Best Fishing in Christchurch
Local Recommendations from our My Guide Christchurch team
Because Canterbury enjoys both coastal and alpine landscapes, you get some great fishing. Christchurch Fishing offers freshwater river and saltwater ocean fishing, on guided tours or self-hire charters.
Fishing in Christchurch couldn't be more relaxing. Wherever you are, you won't have to travel far to find rivers, harbours, creeks and big, wide ocean, to satisfy your needs. On the Banks Peninsula, you can jump on a charter out of Akaroa Harbour, and go big game fishing. Similarly, in Kaikoura, you'll be encouraged to fish for your very big supper. Inland, the Canterbury High Country around Mt Hutt offers trout fishing galore, as do the streams and creeks around Ashburton and Rakaia. You can even get in some inshore saltwater fishing, at Akaroa. If you've never picked up a rod before, it's never too late to try. Join up on a starter charter, and let your fishing master teach you how to land the day's big catch.