Find information and resources for recreational fishing in New Zealand.
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Before you head out to fish, make sure you cover the basics
Avoid alcohol while on board
Learn about the guidelines and risks relating to alcohol onboard.
Know your responsibilities
Every type of boat must have a skipper.
A skipper is legally responsible for:
the safety of the boat
all the people who are on board
Keeping safe when you’re on the move
Stow your gear – loose fishing gear can be dangerous.
Keep your decks clean – a clean deck and transom area will prevent your bilge pumps and drain holes from blocking up. A build-up of water on the deck can cause you to capsize.
Keep clear of cable protection zones – anchoring and fishing is not permitted in these zones. Heavy fines can be imposed if you are found anchoring or fishing in these areas.
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