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The Auckland Rock Fishing Guide

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Topic: The Auckland Rock Fishing Guide
Posted By: ODL
Subject: The Auckland Rock Fishing Guide
Date Posted: 28 Feb 2011 at 9:26pm
Hi all...

So as a newbie fisherman I have probably posted endless posts on here asking about spots around Auckland. As most starting out want to know the same things, I'm thinking why not just have one continuous thread on here with info we can share about Auckland spots. 

I'm not saying give up your Spot X, just chuck up the stuff to get people started on the road to LBG greatness. It would save alot of re-typing and would be the kind of resource any amateur fisherman would be grateful for. 

If possible, could the moderators make it stick at the top of the forum (JK)?

I'll start off:

Fisherman's Wharf (Northcote Point): Loads of parking, good for night fishing (lights etc.), bait boards and someone even left a chair there once. Caught a few snapper, hooked a few big rays and say one guy get spooled by something big. Plenty of bait fish around too. 

Tank Farm (Westhaven): Strong currents so take breakout sinkers. Need a good cast but can be worth it. You can cast from where you park and the area is lit (sort of) at night. Has produced well recently according to the reports on here. Not sure whether it's best fished at high or low tide, but I'm sure change of light will make the difference.

What do you think? Where would you send someone who's just starting out?



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Posted By: Tomatron
Date Posted: 01 Mar 2011 at 9:09am
Not going to give away my hard found gems, but for those just starting out and want to catch a feed of snapper (in saying this it has potential to produce a larger  specimen) a few spots are:
 
Sandspit: Get there when the tide is out going and about an hour and a half to go. Park near to the camp ground and walk straight out towards the chanel  you will see the sand bar there. Best time is during the week when boat traffic is low. use a 3-4oz triangle sinker above the swivel then a 2-3m trace tto sway around in the current. Evening is better as less boats around. Somthing hard for bait squid, mullet chunks or something. Always used to get a couple of pannies here.

Mullet Point: Scandretts Bay. Google it is you don't know where that is. Although it gets hammered if you pick your low tide and evenings it does fish well. Kingfish and JD are also very realistic catches but half pilles unweighted have worked best for me. Have the wind behind you so west or south west is ideal.

Pakiri: Fishing well ATM for pannies. Low tide beach surf casting rigs required. Easy feed. Just watch the surfers.

I know many of these spots are known but they are also under rated. I have walk in spots that take 2 hours and I often boat in to get to where I want to go but I still fish these if i dont have time to do a big trip and regually do quite well.


Posted By: Seth
Date Posted: 01 Mar 2011 at 9:52am
Happy to share my spots, have ones outside of the manukau that have been given to me so not mine to share.
 
 
Easterlies blowing:

Keep an eye on http://www.swellmap.com/surfing/karioitahi - swellmap looking for any wind direction with an E in it that has ben blowing for a while and flattened the coast down.

Spot 1: Hamilton's Gap is located up the pennisular (off west coast road) Fish 2 - 3 hours before to turn of the low tide. Park at the car park, walk down to the beach and head around to the left past the rocks/stream. Look for the massive hole there that fishes well on the outgoing and even better on the incoming tide. Gurnard, snapper, KY and trevs the regular catches.

Spot 2: Lighthouse - This is a spot that I have yet to fish as I don’t reckon Im fit enough yet. Have heard a lot of very good stories about this spot. About 30 - 45 min to get down the hill and a couple of hours to get back up. 35' angle!!! You would want to do it on a day that has very limited swell and wind as you will be casting into the Manukau Bar and it can get a bit wet and hairy, specially with the wind against tide.

Spot 3: Karioitahi beach. Head down the coast towards the port (left) around 3 hours before low tide, bigger the better. Maybe 3 or 4 times a year with the right conditions you get this happening:

 
Fish it and fish it hard. Look for holes with shells littered around as a sure sign of pipi beds that will be holding some good fish. Snapper and KY are the main catch.
 
 
Days with a Westerlie blowing then head up the coast to these different places.

Spot 4: Big Bay - Again, 2 - 3 hours before low tide. Drive all the way down to the end of the road and park in the car park. Be mindful not to get to close to the entry as its used for guys beach launching their boats. Head to the left until you get to the end of the point that has a couple of big dead trees. Fishing here will produce gurnard and the odd Snapper in the winter months. If you discover a heap of red weed on you line move around about 100m - 150m left to the middle of this point and the next one and you will be fine. If you want a real challenge keep following the beach around to the next point... mako point:

 
 
Its called this for a reason so burley up a storm and hold on

Spot 5: Orephus Point (Orua Bay) - Located in between Orua and Wattle Bay. Fished over the high tide with only a 1 min walk from the carpark. Can be really busy on the weekends that are fine days and the space is a premium. Cast out directly towards Sky city with a ledger rig and breakout sinker. Small Snapper, KY & Trev's the major catches with big rays a common occurrence and the odd kingi thrown in for good messure.

