10 Best Fishing Spots in Auckland for Kids
All you need is stale bread and a bait catcher or a cheap kids fishing rod for a fun day out fishing with your family.
1. Okahu Bay Wharf
Off Tamaki Drive, Orakei map
Fish of the Orakei wharf with fantastic views of North Head, Devonport and town. The kids can watch the ferries and boats coming and going while they wait for the fish to bite.
2. Torpedo Bay Wharf
Torpedo Bay, Devonport map
Fish off the wharf close in front of the NZ Navy Museum. There is a playground close by in front of the NZ Navy Museum where the children can play after fishing at too.
3. Chelsea Sugar Refinery
Colonial Road, Beach Haven map
Fishing off the rocks.
4. Island Bay Wharf
Beach Haven Road, Beach Haven map
Fishing off the wharf.
5. Shelly Beach Wharf
6. Cornwallis Wharf
Cornwallis, Waitekere map
Fish from the 200m long wooden wharf on the Manukau Harbour. We are probably biased including this in the Top 10 as Cornwallis wharf is where we learned to fish as children and our family helped to build the wharf, but we think it deserves to feature in the Top 10.
7. Murray’s Bay Wharf
Murray’s Bay, North Shore map
Fish from Murray’s Bay Wharf. This is another spot with great views to look at while you fish.
8. Old Mangere Bridge
Old Mangere Bridge, Manukau, South Auckland map
Fish off 69m long wharf with four fishing bays.
9. Birkenhead Wharf
Birkenhead Wharf,Hinemoa Street, Birkenhead map
Fish off the Birkenhead Wharf on the Waitamata Harbour.
10. Under the Harbour Bridge
Curran Street, Herne Bay map
Fish under the Auckland Harbour Bridge from the promenade on Curran Street. Once again there is superb views across to the Chelsea Sugar refinery, bungy jumps to watch to keep the kids entertained while you are fishing.