Coromandel-Waikato

Fishing the Coromandel and Waikato regions

From diving, to exploring mussel farms, fly-fishing the rivers to wrestling massive kingfish, striped and blue marlin - the Coromandel region has it all.

Here you will find some of the best fishing New Zealand has to offer with globally recognised hotspots including the Mercury and Aldermen Islands.

On the west coast of the coromandel the firth of Thames provides an excellent fishing area and the many mussel farms always hold plenty of snapper in the area.

The Alderman Islands
August 2022

The iconic Aldermen Islands (Ruamaahu) are a sight to behold both above and below water. Lying around 20km east off the coast of Tairua and Pauanui... Read More >

Western Coromandel Fishing Holiday Tips
March 2020

The western side of Coromandel is an extremely popular summer holiday destination. Here, Rob Fort gives up some of his favourite spots for catching fish in... Read More >

Fishing in the top of the Coromandel
June 2019

For keen fisherman, Nick Jones, some of his best fishing days are spent cruising from downtown Auckland, across the Firth of Thames, to the top of... Read More >

Landbased fishing on the Coromandel
March 2017

A couple of super-keen rock fishers remind Mark Kitteridge of how he used to be… ... Read More >

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