Fishing on Kauai

Native Hawaiians have been fishing on Kauai for centuries. Just one example of this can be seen at the Alekoko, Menehune Fishpond near Lihue. This engineering feat was believed to have been built more than 1,000 years ago by hundreds of little, mythical Hawaiian people called Menehune.

Whether it's deep sea or freshwater fishing, Kauai delivers. Reel in ono, mahimahi, opakapaka and fighting marlin from Kauai’s shores, piers or fishing boats. Deep-sea fishing charters are available primarily from Nawiliwili Harbor in Lihue, and some from the North Shore and from Port Allen in Hanapepe on the West Side. You’ll only need a fishing license if you choose to freshwater fish (available from the State Division of Aquatic Resources). Note that each boat captain has their own policy on what happens to large fish caught on board. Please check specific policies before you book your fishing tour.