Coromandel

Coromandel

Stony Bay

Location

36° 30' 19.9116" S, 175° 25' 52.284" E
Date & Time: 
This can fish right through the year

In the summer you often see kings chasing ky and trevs in the bay here. This point has produced a lot of fish over the years but gets a fair amount of summer pressure.
I've had snapper to 21lb here and know of plenty of kings being caught in the summer.
Walk-in is NOT around the rocks! Go back up Stony Bay Rd a bit and you'll see the DoC marker for the track out there. Not too hard at all.

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The Pinnacles

Location

36° 28' 10.4232" S, 175° 24' 49.248" E
Date & Time: 
Couple of houes either side of low is normally best in Coro for kings

This is a kingy spot really, not a great one for snapper. Can be walked in from Fletchers Bay - is about 1h15 and a fairly hard walk on loose stuff. Take lots of berley to keep the kahwai coming - they're a much better livebait than yellowtail up there.

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Calf Island

Location

36° 48' 36.6012" S, 175° 24' 15.0012" E
Date & Time: 
change of light

good spot for snapper and kingfish. Use pilchard baits to catch the snapper

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Orere Point Reef

Location

36° 56' 48.0012" S, 175° 15' 24.0012" E
GPS: 
36 56.80S, 175 15.40E
Date & Time: 
Jan - August

3-5m reef which is best fished on a rising tide. Good for snapper, trevally and kingfish. Put down berley and bait up with soft baits like bonito or pilchard.

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Opoutere Beach

Location

37° 4' 16.8528" S, 175° 53' 17.7216" E

You can get to this spot by boat if you come down from Tairua. Or just walk up the beach from Opoutere on the north side of Wharekawa Harbour. It is a pretty long walk though. You can get some snapper and kahawai here and sometimes kingfish.

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The Channel

Location

36° 26' 30.9012" S, 175° 19' 56.7012" E
GPS: 
36 26.515S, 175 19.945E
Boat Ramp: 
Port Jackson off the beach
Date & Time: 
Change of light

Great spot for kingfish and snapper

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Waikawau Mussel Farms

Location

36° 56' 22.8156" S, 175° 28' 14.1852" E
Boat Ramp: 
Waikawau Boat Ramp
Date & Time: 
Change of light

Launch out of Waikawau and head straight out to the mussel farms. Tie on to any of the bouys, berley up and get into the snapper.

Tie on to the last bouy in a row to match the tide, so you drift away from all the cables and mussels.

Get a decent boat hook to make switching bouys quick and easy - or get two to tie between two rows of bouys.

Plenty of rat kings around to cause grief or add some interest during the day.

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