Fishing on the Chatham Islands

Optional Fishing Tour

  • Optional fishing is available on all eight day tours
  • Tailor-made packages available (ideal for clubs and groups)
  • NB: All fishing trips are weather dependent
  • Shore fishing can be done at no extra cost – bring your own gear
  • Blue Cod and groper can be plentiful (quotas similar to the mainland apply and must be adhered to)
  • A pair of gloves are recommended (gardening ones are ok)
  • Fishing equipment is supplied on the boat
  • Fish caught will be made up for you to take home (subject to Hotel Chathams catch limits). The hotel specialises in local seafood meals
  • Crayfishing season closes for March & April