Spot 6: Wattle Bay - This is actually two spots but... To your right once you park up is a stream. Fish the stream either side of the low low tide. Gurnard and KY the major ones with lots of little snapper about year round. Have picked up 2 trev's but was a fluke I reckon.

 
 
2nd spot at wattle bay go left around the coast till you get to stream. Cross the stream and head another 100 odd meters till your almost around to the next point before a a tree. The channel comes in really close here and is the best Trev and KY spot by far. I tend to use a straylining rig with the very end tip of a pillie on the hook. Short cast just before the channel because if you cast into the channel unless you have a fish on its gone cause you cant get it back over the ledge. Also a heap of conger eels live in the ledge.

Spot 7: Cake island - Cake is a pretty well know spot that isnt actually an island, just a point that is only just attached to the mainland. Unless you want to spend all day there you HAVE to be in and out 3 hours before high tide so low tide only. About a 30 min walk from wattle bay. Keep walking until you get to where you cant walk any further which will be underneath a collapsed tree. There are rocks in front of you that you can climb up to get on top of cake. As you get to the top look over the opposite side to your right and there will be a ledge. This is your fishing spot. To get down you will need to follow the edge of the island around towards a pohutakawa tree that has a rope attaced to its roots to climg down. Be prepared to lose some tackle. I prefer thin gauge hooks here as less like to snag, no weight at all and big hunks of bait. Snapper snapper and more snapper… more of a winter spot to thin out the undersized snapper, can produce the odd kingi



Posted By: JK
Date Posted: 01 Mar 2011 at 10:14am
Good stuff guys.
 
I will sticky this and then delete any off topic or non-useful posts. May also do the odd tidy up of posts to keep things clear and consistent.
 
If for some reason you have an issue with  a spot being posted here as it yours favourite number 1 spot then drop me a PM and I may consider removing it.
 
Remember guys this is a thread to share for newbies etc. dont need to share your spot X.


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Posted By: one leg
Date Posted: 01 Mar 2011 at 10:34am
Ok couple around Orewa beach.
 
Northern end of bch just out from Sea scouts den next to rocks straight off bch fishs best over dusk and early night on a low tide most baits work and a two hook ledger seems best ; to the left of bch on rocks is another spot known for KY care needed on rocks a areas covered in slippy slime only able to be fished from low to 1/2-3/4 tide if there over incoming .the
 
Southern end of bch fish's well next to  river  entrance there over incoming 1/2 tide up again better at dusk/dawn ,running rig and ledger rig both work with the bigger baits lasting best
 
Hatfields bch both ends have rock reefs and these are best fished on droping tides kelpy areas at both so floating baits work best unless able to cast a long way to the sand ,the bch at Hats is a bit hit miss fish over night with and incoming 1/2 tide.


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Posted By: pure--lure
Date Posted: 01 Mar 2011 at 7:50pm
Mosquito Bay: (South Head of the Kaipara)Park at the top of the carpark walk down the walkway hang a right and keep walking you will see a point in the distance keep walking until you cant walk any further its a very notciable ledge fantastic for Snapper, KY, Gurnard and Bronze Whalers hell of alot of current so a west coast running rig is Ideal and Mullet and bonito baits work best with recurbed hooks.

Down the Walkway

To the right this is the ledge straight out into deepness ;) big fish I'm an East Coast fisho now :)

And this is what you should see


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Posted By: pure--lure
Date Posted: 01 Mar 2011 at 8:00pm
Big Manly Beach : Walk to the left of the beach 2 2.5 hours before low fish till low and the incoming on the rocks there a very below avergae spot during the day but at night time the place comes alive abit of wind with floating baits shoud nab you some of these puppys Pilchards or Anchovies, make sure you use berley or else it can be rather dull is really good for squid fishing at night before I knew they wer a potential target use to see them swimming round


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Posted By: Photofisha
Date Posted: 01 Mar 2011 at 9:27pm
Hatfields Point Northern End.
30min walk from car if you loaded up with berley and gear.

Some really slippery rocks in parts so be careful easy access from mid to mid tide..can stay put through the high under 3m but rocks covered on the biggies.

Casting towards Whangaparoa produces nice fish at times and on a clear day you can see the lines of kelp and these have lost me a few good fish but it also seems to be where the goodies hide.


Army Bay Western Points
Alot of  places to fish around here with more options on the last 2 hrs out and 2 hrs in of tide but can also be fished over the high if you staying around there.







Posted By: JK
Date Posted: 01 Mar 2011 at 10:07pm
Here are a couple worth fishing at this time of year...
 
Kauri Point - Pack up at the carpark on Onetaunga Road opposite the end of Chelsea View Drive and take the track down to Soldiers Bay. Its a 5min walk down but a solid 10 back up. Head out around to the left side of the bay and there is a small rock ledge there than can be fished through all but high tide with deep water and plenty of current out front. Two best ways to fish it are straylining with good sized baits and 1/2 to 1oz sinker and cast it up current and let it sink with the current and repeat. Other option it to cast back across the entrance of the bay. Water is not so deep here but less snags and current and you can fish this way with a rod in a rodholder if you like. Best times to fish are Jan through March from low until an hour or so  before high tide. Pannie snappes are the target. 
 
