Hook - Salmon Fishing and Dining Experience
OPEN THURSDAY TO SUNDAY FROM 11AM
Get Hook-ed on fishing! We make it easy to enjoy the highlights, from the thrill of the chase and reeling it in, to savouring the exquisite taste of fresh Chinook salmon caught in a natural environment – by you!
Guides will inspire as they teach you the skills to catch a trophy fish, or 'have a go yourself' in the smaller fish lake with the kids from just $5. Hook has created a beautiful oasis amidst the mountains where, with just a little bit of time to spare you can have a quality fishing experience. On top of that our chef will cook and plate up your catch, in numerous different ways to delight, surprise and give you the ultimate taste sensation – think salmon cooked in 5 ways! Serving tasting platters, vegetarian options plus a fantastic kids menu and more! Soak up the atmosphere in our outdoor (covered) restaurant, enjoy a local wine or craft beer while the kids play happily for hours in our sandpit, playground and vast outdoor area.
No need to fish – just come, enjoy the scenery and have lunch. Everyone leaves Hook happy!
Guided Fishing Lessons - $49 per person
Learn to fish! Let us take you on the fishing adventure of a life time, a premium guided experience – your chance to catch “The Big One”. We’ll let you in on all the secrets, show you how to set up your equipment, select the best lures and teach you everything we know about fishing. With our knowledge, your new skills (and maybe a bit of luck) you’ll land your very own trophy salmon!
The Guided Fishing Lessons takes place at The Lazy Zee – our exclusive fishing lake.
Reel Deal - Just $5 per person
The authentic, low-key, DIY, as-kiwi-as-it-gets fishing experience. Rent out a rod and claim your lucky spot around our lake. It’s as easy as that – even if you’ve never fished before. It may take a few casts (our fish aren’t trained to bite!) but this is the joy of fishing. With a little patience and a little luck you’ll soon be reeling in your lunch.
The Reel Deal takes place at Hounds Hollow – our main fishing lake stocked with Chinook salmon that average between 1.8 kg in weight.
Note: We have life jackets available for the wee ones, to give you peace of mind.
Our newest activity - just for the fun of it! Only $15 for a bucket of balls, and as some of us found out, if you only hit the ball every 4th swing it's even better value! The verdict: Will keep the big kids as well as the little kids highly amused for ages... insane amounts of fun!
Prepare - Relax - Dine
Prepare - How would you like it? Hot smoked is our favourite – soft, flaky and juicy with a subtle smoky flavour. Or try sashimi – raw, finely sliced. We can even exchange the fish you caught for previously prepared cold smoked salmon. All options are available to eat-in or takeaway or we can vacuum pack whole fillets so you can prepare it at home. If you don’t want to fish, or just can’t get enough fish, we also sell a range of delicious ready-to-go salmony treats.
Relax - Open to everyone. There’s plenty of room for the kids to run around, play in the sand pit, or feed the fish while you sit and relax. Fill your day with fun outdoor activities, walk around the grounds to discover new birdlife and native trees or have a go at our collection of lawn games.
Dine - The courtyard eatery overlooks the fishing lakes so you can enjoy the view while you dine. We offer wine tasting matched with the salmon tasting platter so you can experience a whole new level of flavour sensations.
Hours : Open 7 days, 10am – 7pm (7.30pm Friday and Saturday)
Last rod hire 6pm
Price per kg : $39.95
Birthday Parties - We are truly a unique venue for both adults and children
Children: A fishing party! How much fun at only $5 a head to fish (each little fisher person must be accompanied by an adult) and then we have the catering sorted. You are welcome to bring your own cake and decorations. Get making those invites!
Adults: Enjoy a divine long lunch in an amazing setting, great food, local wine.....just add friends. Plus you can bring the kids as we have lots to keep them entertained so you can relax and enjoy.
We know how to make birthdays special, let us know your budget and we will tailor-make a package to suit you.