Fish Species common in NZ
Here are some facts about some of New Zealand's fish species and also some tips and tricks about where to target them and most suitable rigs to use.
Active fishing grounds here makes recreational sport fishing one of the most popular outdoor activities and things to do in Auckland City. The vast extent of the Hauraki Gulf holds an abundant and healthy number of some of the best saltwater fish that New Zealand has to offer. These fish stocks are also well regulated. The common species of fish are snapper, yellow tail Kingfish, and Kahawai (Sea Salmon). In addition there is a range of other species like John Dory, Gurnard, Trevally, Terakihi, Hapuku (Groper) etc. Fish stocks are preserved by a "Quota management System" set by the Ministry of Primary Industries and which keeps changing from time to time. The quota of different species are maintained through research and educating the general public.