North Head - Park up at the summit of north head (devonport) and take the track down the eastern side to the base. Follow the track around and you can soon access the rock ledges around the bottom of north head. A long cast here should get you well in to the channel but watch for boats passing close by. Plenty of pannie snapper around from Dec through April but also usually KY, the odd trev and ever present sting ray.


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Posted By: Kayz
Date Posted: 01 Mar 2011 at 11:01pm
Orere point -  at night good for snapper during the day good for kahawai.
walk right to the rocks and burley hard and you can get into some good size snapper.

Whatipu - walk out to the far rock on the right and fish the sand to the right of it or on the rocks over the incoming tide, good for kahawai, trevally and kingfish in summer months. 
go left to paratutae island for snapper and again kingfish in summer.




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Posted By: one leg
Date Posted: 02 Mar 2011 at 12:27pm
 Wenderholm -fished over a low tide the first flat rock ledges to  the right off bch usally produce pannies with the odd surprise ,kelpy area so fast retrieve needed most baits work but fresh sprats taken from boatramp wharf before hand will stop the smaller fish being a problem ,as tide returns fish back in to bch finialy fishing off bch next to rocks over high 8kg and above line really needed because of foul fishing area .beware of walking close to cliff face because of rock falls best time to fish is when moon is at your back .


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Posted By: Ahab
Date Posted: 02 Mar 2011 at 5:24pm
Good idea Oriel.
 
Matiatia area, Waiheke Island.
Get off the ferry and head left along to the end of the beach, then about 20mins along the track. There are plenty of spots here, most of them all tide, but a few you'll need to relocate to fish the highest part of the tide. Can be plagued by jailbait snapper esp in Summer, but usually plenty of keeper pannies too. Also the usual suspects in terms of kahawai, good trevally, squid and kingies. Piper can be thick enough to walk on.
 
If you head to the Northwesternmost point, there's a partial island. The face of this drops away into very deep water (the Matiatia hole). The current here can really honk past at certain parts of the tide. Have caught and released my pb trevally here (estimated 8lb).
 
Good place for rat kings, and I've heard of people getting bigger models.
 
Going in the other direction from the ferry wharf also opens up a lot of fishy water. The walk is about the same distance. Johnnyblaze caught his first softbait snapper here, before the technique was widely used.
 
The beauty of these spots is that when the wind is slamming the east coast of mainland Auckland, you are in a perfect lee.
 
Give yourself plenty of time to get back to the ferry! Running along a shingle beach with a pack, rods and a chilly while a boatload of wined- up city tools watch is undignified and knackering.


Posted By: xsspeed
Date Posted: 03 Mar 2011 at 10:32am
Take note of Ahab's last point, the shingle beaches and changing levels as you get off the track are problematic, and have been known to cause a phenomenon knwon as face planting - not fun with a pack on.
 
A beer on the ferry home is often required.
 
Brown's Bay - Northern end of the bay, an easy walk out to the point up till around half tide, then you may get wet.Fish over high, you may need to spend the tide here unless you know the way back, fishing back across the bay towards the south seems to be best - deeper water.
 
Out to the left is a popular shellfish bed, but seems quite foul (the brown's bay reef is beyond it) Have not caught anything from casting that way.
 
Snapper are the target, eagle rays will be there, kings have been caught there too (not by me)


Posted By: Ahab
Date Posted: 03 Mar 2011 at 11:32am
Destruction Gully
Drive up out of Little Huia on the Whatipu rd. The first (or possibly second) carpark on the left after the Mt Donald McLean turn off (on the right) is Destruction. Note that a lot of cars seem to get broken into here, judging by the shattered window glass. Don't leave your ipad on the dash.
 
The walk down is a reasonably long flat straight bit, then a lot of downhill zigzags, a semi bushbash and then a little scramble down a waterfall (rope assisted, although not really necessary). The walk back is a bit of a pig.
 
 Once on the beach, head to your left as far as you can go. There's a bit of a climb over a few big chunks of rock, especially if the tide is in. There's an obvious platform to fish from, dry on all but the largest swells/tides. I always wear a pfd here.
 
The fishing is variable- sometimes you'll get heaps of big kahawai, good trevally and spotted smoothhounds. I've livied there for kings but have only ever caught kahawai. Livebaits can be hard to get. You may well be stuck with sprats (Yellow eyed mullet).
 
 The only king I've even seen there took a mate's nuclear chicken on a light softie rod and smoked him. I've only taken one legal snapper here.
 
 The water is snaggy and the current ferocious at times. I use ledgers and breakouts and expect to lose a few to the rocks. There are clear areas, though, you'll find them. There are always plenty of eels and rays to keep you on your toes.
 
 It might be worth targetting red moki and parore if you have a mind to. I've seen some big parore there- one 5lber took a mate's softplastic!
 
