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Viaduct Harbour

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Category: Saltwater Fishing
Forum Name: Landbased & Surfcasting
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Printed Date: 25 Apr 2024 at 7:13am


Topic: Viaduct Harbour
Posted By: Spordy1
Subject: Viaduct Harbour
Date Posted: 07 Feb 2024 at 11:05am
Hi everyone- first time poster from Oz. Heading to Auckland for work next week and staying in Viaduct Harbour. Time really limited and only have an hour spare a couple of times during the week but is it worth bringing a travel rod and throwing some small metal slugs and soft plastics in the harbour - would hate to miss out on any opportunity to cast a line in NZ, however brief! Any advice gratefully accepted!



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Posted By: pompey
Date Posted: 07 Feb 2024 at 11:39am
I've not seen anyone fish there and likely to be boats tied up. About a 10m walk and you are on the breakwater leading into Westhaven Marina. People fish there and catch fish, that would be my pick. Have a look on google. Good luck.


Posted By: Spordy1
Date Posted: 07 Feb 2024 at 11:42am
Many thanks!


Posted By: Keith C
Date Posted: 07 Feb 2024 at 12:10pm
You can fish at the end of the main wharf in the city, the one on which the cloud and ferry building are located. I have seen John Dory, snapper & kahawai caught there. So yes, bring your tackle.


Posted By: MB
Date Posted: 07 Feb 2024 at 12:48pm
There are lots of big parore/luderick at the Viaduct, so if that's your thing...


Posted By: Spordy1
Date Posted: 07 Feb 2024 at 11:39pm
Thanks everyone for the suggestions-, really helpful - will certainly give it a go!


Posted By: Bounty Hunter
Date Posted: 08 Feb 2024 at 9:12am
Squid fishing at night is also popular - not necessarily in the viaduct Harbour - but on the outer breakwater

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Posted By: The Tamure Kid
Date Posted: 08 Feb 2024 at 11:28am
Keith C's suggestion is an excellent one. As mentioned, regulars off the end of Queens Wharf catch snapper at this time of year. It gets crowded, because some people use up to 6 rods, but just force your way in.
I'm pretty sure fishing isn't allowed in the Viaduct and off some of the other wharves, or at Westhaven marina - so you will probably get approached by a security guard if you are conspicuous.



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