New wharf an angling asset: Boiler Point

The new fishing wharf at Boiler Point has proved popular with local anglers. PHOTOS: GERARD O...
The new fishing wharf at Boiler Point has proved popular with local anglers. PHOTOS: GERARD O’BRIEN/SUPPLIED
This is a new wharf along the edge of the Port Chalmers container port just before Careys Bay.
Species include salmon, mullet, sprat, blue and red cod, kahawai, barracouta, trumpeter, blue moki and occasionally kingfish.

A trumpeter caught from the wharf.
A trumpeter caught from the wharf.

Like most areas in the harbour, Boiler Point fishes better on the incoming to high tide.

Most forms of sea fishing work here including ledger rigs, dropper rigs, floats with dead baits (most common for salmon fishing) and spin fishing.

November to March are the most productive months due to a larger number of species present.

GRANT ASHTON 
Allan Millar’s Hunting and Fishing

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