- Fishing -

Fishing in taranaki

The New Plymouth Coast offers year round bottom fishing across a large number of species. In the summer months from late January to April there are game fish such as Tuna and Marlin to be caught. The Club hosts a variety of fishing competitions throughout the year both bottom fishing and game fishing. For all Tournament dates refer to the "Tournaments Page".

 Taranaki is blessed with a fantastic range of fish species that can be caught including:

All year round

  • Kahawai
  • Blue Cod
  • Groper / Hapuka
  • Trevally
  • Snapper
  • Kingfish
  • John Dory
  • Gurnard
  • Tarakihi

Warmer weather (January-April):

  • Albacore Tuna
  • Skipjack Tuna
  • Marlin
  • Mako shark
  • Mahi Mahi




Water temperatures vary during the year. During winter the sea surface temperature can drop to 12 degrees, and during summer can hit peaks of 21 / 22 degrees, though 20/21 degrees is typical from Janurary to April.