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Northern Coromandel Peninsular

Northern Coromandel Peninsular

September 3, 2020
Springtime in the Coromandel means a few things change up. The awesome bluefin run has moved on up north to traverse around the top of the country, so attention now is firmly back on snapper, kingfish, and deepwater species, with a bit of diving in the mix. Gamefish action won’t kick off until much closer to Christmas, so until that fires up properly the outriggers will be stored away for a few months
Northern Coromandel Peninsular

Northern Coromandel Peninsular

August 7, 2020
The big excitement at the moment off the Coromandel is all happening with the migration of the southern bluefin tuna moving up from Cape Runaway in their trek north, and now are in reach of trailer boat fishermen leaving from the east Coromandel coast. These magnificent fish are definitely a bucket list ticker, and this year seems to have been one of the best on record for them.
Northern Coromandel Peninsular

Northern Coromandel Peninsular

June 19, 2020
Ed Note: We are stoked to have report input from Tom Maxwell, Mad Max Sportfishing Whitianga.
Northern Coromandel Peninsular

Northern Coromandel Peninsular

May 22, 2020
Autumn fishing in the Coromandel can be some of the best we get with most fish in superb condition when you do find them. The big game has tailed off, but there is still the chance of a stray billfish hanging around for another couple of weeks. Snapper fishing can be good at the moment, with plenty of good resident fish holding in close to the reef and foul structures. Many of the school snapper have moved off the sand out deeper, so fishing the beaches can be really hit and miss depending on the tides other factors. Last week we had plenty of really good beach fishing off Kennedy Bay, Matarangi, Kuoatunu and Otama with 40 plus cm fish in pretty good numbers in around 20 metres.
Northern Coromandel Peninsular

Northern Coromandel Peninsular

February 16, 2020
It’s about as dry as you can get in the Coromandel at the moment. Most of the grass is burned off around the entire coastline townships, which means we have had heaps of great weather for fishing? Ummm between the 15 knot winds that is. It’s been one of those seasons that has presented us with some spectacular fishing across just about every species you could hope to be targeting.
Northern Coromandel Peninsular

Northern Coromandel Peninsular

January 24, 2020
The fishing this time of year in the Coromandel can be extremely rewarding, and if you are just off the mark or in the wrong moon phase or what have you, just as frustrating. Inshore the persistent winds this year have limited the days that it’s comfortable to get out, but last week with the passing of the full moon well and truly behind, there has been some very good snapper action in close around early morning. Snapper are now schooling in shallow and surf casters and small boat fishermen are doing well around the popular holiday destination beaches and headlands. Having just spent the week in the Coro, we saw some great action and plenty of other boats doing well.

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