You can fish just about anywhere in Te Moananui ā Toi ׀ Coastal Bay of Plenty – out at sea, in the harbour, rivers or estuaries, standing on a wharf or by casting your line straight off the beach.

Whether you’re a complete novice or an experienced fisherman, there’s a lot to love – and catch! Our fishing grounds are superb, especially around offshore islands and reefs which are a short boat ride away.

Fishing charters are available – bring your own gear or let tour operators supply everything you need. The latest electronic fish finders will help you hone in on snapper, kahawai, gurnard, terakihi, trevally and red snapper. Giant kingfish are everywhere and in deeper waters you’ll find bluenose, hapuka, gemfish and bass. Crayfish are also easy to find around rocky outlets.

A number of marine reserves are located in our region’s waters where fishing is prohibited, so check before you head out or book a fishing charter where you don’t have to worry about navigating your way around.

Also look out for annual fishing tournaments and social events hosted by Tauranga Sport Fishing Club while you’re in town.