Monkfish, or Stargazer, is a bottom species caught year round. Reaching 90cm but more common around 30-50cm, this species is mottly green/brown in colour. With a moist, white and dense flesh, Monkfish is suitable for many different cooking methods.
The Snapper is NZ’s favourite table fish. Popular for its tasty, firm flesh and beautiful red colour, the Snapper is found to depths of 150m. Our Westcoast is at the southern limits of the species range and it will grow to 14kg, but is more common around the 2-5kg size. Snapper can be found over reefs, sand, the mid-water or in shallows.
Tarakihi is a schooling species, with brilliant silver flanks and a dark band behind the head. Growing to 3kg, Tarakihi are found in a range of depths and bottom types. A versitile favourite, Tarakihi is firm, moist and tasty to cook with.
Bluenose is a member of the Warehou family, distinguished by its large eyes, deep stocky body and blunt snout.
Growing to 20kg, bluenose school between the bottom and mid water at depths to 400m.
Bluenose is an exceedingly tasty fish, with moist firm white flakes.
Sea Perch, are a smaller, spiny species abundant around the southern coast in a range of depths to 1200m. Common over foul ground and reaches sizes of 4kg. Sea Perch has a tasty, firm pearly white flesh that suits most common cooking methods.
Blue Warehou is a schooling fish, with a stout body, blue shoulders and silver underbelly. Growing to 7kg and available year round, Warehou are found down to 400m. A medium-firm flesh, that responds well to moist cooking methods. Warehou makes a tasty option for many different dishes.
Rhombosolea plebeia Endemic to New Zealand, Sand Flounder are a member of the distinctive flatfish family. Found on the sand and growing to 1.0kg, Flounder are a year-round favorite. Delicate, tasty pearl-like flesh is suited to many cooking styles.
Groper or Hapuku, are found in rocky reef areas to 250 meters.
Groper grow to 85kg and are similar in appearance to Bass, a close cousin.
A beautiful, tasty white flesh, with larger flakes. Suited to all cooking methods and is considered a premium species.