SNAPPER FISHING

Unrivalled snapper fishing

in the South Island

Unlike the snapper fishing around Auckland and northern waters, the fish in the Kenepuru are regularly over 12lb.

Snapper fishing at its finest

The Portage boasts unrivalled snapper fishing in the South Island. Due to the Kenepuru Sounds waters being warmer than the outer Cooke Straight and Pacific Ocean that feeds it, large ocean snapper use the Portage bays for spawning from October onwards. Unlike the snapper fishing around Auckland and northern waters, the fish in the Kenepuru are regularly over 12lb.

Of course, some of these old snapper like the Kenepuru waters so much they decide to stay! As a result, good snapper can be caught at any time of the year here, as evident from the photo files attached. All of these photographed catched were within 2km of the Rewa Rewa property.