 I would guess that like most parts of any big harbour, there isn't a lot to hold the fish, so you really need to be there when they're in transit from one area to another. I haven't cracked Destruction yet, but it's always an adventure. The walk in and out tends to keep the crowds away, too.
 
 A sharker I know got spooled there on 600m of 37kg line. Probably a white.


Posted By: shoby
Date Posted: 03 Mar 2011 at 9:52pm
If you dont want to drive long distance then try:
Campbell's Bay On the beach walk to the right and you will see series of rocks. use floating baits. Beach itself fish well in the night couple of hrs before incoming.
In summers there are plenty of small snappers so try to catch and use fresh bait, it will increase your chances catching better size snappers.



Posted By: ODL
Date Posted: 11 Mar 2011 at 10:33pm
Cornwallis Wharf: Gets very busy on a Saturday morning, but the water seems quite deep at the end and I imagine if you were out there on a Monday morning, you'd have the place to yourself. It's easy fishing with a pretty high chance of a catch. I've caught plenty of Kawhai, a few Snapper and I've heard reports of Kingis. It's a bit of a drive, but probably a good place to start. 


Posted By: B razz
Date Posted: 15 Mar 2011 at 12:13am

Under greenhithe bridge

park up the road from greenhithe bridge (take the old greenhive road not the new moterway)and walk down the road on the right hand side when you get to the bridge go under it and climb down the rocks. best spot is through the bush on the left hand side and down a absailing rope. i mainly catch snapper and eels. best on the outgoing tide.

Bayswater marina

best on the high tide at change of light lots of snapper and kawhai. We usually fish from the water barrier towards the end where they have built fishing areas.

 
Stanely point devonport

Go to devo then turn right before the shops and drive to the first beach. Park up and walk round the rock to the right untill you get to the point you can see from the beach. you can only get there at low to mid tide so plan on staying for a while. ive only been once but caught lots of snapper at high tide.


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Posted By: shaneg
Date Posted: 15 Mar 2011 at 11:34pm
Castor bay rocks floating baits at low tide - walkround out to rocks on left past break water -nice small ledge to be fished at low tide.  Otherwise try sandstone ledges at Kenedy Park (steps are back) over high tide -whole area is fishable and fish can be in close at times -floating baits only as lots of snags.


Posted By: Finatic
Date Posted: 28 Mar 2011 at 10:35pm
Milford Beach; More towards southern end. Incoming tide with choppy conditions most productive and well into the night (11pm onwards). Half pillies on a single hook ledger rig. Have dragged four 10lb snaps out of there over the past couple of years. Sometimes decent sized KY around there too. Better in the later months when the weather starts warming up though.

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Posted By: scepter
Date Posted: 12 Apr 2011 at 11:08pm
Hi guys,you could also try Herne bay wharf at the end of wairangi road.This fishes best at change of light on incoming tide.Take a bait rod with you as theres plenty of piper.Use these fresh or really fresh mullet on a running rig


Posted By: OnTheRocks
Date Posted: 19 Apr 2011 at 10:39pm
Ladies Bay in Mission Bay
 
Even if the fishing isnt the best there are normally topless woman walking around lol
 
We have caught a number of pannies here tho
 
Walk down the stairs.


Posted By: OnTheRocks
Date Posted: 24 Apr 2011 at 7:41pm
Go to harbour bridge or where the oil/fuel tanks are just back from the harbour bridge (for got what its called) The big reel


Posted By: Nebula
Date Posted: 01 May 2011 at 9:27pm
Hi out east auckland i just fish around point england its close and I've seen a few rat kingys and even some about 1 meter +  really close inshore when snapper are running its pretty good otherwise kahawai is the norm,also  i like whatipu, kaitarakehi, almost anywhere from green bay up towards whatipu  there are alot of good fishing spots i hear they are catching kings at french bay even..


Posted By: Vundu
Date Posted: 29 May 2011 at 8:51am
We fished at Te Haruhi Bay a few times over the last month. From the car park walk down to the beach and turn left to get to the rocks. It's a bit of a walk and climb  and easier at low tide. Mostly kahawai and snapper, but heard of people catching kingfish too. The beach is actually perfect for the kids, so the rest of the family can have a nice day out while you are on the rocks.


Posted By: silstar steve
Date Posted: 29 Jul 2011 at 9:05pm
hey seth..just read your rock fishin guide post.. i havent been and dont think i am fit enough to conquer it yet..but i wana take on the light-houseClap.. do people park outside the actual main gate, then walk the length of the driveway before the downhill mission even begins??where is the track? or can people park within the light-house carpark.. a mate and i are contemplating an over-nighter


Posted By: Seth
Date Posted: 29 Jul 2011 at 11:13pm
Originally posted by silstar steve silstar steve wrote:

hey seth..just read your rock fishin guide post.. i havent been and dont think i am fit enough to conquer it yet..but i wana take on the light-houseClap.. do people park outside the actual main gate, then walk the length of the driveway before the downhill mission even begins??where is the track? or can people park within the light-house carpark.. a mate and i are contemplating an over-nighter


Im not sure if you would really want to overnight there bud, really exposed with the wind fair whipping though on any sort of westerly plus space is at a premium on the high tides.  Its seriously flat too so doesnt fish to well on the high.

