There are plenty of options for fishing around the West Coast. Sea conditions can be rough so often anglers seek calm weather to take advantage of fishing off the coast. Popular target species are snapper, trevally and sometimes marlin in the gamefishing season which runs from January to May.
Common techniqes at the surf beaches include long lining using kontikis and kites as well as surfcasting.
In the harbours, nets are often set to target grey mullet, rig and flounder. Line fishing can be succesful in the deeper channels for snapper and other species such as kahawai.
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