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Northern Coromandel Peninsular

September 24, 2021
Biggest recent news is the closure of the scallop fishery for two years in order to restore the scallop population to a sustainable level. This from MPI...The east Coromandel scallop fishery will close for a period of 2 years from this Saturday, 11 September following a request from the Ngāti Hei Trust. The closure covers scallop fishing in an area extending along the east Coromandel coastline from Anarake Point to Ruahiwihiwi Point, where Ngāti Hei exercise mana moana, and includes Opito Bay. Other fishing in the area can continue under existing rules. Director of fisheries management, Emma Taylor says public consultation on the request took place between April and May.
Northern Coromandel Peninsular

Northern Coromandel Peninsular

August 6, 2021
Now that the southern bluefin tuna have moved on from Waihau Bay and are heading up past Mayor Island, there is still a chance of picking up one of these magnificent fish when the weather allows. We fished Waihau Bay last week, and although most are calling it for a done deal, there were only five boats out (as opposed to the usual 50 or so!) and two out of five still hooked up and boated fish.
Northern Coromandel Peninsular

Northern Coromandel Peninsular

June 23, 2021
Recently the Coromandel has been fishing typically for this time of year, and a few good easterly fronts coming through have really put the blockers on getting out wide to chase the deepwater species. That is never too much problem in the Coro though, as inshore fishing has plenty to offer for good snapper and kingfish action.
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.

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