Whether you’re a Kiwi on holiday in Wellington or a tourist from overseas, you’ll soon discover that one of the most popular ways to spend your time in the Wellington region is fishing. Here we take a look at some fishing in Wellington hotspots:
Water front fishing in Wellington
Oriental Parade – Oriental Parade is one of the most well-used beaches in Wellington. It is a picturesque location with views across central Wellington and out into the harbour. With a wide promenade and benches lining the sea wall, there is plenty of room for fishing along the eastern side of the parade. Fishing is best at high tide and there are plenty of cafes and restaurants within the area to grab a coffee or bite to eat whilst waiting for the fish to bite.
Shelley Bay – Shelley Bay is located in the eastern suburbs of Wellington and is a very popular fishing hotspot with locals. There is a wharf which extends out into the bay and there is plenty of room for you to take your own chair to sit on whilst whiling away the hours catching fish.
Breakers Bay – For those who enjoy beach casting, there are a number of beaches to choose from but Breakers Bay is one of the most popular. The beach features an expanse of sand, allowing plenty of room for multiple fishers at a time. Parking is free next to the entrance to the beach but note that this location is prone to strong southerly winds.
Wairaka Rock – Located in Pukerua Bay, about 30 minutes from central Wellington, Wairaka Rock is a popular fishing hot spot at certain times of the year and is well used by locals. To reach the rock, you need to leave your car at the western car park at Pukerua Beach and walk along the well trodden path to the rocky outcrop. This is a prime location for catching snapper and kowhai.
Cook Strait – For those who prefer deep sea fishing, there are many boat charters available from both Wellington Harbour and Mana in Porirua, approximately 20 minutes from Wellington.
With so many fabulous fishing spots to try your luck, make sure you include time for fishing in your holiday itinerary. Please feel free to contact us for more information.
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