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Northern Coromandel Peninsular

Northern Coromandel Peninsular

May 6, 2021
As we head into the cooler months the beaches are becoming a little more inconsistent with less school fish in close and more heading out for deeper water. Recently there has been some very good snapper fishing way up north (by boat) north – west of Channel Island in around 45 metres, and there has been a lot of fast fleeting workup action moving down the west Coromandel coast mostly driven by feeding kahawai.
Northern Coromandel Peninsular

Northern Coromandel Peninsular

March 19, 2021
This is a great time of year to be fishing the Coro, with snapper having pretty much done their spawning thing, they are now starting to put on some good condition for the cooler months ahead. The fish are still schooling around over the sand in patches, and we had some great fishing recently in just ten metres of water early in the morning, following the fish out a bit deeper to the thirty metre mark off Whangapoua as the sun rose. This year we got a lot of really good sized pannies, great eating fish, but it was very noticeable that the bigger fish we normally like to return, were far fewer in numbers than in previous years. Hopefuly this is just down to our luck fishing the times we did get out there, and the bigger moochers are still around and not victims of over zealous fishing.
Northern Coromandel Peninsular

Northern Coromandel Peninsular

February 5, 2021
Snapper fishing right up the east coast, targeting the 20 to 30 metres zone off the beaches, and any of the inshore reef structures is good at this time of year, and a lot of the holiday boat traffic has thinned out so there’s a bit more space out there. Kingfish are also found lurking around the reef structures and they are often difficult to keep out of the rough if you do manage to hook up, so make sure your gear is heavy enough with at least 80lb braid and 100lb leader.
Northern Coromandel Peninsular

Northern Coromandel Peninsular

January 8, 2021
This is the time of year that snapper really move in close in schooling numbers, and it can be very rewarding to target them in relatively shallow water off almost all the beaches on the east coast of the Coromandel. Now that the full moon has passed, the fishing has been fantastic over the last few mornings.
Northern Coromandel Peninsular

Northern Coromandel Peninsular

November 20, 2020
It’s heating up as can be expected in the Coromandel, with good fishing from right in close to way out wide. The really exciting news is the yellowfin tuna have arriving as per last year, which is a very welcome return, and means last year was not just a freak anomaly. We can expect to see these amazing fish appearing anywhere from Mayor Island, right up the Alderman Rise, on past Great Barrier and the Mokes, right up to the Bay of Islands.
Northern Coromandel Peninsular

Northern Coromandel Peninsular

October 9, 2020
We have been out pretty much a week straight, every day, and the fishing in the Coromandel has been going off. Mostly fishing out wider has been where the action is, with kingfish really firing up on the chew. The inshore snapper fishing generally takes a little bit longer to really get going, and by all reports the fishing is typically hit and miss depending on tides and other factors. We expect the good snapper fishing inshore to really start picking up a bit closer to December.

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