If you wanna do a an overnight would suggest walking to the blowholes instead as you will be out of the wind there and space to setup a tent/camp area for the night.  Just have a chat to the farmer that owns the land (he's located 1/3rd of the way between wattle and cake on the house up the hill, roger is his name) to make sure its ok with him just in case he has his cattle down there.


Posted By: silstar steve
Date Posted: 30 Jul 2011 at 7:51am
yeah we camped at the left hand of the cake last november,walked round from wattle.met roger the next day to inform him of 1 of his cows falling down the hill overnight,from right up top,right to the bottom!! it was messy! roger seems a good sort though.. from the cake we walked bout  a k and a half further to the left..into no mans land haha,pulled a couple of nice trevs out,and couple of carrots as well


Posted By: fish-feeder
Date Posted: 30 Jul 2011 at 7:59am
man id love to do an overnighter.
I have a mate that lives on grahams beach rd and he said that hike is a killer if even slightly unfit and carrying weight.
He saw geoff gordon nearly die coming up it a while back,reckons his face was almost purple,lol.


Posted By: silstar steve
Date Posted: 30 Jul 2011 at 8:07am
my brother tried to con me into that venture about 6 years ago.. he is more unfit than i am.. his mrs told me it took him little over 3 hours to crawl back up,and he had been there 2 days for 1 semi decent snapper,and he looked like tom hanks in 'castaway" hahahaha


Posted By: Kenshin
Date Posted: 13 Sep 2011 at 4:46pm
Here is some for me:

Torbay, North Shore
- Park at Rock Isle Rd, walk towards the Island on the left side. Accessible only halfway to lowtide or u can wade swim ur way in/out. KY and Snap to be had.

Winstones Cove, North Shore
- park at end of Gray cres, walk down the council path to the beach and walk ur way to the left ledges. Accesss is halfway to lowtide. KY and Snap.

Cliff Rd, LongBay
- Drive to end of Cliff Rd, take stair path down to the rocks. Make sure not to fish past the Marker as its a marine reserve. Can be fished both high and low, but I found it best on the incoming to high. Huge schools of horse KY hang around here from late summer to Autumn. Snaps are very seldom.

Wade River, Whangaparoa
- Fish the river mouth south of the river. Ledges on hte left are more accessible only on the low. KY and Snaps but heard from the locals they often see kings come up to the river during summer chasing mullet. 




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Posted By: Bamapple
Date Posted: 15 Oct 2011 at 7:34pm
Originally posted by Seth Seth wrote:

Originally posted by silstar steve silstar steve wrote:

hey seth..just read your rock fishin guide post.. i havent been and dont think i am fit enough to conquer it yet..but i wana take on the light-houseClap.. do people park outside the actual main gate, then walk the length of the driveway before the downhill mission even begins??where is the track? or can people park within the light-house carpark.. a mate and i are contemplating an over-nighter


Im not sure if you would really want to overnight there bud, really exposed with the wind fair whipping though on any sort of westerly plus space is at a premium on the high tides.  Its seriously flat too so doesnt fish to well on the high.

If you wanna do a an overnight would suggest walking to the blowholes instead as you will be out of the wind there and space to setup a tent/camp area for the night.  Just have a chat to the farmer that owns the land (he's located 1/3rd of the way between wattle and cake on the house up the hill, roger is his name) to make sure its ok with him just in case he has his cattle down there.


i was fishing there last week, it was an easterly wind direction, and rain was coming, we drove up past the lighthouse down the no exit road to where the big hill is, then walked straight down, then along a little more to the sand, it  took around 30 minutes to go down from the top, saw the corps of this dead cow there, got to the bottum, and headed to the point on the left at low tide, first cast hooked me into a baby snapper, then the tides cam in pretty quick and we were there around 20 minutes before having to leave(8:30pm) so we went to the right toward wattle bay and sat there for a few hours with very little bits until we thought we would start the walk up the hill(around 11pm) started ot wind in and i was hooked up, but it was only a eagle ray, i love my soft bait rod, it seems strong i managed to pull the ray right in to the beach on 30 pound braid. wished it was a snapper but o well, so after this we started our walk up the hill, got a 3rd of the way up and found lots of gorse so headed back down a bit then off to the right, then back to left, found some cow ruts so headed up those to the top of the hill, took us around an hour with around 20 2 minute rests, although it was alot easier than climbing up the higher angled hill. good and fun trip, but i wouldn't do it again without looking where i am going on the way down before dark. you could camp on the side of the hill where we walked up, not so much wind and gorse there for shelter , some stares(cattle) were in the paddock tho, so be careful they dnt fall on your tent whilst you are sleeping or something. i will be going back to this place sometime closer to the summer, but DEFENATELY NOT fishing it at high tide as it is a waste of time. hope this helps you guys and if you go, let me know how it goes.


