Sea Fishing

Minaret Station provides exciting and unique saltwater fishing opportunities. New Zealand’s western coastline has a dramatic drop in depth close to the shore providing anglers the unique opportunity to fish for numerous saltwater species within minutes from the wharf.

Deep water bass species including bluenose and grouper offer exhilarating sea fishing to enthusiasts of all abilities. Further south Fiordland’s internationally acclaimed fiords provide airily calm and sheltered conditions for sea fishing.  Fiordland or blue cod is found exclusively around New Zealand's rocky coastlines, and the fiord’s deep and cold waters provide a haven for this territorial fish.

Minaret Station offers a number of chartered sea fishing options on the Southwest Coast, Stewart Island, and in and around Fiordland.  Guests have the opportunity to fly by helicopter directly to charter vessels moored up in one of several sounds within Fiordland, or Minaret Station’s own purpose built charter vessel – Storm Jet.

Fly fishing for Kahawai or sea trout is also an exciting option where glacier fed rivers meet the Tasman Sea.