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Fishing in Coromandel

Separating the Hauraki Gulf from the Bay of Plenty, the Coromandel Peninsula is a hub for tourists from all over the world. Although it's just a stone's throw from the bustling centres of Auckland and Tauranga, its luscious mountains, rainforests, and crystal clear waters will make you feel like you're in another world. Make the most of it and hop aboard one of the many Coromandel fishing charters, which will take you to the bays, islands, and deep waters offshore. 
When it comes to fishing here, you’re in for a treat. From the shallow inshore waters, to the islands, and further offshore, there’s something for you. Test your bottom fishing skills to fill the boat with delicious Snappers, John Dory, Kingfish, and Trevally, or get ready for a big game fishing adventure in the deep. With Blue, Black, and Striped Marlin rubbing shoulders with Sailfish, Bluenoses, Hapuka, Tuna, and many more, there’s always something biting. 
The incredible fishing action starts a mere 10 minutes from shore, so hop aboard a nearshore Coromandel fishing charter for anywhere from four hours to a full day. If you want to get to the deep, then you’ll need at least seven hours of fishing. Fortunately, there are plenty of options, including shared and private charters, depending on your budget. Choose from a species-specific trip, or go after them all on a “combo” adventure to fill the boat.
Most Coromandel fishing charters operate out of the eastern coast of the peninsula, with Tairua and Whitianga being particularly strong hotspots to get you to the islands and beyond. These locations boast the shortest runs to some of the best fishing grounds in the country, so come aboard and get ready for the fishing trip of a lifetime!

Rules & Regulations

Recreational saltwater fishing in the North Island of New Zealand is completely free without the need for a license. Your experienced skipper will keep you informed of all the latest bag limits, so there’s really nothing for you to worry about.
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Coromandel Fishing Seasons

Summer means one thing when it comes to fishing out of Coromandel – big game fishing! Start the new year in style and go up against Blue and Striped Marlin to land that fish you’ve always dreamed of.
The deep waters of the Pacific are still calling your name as the warm weather makes for great conditions. Beware of the sudden showers, though, and make sure you always have the option to stay nearshore.
Whether you’re looking for an offshore adventure, or fancy filling the boat nearshore, there’s something for you in March. Target big game species in the deep, or land some delicious Snappers when closer.
While the weather may begin to change, it’s still mild enough for you to venture offshore. The red-hot fishing is sure to keep you on your toes as you target everything from Kingfish to Swordfish. 
It’s getting colder and wetter, but there’s still plenty of action out on the water. From the bays to the deep water offshore, you can get your hands on Marlin, Snappers, Gropers, and many more prized fish.
You’ll feel winter arriving in Coromandel in June, with the rain threatening to scupper any plans you have to get out on the water. Dodge the showers, though, and you’ll have the pick of the fishing to yourself.
Take advantage of the low season, and get your fish on. Keep warm with a thrilling adventure to sea, and target species such as Gropers, Swordfish, Tarakihi, Snappers, and Kingfish for a warming dinner. 
Between the wind and rain, you may find it difficult to get out on the water, but keep an eye on the weather and you may just be in luck. A trip in August can see you come home with a whole load of table favorites.
Spring breathes new life into Coromandel’s fishing opportunities, and the annual Whitianga Scallop Festival will give you plenty of delicious fish to taste. Combine it with your own fishing trip, and get the most out of it.
Nearshore fishing is once again the name of the game, as some prized fish return to spawn. Get ready for some thrilling bottom fishing action, and target Kingfish, Snappers, and Tarakihi. 
Just minutes from leaving the dock, you’ll come across some of the best fishing you can find in New Zealand. Spend anywhere from half a day to a full day on the water and land some delicious fish for dinner.
While December is a time to reflect on the year gone by, Coromandel’s fishing will make you want the next year to start right away. New life dawns upon the peninsula, giving you hope of an offshore adventure soon.

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What People Are Saying About Coromandel

Full day with Owen and Chase
Cath M. fished with Epic Adventures Ltd - KAOS on August 25, 2018
If fishing in winter, June/ July would probably be better than august in terms of weather

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