Posted By: Cmonfishy!!!
Date Posted: 04 Nov 2011 at 4:35pm
Can anyone give any advice on fishing the south head of the Kaipara? we will probably 4wd it from Muriwai along the beach.. thanks in advance..Thumbs Up


Posted By: Salty Bones
Date Posted: 09 Nov 2011 at 4:46pm
use heavy sinkers - 6oz
and use strong bait with bait cotton - mullet is good!

meen spot!
goodluck!



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Posted By: Salty Bones
Date Posted: 09 Nov 2011 at 4:46pm

Whats your favourite local fishing platform into the auckland harbour?

In a NW, N, NE wind mine is bayswater on the breakwater surrounding the marina
W wind the devonport wharf, cast towards east
Anything Southerly i like the end of beaumont st at the bit Wheel.

Anyone found much difference between spots around the harbour?


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Posted By: kaoss
Date Posted: 14 Nov 2011 at 1:37pm
Originally posted by shaneg shaneg wrote:

Castor bay rocks floating baits at low tide - walkround out to rocks on left past break water -nice small ledge to be fished at low tide.

Went there today, there is a bit of weed and snagged once. Other wise I had a couple of big hits but was unable to land anything decent. I have I hopes for this spot. I was using a 2 hook leader with the sinker at the bottom. Going again later in the week and will try floating bait.




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Posted By: JK
Date Posted: 14 Nov 2011 at 4:01pm
that is the breakwater there mate - the spot shane talked about is just  a bit further past.
 
Fished the breakwater alot as a kid. Nice place to fish on a dusk full tide.


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Posted By: kaoss
Date Posted: 14 Nov 2011 at 4:10pm
Yeah we were there a lil late so the tide was a bit high but will make sure to hit it early next time and get to the point there. Found there was a bit of weeds straight out the front and I think that when your at the point you'll be in front of them. Should be al gud!

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Posted By: AndyK-22
Date Posted: 28 Nov 2011 at 3:36pm
Waiwera: The Island just off Waiwera has caught some good fish in its time! However, it is only accessible at low tide and the easiest way to get at it is from the Wenderholm side. BUT it does catch good fish. everything from large Snapper to Kingfish go past this point. I'll see if I can get out there this weekend and try it our for you!! 


Posted By: koi74
Date Posted: 06 Dec 2011 at 3:18pm
Salty Bones Devonport wharf  fishing is best when the wind from N,NE or E, big wheel E,SW,, W         Harbour bridge E,SW,W ,NE, Harbour Bridge is really good on rainy days and stormy day is the best we caught heaps big size snapper


Posted By: JK
Date Posted: 06 Dec 2011 at 3:37pm
how big we talking koi? 10lb? 15lb?

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Posted By: shaneg
Date Posted: 06 Dec 2011 at 8:26pm
One good king come off campbells already this year (last week).... but lot of grumpy old locals fish there.  So all best spots usually taken.
Smile


Posted By: JK
Date Posted: 06 Dec 2011 at 8:32pm
Nice to hear shane. Always good to hear about good fish being caught locally.

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Posted By: koi74
Date Posted: 07 Dec 2011 at 4:47am
probably around 8 to 12 lb but few over 70 cm and couple kingfish as well, all the big ones coming from right hand side corner and we only using 2 -3/0 circle hooks with tiny magic squid for bait do the damage make sure the squid is fresh others wise you become 90% fishermanEmbarrassed,this is the best time to fish over there before the crowd turn up after xmats


Posted By: climbaboy
Date Posted: 20 Dec 2011 at 1:30am

Hi few spots in whangaparoa.

Army bay: Head east..... if it looks good throw a line . good snaps, KY, trev and kings. Fishing is really good if you don't mind getting a bit wet. just be careful your not swimming home  Smile
 
Fishermans cove: High tide: off of the rocks to the left of the ramp. cast straight or you loose gear. Try big floating baits in late pm/dusk.
Low tide: walk to the water.... see drop off (goes to 8-12 meters is dived it) cast into the channels heaps of pannies hang out here.
 
"pony club": before the golf course existed it used to be frequented by girls on horses....we followed and found fish. head around to the back of the golf course and park up at the walkway to nowhere. Level of fitness needs to be better than average here as there is a cliff to climb down and slippy rocks to negotitate. Get there early or the best spots go fast (right at the base of the cliff then head south). High tides best. floating baits. We used to snorkel here as kids to get the summers worth of sinkers so you have been warned. Seen big Snaps, schools of KY, and big moocher kingis crusing here. Heaps of piper and other baitfish around.
 
Duncansby rd: Park up walk down the s**ty hill and stairs to the ledge best spot eastern point cast north or north east bottom in this spot is sand-mud so sinkers ok. Anywhere other than this I wouldn't bother too much foul within casting distant and its shallow (5meters) to 100m off. The usual fish here. Mate speared a 12.5 kg king within casting distance.
 


