Before you go fishing you will need to know the amateur fishing regulation. These are available free of charge from your local MPI office or http://www.mpi.govt.nz/travel-and-recreation/fishing/fishing-rules/ . The main regulations that apply nationally to recreational set netting are:
- Any net or nets used either individually or jointly must not extend more than a quarter of the way across any bay, channel, river, stream or sound.
- Nets must not be set in a way that causes fish to be stranded by the falling tide.
- The use of stakes to secure nets is prohibited
- Each end of a net must have a surface buoy permanently and legibly marked with the fisher’s initials and surname
- Set nets must not exceed 60 meters in length
- Only one set net (max 60m) and one bait net (max 10m mesh <50mm) can be carried on a boat at any one time.
- Nets must not be set within 60 meters of another net.
An important point to note is that a set net may not be used as a drag net if it exceeds 40M in length.
Please check specific regulations in your area!
- Mullet Mono: .50mm
- Mesh (Flat, knot to knot): 90mm
- Depth: 30md
- Length: 40m