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Fishing at Raglan Wallis Wharf

Published: 1 August 2019
Last Updated: 1 August 2019
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Raglan’s wharf towards the end of Wallis St is a working wharf, used by fishing, fishing and tour boats and also the Raglan Coast Guard. In addition to there are cafes and shops. For recreational fishos, the wharf is a popular spot for line fishing. Adjacent to the wharf is a launch ramp appropriate for trailer boats that are large. The wharf was started in 1921 and was added to.

The original part of the wharf was among the first New Zealand wharves constructed in concrete. Approaching the wharf from the town area of Raglan, the most prominent feature is the older Golden Bay cement silos which were constructed in 1967. These have been converted into holiday apartments.

A good deal of the old wharf sheds burnt down in Apr 2010. The replacement construction was finished in August 2012 and the first businesses started up in Nov 2012. The Waikato District Council is working to secure tenants to the construction.

Whats going on at the Wharf?

Sunset Cruises

Raglan Boat Charters has 2-hour cruise most days over summer departing late after noon/ erlay evening leaving from Raglan Wharf on the Wahine Moe.

The Wharf Kitchen & Bar

With views of the volcano its own verandah tables are a popular spot on lazy summer and fall days. A home specialization is its own ‘sea foods planks’.

Wharf Espresso

Coffee on the edge by Stephen and Fiona Sandwell Situated on the Raglan Wharf, next to Sly Pottery Open weekends and public holidays, 9 to 3.30

Wallis Street Walk

The walk from the Raglan town area to the wharf takes about fifteen minutes each way. It is horizontal and an easy walk. To get a variation detour down Puriri Street and along Cliff St on the road back.

Fishing and Boating

Bigger boats can launch at the ramp next to Raglan Wharf towards the end of Wallis Street. Launching and recovery is feasible for all tides. A floating pontoon is next to the launch ramp. There's limited parking for boat trailers close to the top of the ramp. You can need to park further along Wallis Street.

Recreational fishers audience the advantage of Raglan Wharf on warm summer days, but you’ll find them there on every day and even sometimes in the middle of the evening. The fishos mostly catch sprats with a couple of kahwai and mullet fish.

Many fishing charter boats work from Raglan. One to consider is Sea Thief fishing charters for snapper, gurnard and kingfish.

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Article by: Brett
Category : Raglan activities

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