Posted By: JK
Date Posted: 20 Dec 2011 at 7:38am
Originally posted by climbaboy climbaboy wrote:

 
"pony club": before the golf course existed it used to be frequented by girls on horses....we followed and found fish. head around to the back of the golf course and park up at the walkway to nowhere. Level of fitness needs to be better than average here as there is a cliff to climb down and slippy rocks to negotitate. Get there early or the best spots go fast (right at the base of the cliff then head south). High tides best. floating baits. We used to snorkel here as kids to get the summers worth of sinkers so you have been warned. Seen big Snaps, schools of KY, and big moocher kingis crusing here. Heaps of piper and other baitfish around.
 
 
 
Pretty sure there are steps down there nowadays. And yeah get there early.....


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Posted By: climbaboy
Date Posted: 20 Dec 2011 at 8:56am
Originally posted by JK JK wrote:

Originally posted by climbaboy climbaboy wrote:

 
"pony club": before the golf course existed it used to be frequented by girls on horses....we followed and found fish. head around to the back of the golf course and park up at the walkway to nowhere. Level of fitness needs to be better than average here as there is a cliff to climb down and slippy rocks to negotitate. Get there early or the best spots go fast (right at the base of the cliff then head south). High tides best. floating baits. We used to snorkel here as kids to get the summers worth of sinkers so you have been warned. Seen big Snaps, schools of KY, and big moocher kingis crusing here. Heaps of piper and other baitfish around.
 
 
 
Pretty sure there are steps down there nowadays. And yeah get there early.....

Thanks for that I haven't been down there in ages. the cliff was probably the best crowd control i can think of tho must get pretty mental down there  now....
  


Posted By: silstar steve
Date Posted: 24 Dec 2011 at 9:15pm
merry xmas to all hard out fisho's!!! happy fishing ventures to you all!!


Posted By: Salty Bones
Date Posted: 06 Jan 2012 at 8:55pm
was at the pony club on tuesday, fished the midday incoming, was too windy stay in touch with the bait which resorted in nothing to reel in =( lots of people fishing about 20 id say and all i saw was about 3 undersized snaps caught.

 


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Posted By: hitch13
Date Posted: 11 Mar 2012 at 5:11pm
Hey I went to big manly the other day but i wasn't sure were abouts i should have been fishing. I fishing on and outgoing tide. I walked out abit standing on the flat rock with the oysters or what ever they are (im not sure if you know what im talking about) and chucked my line out got a couple of bites almost got a panny but came off my hook just as i was about to pull him up. can you be more specific as to where i should go. to the left there is like a little sandy area with a tree was your spot pass that?

cheers


Posted By: one leg
Date Posted: 25 Apr 2012 at 2:48pm
Hitch13 the further too the right you walk the better also an eveing there seem's to fish better(around rocks) the long flat ledge you were on  fish's well over winter more so if a light northerly is blowing

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Posted By: fushandchips
Date Posted: 17 May 2012 at 10:56am
Pony Club help - I have the general idea but can someone help with a 'X' marks the spot ?


Posted By: Salty Bones
Date Posted: 26 May 2012 at 9:37am

there ya go....ist a big long ledge


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Posted By: fushandchips
Date Posted: 26 May 2012 at 11:07am
Thanks mate , took a drive by and its as simple as , cheers for reply!


Posted By: climbaboy
Date Posted: 27 May 2012 at 2:24pm
Does anyone know of any good squid spots in Whangaparaoa? Thinking little manly at low tide or maybe west end of big manly/ stanmore bay....

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Posted By: southernwanderer
Date Posted: 01 Jun 2012 at 12:36pm
Originally posted by Salty Bones Salty Bones wrote:


there ya go....ist a big long ledge
 
I fish here every chance i get (when in aukland), always worth having a livebait out, but i recommend a slidebait rig if others are fishing to avoid tangles. Try and use large baits as barrcuota will take any small livies Angry and as said previously, some absolute whoppers cruise this ledge (be ready with pitch baits/popers), usually when there are good numbers of kahawai present. And have the tackle to cope, lost a 30kg+ there oct/2010! Best high tide at daylight, burley up a storm and stay till after low tide!


Posted By: Chaddy
Date Posted: 06 Jun 2012 at 6:04pm
I went to the ledge thats mentioned above, and noticed that the rocks to get to the ledge is quite slippery, so good shoes with heaps of grip is a must.....   Wink


Posted By: climbaboy
Date Posted: 06 Jun 2012 at 6:25pm
Yeah I have seen 2 guys go for a skid and swim

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Posted By: Chaddy
Date Posted: 08 Jun 2012 at 5:00am
Even my father-in-law went for a slide and landed on his arse, and what made it worse hes on wolferin too. So hes got a big bruse on his knee. All we could see is him going over the side up the top where the stairs are. so we ended up just going up the top next to the stairs Big smile


Posted By: noobAngler
Date Posted: 06 Jul 2012 at 9:27pm
Hi SaltyBones, sorry to high jack this thread .. but where is this ledge you guys talking about, if you dont mind sharing this please :) is this in North Shore? cheers


Posted By: climbaboy
Date Posted: 07 Jul 2012 at 10:55am
Originally posted by noobAngler noobAngler wrote:

Hi SaltyBones, sorry to high jack this thread .. but where is this ledge you guys talking about, if you dont mind sharing this please :) is this in North Shore? cheers

Its behind the gulf harbor golf course......
 


