These beaches cascade into one another. After leaving Loni’s, Steamer is the first section you will arrive at. Steamer is an easy walk from the car with a pay and display car park or roadside parking depending upon seasonal restrictions.
There has been a huge influx of undulate rays caught along here this year with the biggest being 14lb 10oz that we’re aware of. Plenty of bass are caught through the year, especially in the late summer.
Due to the shape of Christchurch Bay, these beaches are an ideal rough weather location for a strong south westerly wind. It is also a great winter beach as there are plenty of pout, pollock, whiting and flounder caught through the winter months. Most local clubs will use this stretch for matches at some point as there is always something to catch.
Steamer and Avon tend to produce more on a rising tide and depending on the time of year can be fished day or night although in the height of summer you’ll need to contend with other beach users in the day. A summer’s evening here can produce some great sport in the form of mackerel and scad using a long flapper rig, pop ups and small hooks baited with little pieces of mackerel.