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.

Western Coromandel Fishing Holiday Tips
March 2020

The western side of Coromandel is an extremely popular summer holiday destinatio... 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... 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 >

Coromandel Kayak Adventures
May 2014

Your guide Rob Fort is a professional Kayak Fishing expert who offers a wide range of products and services through his Coromandel based business.... Read More >

A Guide to Lake Karapiro
September 2010

A typical long, skinny hydro lake, Karapiro is the lowest lake on the Waikato River... Read More >

The Coromandel - big snapper and kingfish tips
May 2006

Some tips for targeting big snapper and kings during winter in the Coromandel.... Read More >


Fishing bite times

Major Bites

Minor Bites

Major Bites

Minor Bites

  • Fishing Reports, News & Specials