Raglan Fishing Limits
Raglan Harbour Fishing Spots
The chart below shows some hints on fishing spots and likely places for fishing around Raglan Harbour. Near the bar and heads you’ll find trevally, kingfish and stingray. In the harbour you can catch kahawai, grey mullet, parore (black snapper) and snapper. From the wharf and jetty you can catch sprats and on an incoming tide kahawai. On the tidal estuaries and mudflats there are good numbers of flounder.Off the coast, snapper and gurnard can be found and in the January to March period, albacore along with striped and black marlin.
Raglan Sport Fishing Club: Tournaments
Founded in 1999, the Raglan Sport Fishing Club supports the sport fishery off the West Coast of the North Island and provides an avenue for its 750 members to get together. There are three annual tournaments; the Fish City Ice Breaker on the last weekend in November, when the Snapper are prolific, and with a chance at the first Game Fish, the Manu Bay tournament which is run on the Sunday of Anniversary Weekend and the two day Game Tournament, the Rollo’s Mixed Classic run in Mid March.
Raglan Fishing Charters and Tours
A number of fishing charter boats operate out of Raglan. Some to consider are:
- Islay Mist fishing charters 4-hour to 9-hour options P: 07 849 6879
- Sea Thief fishing charters for snapper, gurnard and kingfish. Maximum of 6 people P: 07 825 0535 M: 0274 405 636
Raglan Watersports has kayak fishing tours available. You can arrange these at 5A Bankart Street, Raglan or by contacting them on
Phone 07 825 0507 Mobile 021 0274 7014 or 0211 341 686. Email email@example.com Web http://www.raglanwatersports.co.nz/fishing.htm
Bait, Berley and Salt Ice
You can buy bait, berley and salt ice at the Raglan SuperValue in Bow Street and at the BP Service Station on the Main Rd coming into Raglan.
VHF Channels & Local Information
- Emergency/Distress VHF Int Ch 16 (Maritime Radio)
- Coastguard Radio VHF Ch 86
- Ship to Ship VHF Ch 04
- Continuous Weather Forecast marine VHF Ch 21 from Raglan transmitter, Int Ch 22, Mobile *500, Landline 09 303 1303
Consult Coast Guard before crossing the Raglan bar and attend a ‘bar day’ training session.
Marine Parade Launching Ramp
Smaller boats can be launched at the large launching ramp in Marine Parade adjacent to the Raglan Motor Camp and Kopua Reserve. This ramp is just a few minutes away from the Raglan town area. Boats launched here must be able to fit beneath the footbridge across the Opotoru Estuary access to Raglan Harbour. There is plenty of parking for cars and trailers next to the launching ramp.
Wharf Launching Ramp
Larger boats need to launch at the ramp next to Raglan Wharf at the end of Wallis Street. There is limited parking near the ramp and along Wallis Street.
Manu Bay Boat Launching Ramp
See Manu Bay Fishing & Boating for further information.
To the west of Raglan along Wainui Road, the launching ramp in the Manu Bay reserve allows direct launching into the Tasman Sea. There is plenty of parking for boat trailers.
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Raglan Whaingaroa Harbour Chart
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Raglan Whaingaroa Harbourmaster
Harbourmaster Mobile 027 677 2107
Waikato Regional Council Map of Raglan Whaingaroa Harbour
Raglan Whaingaroa Harbour
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