The sea fishing along this coast is outstanding. Big blue cod, groper, terakihi can be caught not far from shore and tuna are so plentiful in season your arms ache from winding. Hapuka, deep sea bass and bluenose are also easily caught in deeper waters.
A local charter fishing guide, Chris Richardson ("Budda"), is based at Hannah's Clearing and provides fishing trips from Jackson Bay at any time of year.
Wanna Go NZ Fishing Charters - Chris Richards (03) 7500 134
Fishing Regulations (West Coast)