north island fishing apartments

North Island fishing locations and apartment accommodation

Karikari Peninsula

The Far North offers great fishing with world record striped marlin catches just off the tip of the Karikari Peninsula. Deep sea, game, surf casting and land fishing are all popular and deep sea fishing excursions with local captains and knowledge can be arranged at the Carrington Resort. Day trip from Paihia in the Bay of Islands.



The Bay of Islands

Renowned for its big game, the Bay of Islands is a fishing haven. With 144 islands dotted throughout the Bay there are many opportunities to access the waters with charter and private boat hire available from the Paihia Wharf. Big game, saltwater fly and small tackle fishing are just some of the possibilities. Fish varieties within the Bay include Hapuka (groper), snapper, Trevally, John Dory, Kahawai, Yellowtail Kingfish.
Some of the largest Marlin are caught off the Bay of Islands and every year fishing tournaments render some great catches.


Luxury apartment accommodation with stunning views of the Bay of Islands  


Paihia accommodation with stunning views Blue Pacific Apartments Book on line now!


  beach directly in front of the apartments


Paihia apartment accommodation across the road from the beach Edgewater Palms Apartments  Book on line now!




Paihia accommodation on the waterfront next to the wharf Waterfront Suites Book on line now!


  self contained luxury villa accommodation in the Bay of Islands


Russell accommodation a short stroll from the wharf Russell Cottages Book on line now!



Charter a fishing boat from the Tutukaka Marina and set off for sport fishing, light tackle, line fishing or Marlin fishing.
Game fish species which are caught off the Tutukaka Coast include Striped, Blue and Black Marlin, Blue, Mako and Hammerhead Shark and Yellowfin Tuna


Whitianga and Whangamata

Located on the East Coast of the Coromandel Peninsula, the towns of Whitianga and Whangamata make a great holiday base for fishing. Both offer local Charter Fishing Boat hire for deep sea fishing expeditions to catch Marlin, Snapper, Tuna, Kingfish and Hapuka. There are great opportunities for kids fishing off the wharf or rocks and catches include Mackerel, Kahawai, Terakihi, Mau Mau and John Dory.


Exterior view from the Marina  


Whitianga apartment accommodation on the marina Marina Park Apartments  Book on line now!




Whangamata apartment accommodation is available at Marine Reserved Apartments  Book on line now!



The city of Rotorua is surrounded by 10 beautiful fishing lakes containing an abundance of Brown and Rainbow Trout. These lakes including Tawawera, Rotoiti and Rotorua can be accessed by private boat for trolling, harling and jigging. Alternatively there are many tributaries flowing into the lakes which provide excellent fly fishing opportunities and guided fishing tours provide local knowledge of these and back country locations.



Lake Rotorua apartment accommodation for lake, waters edge and Ohau Channel fishing with fish preparation and BBQ area! The Marama Resort Book on line now!



Lake Taupo is the place to fish for Brown and Rainbow Trout. Hire a guide, hire or charter a boat, book a tour or just fish the lake from the banks yourself. Options include fly fishing, jigging, trolling and spinning all of which are very popular in the Western Bays.
Back country rivers and streams in The Tongariro upper reaches produce the largest trout and some of these areas are accessible only on foot, by raft or helicopter.




Lake Taupo apartment accommodation on the waterfront in central Taupo Waimahana Apartments Book on line today! 



The East Coast town of Gisborne offers both sea and river fishing opportunities. Take a deep sea charter and fish the offshore reefs for Broadbill, Shark, Hapuka, Bass, Yellowtail Kingfish, Snapper, Terakihi and in season the big game fish including Marlin, Yellowfin Tuna and Spearfish.
Alternatively fish one of the many rivers within easy driving access surrounding Gisborne for trout. Hire a local guide or take a tour to discover remote back country rivers.




Gisborne apartment accommodation on the waters edge of the inner harbour Portside Hotel Book on line today!



The Hawkes Bay region offers both saltwater and freshwater fishing opportunities with the city of Napier making a great base.
Take a charter boat trip to Cape Kidnappers for saltwater fly fishing, trolling or bottom fishing and in season game fishing. Alternatively fly fish the local lakes or well stocked rivers including Esk, Mohaka, Ngaruroro and Waipawa for Rainbow and Brown Trout. 

 Napier apartment accommodation on the waterfront


Napier apartment accommodation across the road from Napiers only swimming beach Breakwater Apartments Book on line today!


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