Fishing (except for gathering kina) within Maunganui Bay / Deep Water Cove is against the law. This area has been closed since 2010.
It is closed under section 186A of the Fisheries Act 1996. You can not take any species of fish, aquatic life, or seaweed, except for kina.
Fines up to a maximum of $100,000 apply for breaching the regulations.
Full details visit: http://www.rahui.org.nz