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Northland Hot Spots
Forsyth Thompson has fished the length and breadth of New Zealand. Part two of this series covers some of his best spots in the Far North and Bay of Islands
Waiheke Island could never be described as an ‘average’ destination, the stand out region for me has always been what is commonly known as the ‘bottom end.’
Destination Mokohinau Islands + black marlin at Mokes vid
The Mokohinau Islands would have to be the most talked about destination in the Hauraki Gulf. Unfortunately, its remote location and the lack of accurate information on how to get the most from a trip out there means many never actually give the Mokes a crack.
Destination Great Barrier Island
Great Barrier island, the jewel in the Hauraki Gulf’s crown. It always seems so close yet so far away. Is the fishing really as good as they say it is? In a word – yes.
Destination Little Barrier and outer Hauraki Gulf
Little Barrier Island often beckons in the distance for those fishing Kawau. On a scenic basis alone it is worth the journey. Get there on the right day the fishing can be as good as it gets.
Destination Northern Coromandel to Mayor Island
A huge and immensely varied fishing destination the Coromandel attracts fishermen of all types.
Auckland Kayak Spots - Army Bay
Located on the north side of the end of the Whangaparaoa Peninsula, you will find a small sheltered sandy bay called Army Bay.
Hints & Tips
How to fish the Manukau Harbour
Ask Auckland fishermen for an opinion of the Manukau harbour and its adjacent west coast fishery and most will suggest it’s a dangerous place, full of sharks and tiny snapper.
Fly Fishing in the Wairarapa
A heap of fun fishing Wellington's most under-utilised fishery, the Ruamahunga River in the Wairarapa.
Destination Bay of Islands
Famously celebrated as Zane Grey’s Anglers Eldorado the Bay of Islands continues to shine as a favourite all-weather fishing destination for both locals and visiting anglers from around the world. The author learnt his trade in the Bay fishing every nook and cranny it’s hundreds of islands and rocky cliffs hide.
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