Campervan Travel: Fishing in Gisborne, New Zealand

Cool and mountainous – this is what we always think of New Zealand. And with that, we always ready ourselves for mountain climbing activities when we have our grand campervan travels. But New Zealand is not only for the avid mountain hikers, it is also for people who are ecstatic about fishing. Among the spectacular regions of New Zealand with great fishing charters is the Gisborne region. Fishing activities are one of the popular leisure and sports of families, especially campervan travelers.

Campervan travelers will surely have a great time fishing in the Gisborne region. Nothing is more fun than fishing in the clear blue waters on a sunny day. Just remember to put your hat and glasses on so you could escape from the harsh heat of the sun. Do you know that Gisborne is the first city in the world who says hello to the sun every morning?

Fishing in Gisborne

Are you a complete noob when it comes to fishing? Don’t think too much about it since Gisborne welcomes all anglers and fishers of all fishing skills and levels. Be sure to bring along with you your fishing rods and lines while you get inside your campervan. Your campervan is your best bud for keeping your fishing tackle safe and sound. A campervan has enough space to accommodate all of your fishing gear.

As soon as you arrive in Gisborne with your campervan, you can go for rivers, lakes, streams or even the ocean to catch some fish. Gisborne is really studded with spectacular fishing spots. The place assures you of having a great catch. Of course, fishing demands you a lot of patience. Sometimes, the fishes are not that dumb enough to be fooled by your bait. But when you catch your very first fish, you’ll feel proud and awesome. Feels like you’re the best fisher out there.

What to Fish in Gisborne

Truly enough, as we stay put in our campervan, we often imagine the fishes that we would catch as soon as we arrive the fishing charter. When fishing in Gisborne, expect to have a haul of snapper, crayfish, bluecod, trout and kingfish! Actually, there are several kinds of fishes you can catch in Gisborne with your hook and bait.

There are a lot of recipes you can do with your catch. If you are avoiding too complicated fish recipes, you can fry or even grill your fish! And that is very mouthwatering. To spice up your fried fish, you can create your own dip sauce. When in New Zealand, everyone also loves to grill. You can barbecue your catch on a hot coal fire together with some sliced onions and vegetables. To taste, make your own delicious dressing.

Everyone enjoys eating fish especially if it is his or her own catch. So if you don’t want to miss all the fishing fun, you have to be prepared during your scheduled date of campervan travel. Get those fishing rods and lines to work.

Jack Kent

About Jack Kent

Jack Kent loves the outdoors and nothing is more enjoyable than driving his Britz campervan around the North and South islands of New Zealand. When Jack isn't driving his motorhome around, he is drinking beers with his mates, mountain biking through country New Zealand and blogging about what New Zealand has to offer.

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