Gisborne - Hawkes Bay

Fishing from Gisborne to Hawkes Bay

The Gisborne to Hawkes Bay region offers a diverse aquatic space. With an abundance of reef, sand and mud comes a wide range of fish species which inhabit Gisborne’s coastal waters.

Fishing around this area is easily accessible and can be very productive. Whether you like freshwater fishing the lakes, rivers and back country streams or you prefer saltwater fishing or big game fishing this region has all of the above with great inshore fishing for species like snapper, offshore access to the Ranfurly Banks for kingfish and marlin in the summer months.. 

Trout Fishing in Hawkes Bay Rivers
September 2021

Experienced guide Gary Kemsley introduces the trout fishing opportunities in Hawkes Bay, of which there are many!... Read More >

Destination: fishing at Cape Palliser
January 2020

After spending decades fishing around the north island, Gary Kemsley finally had a chance to check out this ‘new’ fishing spot.... Read More >

Kayak fishing at Mahia
June 2019

Mahia Peninsula, located in northern Hawkes Bay, is a fishing and diving paradise. As a place to fish in a kayak, it ticks all the boxes... Read More >

Hawkes Bay winter surfcasting
April 2019

Wham! Winter hit Hawkes Bay with a wintry blast in early April.... Read More >

Fresh water fishing in Hawkes Bay
February 2019

Gary Kemsley knows he’s raved about the fishing in Hawkes Bay before, but is happy to reveal more of its delightful treasures!... Read More >

Trout fishing in Hawkes Bay
February 2018

Gary Kemsley says there are plenty of troutfishing options available for Hawkes Bay inhabitants and outside visitors. Each new summer day can see you fishing in... Read More >

Hawkes Bay fishing spots
June 2017

Hary Kemsley shares a magical fishing spot that's close to his heart - and home..... Read More >

Hawkes Bay - trout fishing options
February 2015

Hawkes Bay has a long history of quality freshwater fishing. For example, in his book Eighty Years in New Zealand (published in 1943), G E Mannering... Read More >

Land based fishing the Chathams
December 2012

Last year my main fishing trip was dedicated to a little island 800km to the southeast Chatham Island... Read More >

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Trevally, in the opinion of Hayden Speed, are one of the hardest fighting fish pound for pound in the ocean. Hayden loves to target trevally and as... Read More >