10 Knots Waiheke Island Smokehouse is making what we think is the best smoked fish in NZ. 10 knots is a new brand but we are not a new company. We took over an old smokehouse and spent a year perfecting the product and building the brand before relocation to Waiheke Island. 10 Knots smokes daily at its factory on Waiheke Island using only natural ingredients.

Order online or visit our smokehouse door to taste the work of our master smoker.

James Siddle, Mike Stewart

Owned by James Siddle and Mike Stewart, 10 Knots is named after an ideal wind speed.


James loves fishing and Mike loves sailing, they were walking on Onetangi beach when they came up with the name 10 Knots, which they think sums up the smokehouse and the owners' connection to the sea.

Craft smoked fish: A little salt, some sugar, and then straight onto slow burned New Zealand Manuka chips — we preserve and enhance the ocean-fresh flavour, ready for you to enjoy.

10 Knots fish is ready to eat and easy to use. Try it as part of a cheese board, in a fresh salad, in a hash, in a pie, or in kedgeree.


Find 10 Knots at selected retailers