Located just 7km from Takaka township in the stunning Anatoki Valley, here you will find the ‘Anatoki Salmon Farm’ and a chance to feel the thrill of catching your own salmon. What could be more fun than a fishing session with your family or friends?
Enjoy their fully licensed café. Watch salmon back-flip out of the water, listen as they splash on the surface, keep your eye out for the big one, feel the thrill as the salmon teases your line with nibbles just before you reel it in and land your catch.
Enjoy your freshly caught salmon prepared as you like it in our cafe or take it away with you. You don’t necessarily have to fish for yourself, of course.
You can enjoy a glass (or a bottle) of high quality wine, sip a coffee or soft drink and select from their fully-licensed café menu – salmon-related of course.
While you wait for your fish to be smoked, you can enjoy the 3 hectare area around the farm. You can feed the tame Anatoki eels, play with the farm animals, visit the salmon holding ponds or go for a bush walk to the anatoki river.
This tranquil spot adjoining the Anatoki River, looking out across beautiful New Zealand bush is the perfect location to bring your friends, family or on your own for a spot of fishing with guaranteed success. You don’t necessarily need fishing experience, entry is free and all the gear is provided for you free of charge. Simply pay per weight for what you catch, $28.00 per kilo.
You will pick up your fishing rods and tackle from the café (after some instructions if needed) with a net and a bin to put your catch into, and head down to “Lake Anatoki”, the fishing pond.You can spend as long as you like down here catching your fish and enjoying the atmosphere. Your fish will then be cleaned and prepared in front of you, into fillets or steaks free of charge, or have it hot smoked on site for an extra $10.00 with a range of delicious seasonings.
You can eat there as part of a picnic – there are plenty of spots for picnicking, or have it prepared to take home. It can even be vacuum packed for enjoying up to 30 days later! Or have it made into sashimi for just $9.00 per fish. They can also give you recipe ideas for if you’re taking your fresh fish home to cook yourself.
Just a heads-up – if you’re in a group of 10 people or more and are eating your fish on site, you will have it hot smoked for free and if you’re not here in Golden Bay and still want to sample their delicious salmon, you can contact us and make an order – with all salmon harvested and dispatched the same day.
So, if your stomach is grumbling and you’re in the Bay with some time to spare, head to the Anatoki Salmon Farm for lunch, or the whole day.
Open 10am – 4pm most days (check their www.anatokisalmon.co.nz for exact opening hours) no reservations required.
From Boxing day 14 January open till 6pm
Feed The Eels
Experience the relationship between free wild creatures and humans, as you hand-feed them, just as Maggi McCallum first did over 100 years ago. Buy your Eel food at the cafe for only $3.00, follow the blue stones and feed the historic Anatoki tame eels.
Open from 10am till 4pm
The salmon farm will be open year round The Eels will be closed over Winter because the Eels are hibernating.
Lot’s of different animals around the 3ha area. Check out the cute kune kune pigs or have a laugh with the turkeys..
Enjoy the scenery with a drink while your fish is being prepared to perfection or go straight for our selection of salmon related quality meals and nibbles.
The Cafe is fully licensed and the best local beer and wines are available for your enjoyment.
We also offer pre-packed Hot and Cold Smoked Salmon.
If you are after fresh salmon, take on the challenge of catching one yourself in our lake.
Anatoki Salmon farm also provide free overnight stay for self-contained campers on the large parking paddock next to the salmon farm
All fresh Anatoki Salmon are harvested and dispatched within the same day, delivering a fresher, better quality salmon to your door.
As aquaculture farmers neighbouring the Kahurangi National Park, we are uniquely privileged in employing the resources of the pristine waters of the Anatoki River. This enables us to serve you with exceptionally high quality freshwater salmon.
Come, stay, play in beautiful Golden Bay
Golden Bay is a well-known destination, boasting the best of coastal life. Seen as New Zealand’s most appealing and diverse holiday destination, the Golden Bay region offers breathtaking diverse arts and crafts, scenery, and fabulous beaches. At Golden Bay, there’s always something for everyone.
Drive over to the Marble Mountain or Takaka Hill, and explore the Harwoods Hole and Ngarua Caves along the way. Further ahead, visit the breathtaking Te Waikoropupu Springs, also known as Pupu Springs, which is a sacred site of the local Maori indigenous people.
Anytime you are around Takaka, Golden Bay, and you want to eat good fish, just come to Anatoki Salmon Farm.
We are open: 9.00 am – 4.30 pm daily, and no reservations are required.