James Wakefield, manager of No. 1 Queen Street Café in Britomart, was pulling the café sign down at about 8am this morning when something unusual happened.
"I noticed a flash out of the corner of my eye, looked around and saw a fish on the ground," he told Newshub.
Mr Wakefield says his first reaction was to Snapchat the incident, "as you do".
He assumes the fish was a "seagull's breakfast" that had been dropped as it was flown over downtown Auckland.