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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.
Northern Coromandel Peninsular

Northern Coromandel Peninsular

January 9, 2020
The biggest fishing news in a long time for anyone fishing out of the eastern Coromandel. An unprecedented run of yellowfin, and we seem to be getting the lion’s share of the action east of the Alderman’s, and south between the Aldies and Mayor mostly in the 200 – 400 contour range as per the map. Tuna have been caught as far inshore as close in to Red Mercury and Whangamata in less than 80 metres of water though, so if you’re out there dragging plastic, you are in with a shot.
Northern Coromandel Peninsular

Northern Coromandel Peninsular

December 20, 2019
This is the time of year that kingfish are really firing up. Between now and the end of January, it can traditionally be the best time for kingy fishing, and the big, strong-fighting game fish are hitting lures both top water and jig, and smashing live baits. Just about anywhere you can find current and structure is great for targeting kingfish. Pins and drop offs will hold fish, but not always in the same place.

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