collection - Or just take the kids to the wharf with a hand line!
WAIMAMAKU BEACH FISHING
The maori name for Waimamaku beach is "Kaikai", which translates to "foodfood". Fishing here is excellent at the right time, either by fishing off the lava rocks with a surf caster at low tide, or using a net to catch fish from the Waimamaku river mouth at the turn of the tide.
FISHING SPOT: WAIMAMAKU BEACH, WAIMAKAU
GAME: SNAPPER, FLOUNDER, MULLET & KAHAWAI FISHING
HOKIANGA HARBOUR FISHING
Tranquil fishing harbour set against the backdrop of the breathtaking sand dunes of Rangi Point, Panguru. Drop a line off the jetty at Omapere opposite the Copthorne hotel, or try the Opononi jerry oposite the Opononi hotel. Surf cast off the beach. Private fishing charters can be arranged for fishing in the harbour or even out to deep sea.
FISHING SPOT: OPONONI JETTY
GAME: SNAPPER, KAHAWAI, RED MULLET FISHING
WESTERBERG II CHARTERS
Just 15 minutes from the Omapere jetty you can capture huge striped marlin, yellow fin tuna, kingfish, snapper, bluenose and giant bass just to name a few. The striped marlin found in the waters off the Hokianga are some of the biggest in the world today. The ‘tag and release’ practice is encouraged. Beyond the majestic sand dunes, the sea life is abundant. It is not unusual to see dolphins swimming alongside the boat, seals lazing on the surface or huge sunfish and marlin feeding on unsuspecting shoals of small fish.
PRIVATE FISHING CHARTER OMAPERE JETTY
PHONE: 09 405 8889
HOKIANGA EXPRESS CHARTERS
Tena koutou katoa, nau mai haere mai ki to tatou wharangi. nga mihi nui mo to tautoko i a matou.
We are a mobile cafe operating outside of Tane Mahuta - largest Kauri tree in NZ, and 4th largest in the world.
SAND HILLS TOBOGANNING & FISHING CHARTERS
PHONE: 09 405 8872
KAI IWI LAKES LAKE FISHING
Rainbow trout were first released into the Kai Iwi Lakes in 1968. These spectacular white sand dune lakes are located 40 minutes south of Waimamaku, through the Waipoua Forest. The lakes offer excellent trout fishing conditions. Trout weighing up to 4 kg have been caught. The lake fisheries are managed by the Northland Fish & Game Council. Each year the society releases 2,000 trout fingerlings into the lakes. All persons fishing at the lakes are required to hold licenses. These can be obtained from licensed agents & sports shops in Dargaville and Kaikohe. No more than three trout may be taken by any one person in a day. All trout taken must exceed 300 mm in length.
FISHING SPOT: KAI IWI LAKES, TAHAROA DOMAIN, OMAMARI
GAME: TROUT FISHING