Anton, Janene and the team at Kaikoura Hunting and Fishing invite you all to come in and see their new expanded store! We are now twice the size offering twice the range!
The Kaikoura Hunting and Fishing store is easy to find on the main state highway 1 between New World and Robbie’s Bar and Bistro. With great parking for everybody including those with boats, caravans & camper vans, they can pull up directly outside the shop.
This one stop shop now includes Asics sports shoes, Merrell Footwear and our clothing range includes the Hunting & Fishing brand, Stoney Creek, Swazi, Huntech and RM Williams. We can supply the gear and the knowledge for you to enjoy many great experiences in the outdoors whether you are hunting, salt or fresh water fishing, diving, camping or tramping.
We are a dedicated specialist free diving store with the Wettie Dive brand offering all the latest free dive gear with over 250 wetsuits, 300 mask & snorkels and a massive range of fins, over 70 spear guns including NZ made carbon guns and Hawaiian slings and a huge range of dive accessories in stock. The new dive section including Bauer Dive compressor offers tank fills and a dive hire service as well. We are the number 1 Dive shop in Kaikoura.
Our new camping and tramping area has expanded with a wide range of camping and tramping gear now on display. This coming season we will have a new freshwater section expanding our range of flys, salmon & trout rods and reels plus a range of top quality freshwater lures and accessories.
The impressive display in our new gunroom now holds in excess of 100 rifles and shotguns plus air rifles. Well worth a look!
Kaikoura is one of the best free diving destinations in the South Island, where crayfish, paua, butterfish and moki are in great abundance and easily accessible for all levels of divers. Scuba diving is also popular here with good underwater reef structures to hunt those crays in the deeper zones. Kaikoura’s ocean is full of many different creatures and organisms to keep all types of divers from the hunter gather to the sightseer entrigued.
The majestic Kaikoura coastline sets the scene for an amazing fishing experience. The fishing opportunities are huge for both shore-based fisherman and boat anglers. Kaikoura is renowned for its deepwater fishery where groper, blue nose, ling, kingfish, hoki, alfonsino, ribaldo are in abundance. Electric reels are worth their weight in gold when it comes to deep water fishing. Less than 1 mile from Shore it is over 1 mile deep. This offers excellent deepwater fishing. Closer to shore our shallow water fishery offers blue cod, gurnard, terakihi, moki and butterfish.
Salmon Fishing in Kaikoura is primarily off the two main beaches between the Hapuku river and the Kahutara river. Salmon are regularly caught between 7-15lbs using hex wobblers and spoons on an 8-12ft Surf rod between October and mid January when salmon migrate to the river mouths on their spawning runs. If the salmon are not on the bite, then you will be sure to get a kahawai or the occasional sea run trout!
Kaikoura Hunting and Fishing is proud to be involved in the Kaikoura Salmon Enhancement Society. The group’s vision is to replenish the local salmon fishery ensuring the salmon are here to stay for future generations to enjoy. 10,000 1 year old salmon are being released into the local stream in July 2014 after a concerted fundraising effort by the Enhancement Society. Any donations to the Salmon Enhancement Society for our releasing salmon programme will be greatly appreciated.
The Seaward Kaikoura ranges offers some of the best hunting in Marlborough with access to DOC land from State Highway 1. Red deer, Chamois, pigs and goats are present here. The team at Kaikoura Hunting & Fishing offers friendly advice and local knowledge and has every base covered when it comes to the outdoors! Our focus is our customers offering them professional knowledge and advice.