Fishing in Hawke’s Bay

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Hawke’s Bay fishing charters and popular fishing spots attract anglers of all levels of skill and experience.

Fishing Spots

Perfume Point

Perfume Point waterfront was known as the Town Spit in the early days of European settlement. You can see cruise ships sailing into Napier harbour. There may be great spots for surf casting and a small wharf extending further out into the sea.

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Tutaekuri River

The Tutaekuri catchment has mostly rainbow trout but with some brown trout. Fish average around 1.5 kg, though many are in the 2-3 kg range, particularly in the upper reaches. There can be a good run of sea-run brown trout in the lower reaches, some of which also reach impressive sizes.

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Tukituki River

The Tukituki catchment has mostly rainbow trout, including some brown trout are also present. Fish average around 1.5 kg, with some fish up to 4 kg caught, especially in the lower reaches.

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Fishing Operators

Fishing trips may include lakes, rivers, streams, saltwater fishing or big game fishing. Enjoy fishing at its best in one of the world’s great fishing areas.

Rampant Charters

Graeme Bee is an experienced fisherman and provides one of the best fishing charter services in Hawke’s Bay. Activities include Shark Encounters, Bottom Fishing and Evening cruises for up to 7 people as well as BBQ & Scuba Diving.

Dooney Fly Fishing

John Dooney has been fishing since he was a kid riding a push bike in Hawke’s Bay. From small spring-fed high country streams to large fast-flowing rivers and still-water fishing in the beautiful Lake Tutira.

Wild Trout Adventures

Wild Trout Adventures provides a great trout fishing experience for anglers of any level. They will take you to locations to get the ultimate satisfaction and thrill of the sighting, hooking and landing a Rainbow or Brown Trout on a dry fly.

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