Inshore Fishing

INSHORE FISHING

TARGET SPECIES: Snapper, King Fish, Tarakihi, Gurnard, John Dory etc

EQUIPMENT: Rods and tackle supplied by your host or you can supply your own gear. All equipment is supplied by your skipper but feel free to bring your own equipment if you like. NOTE: Any equipment that is borrowed must be returned and charges will apply for any lost equipment such as rods or lures etc.

MINIMUM: 4 People

MAXIMUM: 6 People

COST: $110.00 per person for ½ day Fishing | $200.00 per person for full days Fishing.

They are most common around the North Island and upper South Island, especially in Tasman Bay. The species is one of the largest and most valuable coastal fisheries. Snapper extend over a wide variety of habitats, including reefs as well as sand and mud bottoms. Juveniles range over large areas in water five to 50 metres deep.
Adults are uncommon at depths of more than 100 metres. They group-spawn several times in spring and summer. The young live inshore in summer, in shallow, sheltered habitats, but move offshore in winter. This movement continues throughout their life. Snapper are slow-growing, long-lived (up to 60 years), and migratory.
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