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Posted By: hitch13
Date Posted: 01 Aug 2012 at 2:08am
Hey one leg thanks for the reply. So i have marked on the map where the flat ledge is that I was fishing on at big manly when the tide was out. Is that the flat ledge you were talking about?? And Did you mean over to the right is better fishing where i marked on my map?

cheers


Posted By: hitch13
Date Posted: 01 Aug 2012 at 2:10am

lol there the map cheers


Posted By: Kitten
Date Posted: 11 Aug 2012 at 6:15pm
Just moved out South and looking for a place to catch my first Kingie off land, in Papakura.

Went out Kawakawa a few times, didn't get much of anything. :)

My prob is casting, can't really surf cast due to back fracture. Like wharf fishing, in the absence of knowing anyone with a boat.

Used to do very well up Shelly Beach but now too much a drive.


Posted By: SufixRockMan
Date Posted: 11 Aug 2012 at 8:22pm
Coromandel holds kings all year around.

Anything north of Manaia during winter and you're on the right track, small headlands etc are all ideal. Anything with nice weedlines which hold bait fish will get kings lurking past at some point in the day. The further north the better though. Arrive early, burly up and fill every rock pool and bucket you can with livies. Once you have your livies out rig up another rod with a fresh deadbait that you can pitch at any kingis you see. If you have a another rod send something out back on a slide, I reckon there is always something lurking out of sight...

Piper is best. But nearly anything works.


Posted By: landman
Date Posted: 13 Aug 2012 at 7:16am
The kingies turn up in Kawakawa Bay from around Nov/ Dec and will be there through to late May you don't have to cast out too far for them as they patrol the weedline and rock edges and the bays when they are full of bait fish.
They are hard to catch in there as they have heaps of lines thrown at them but a good livebait may do the trick.
I used to chase them from the shore with lures by the creek mouth just after the shop there on the high tides and they would follow the lure to my feet then turn at the last minute never hooked one but with the new lures today or a well presented bait fish you never know your luck.


Posted By: SufixRockMan
Date Posted: 13 Aug 2012 at 9:39am
Sounds like a good place for a slide bait landman? Could you get away throwing a sabaki into the creek for some baits?


Posted By: Kitten
Date Posted: 13 Aug 2012 at 11:40am
Thanks for that hint Landman. So it's not a good idea to use the wharf itself? I'm not too sure where the creek mouth is, are you referring to the dairy on the corner of the road to Opere and towards the wharf or somewhere else? Would be looking at livies, I have caught a kahawai there and I read that they are good as live bait :) This is all just trial and error for me, I know they'd be more prevalant around those months but thought would try my luck. But was just hoping to catch anything, had a livie out which was foul hooked when brought in, but wasn't getting any bites at all, first day caught a Kahawai after only a few minutes out then nothing, second day only that one as well.


Posted By: landman
Date Posted: 13 Aug 2012 at 12:56pm
Havok yeah a slide bait may work it's only a meter or 2 deep and goes dry at lowtide
 
Kitten The wharf is hard to fish from the breakwater though holds potential but are very busy with boat traffic but the rocks from the ramp all the way around that road have kingies cruising past all the time during the summer and autumn months. They are usually in pairs
The creek is the one by the dairy there and sprats school up there from time to time and on the bigger tides the kingies will cruise in for a feed.


Posted By: Marco77
Date Posted: 15 Sep 2012 at 3:02pm
Just want to say i saw this post a few weeks ago and it gave me the urge to get onto Google with pen and paper so i made a list of all the roads leading to the bays from Takapuna right upto Army Bay and The Pony Club and on the Sunday i jumped in the car and plugged the sat nav in and of it went.
 
It was great to go check all the spots that where mentioned above and stumbled upon a few spots that where not mentioned along the way :)  i mooved here from Scotland not to long ago so still finding my way around, i think it pays to go check out some places first.
 
Today hasnt been to great weather wise unfortunetly the fishing comp in Walkabout will have to wait till sunday for me  but it gave me some time (TAS) to go get a selection of bait today and few other bits of tackle. TAS Creeping in again
 
Tomorrow i am hoping to drive a bit further to Pakiri hopefully and anywhere else i decide, the report sort of didnt move that far up the coast so i was hoping that someone could maybe add to the thread a bit more  from say Hatfields Beach and onwards,
 
This Forum is highly addictive and makes you want to fish whats more the info from the members in the know is outstanding, there is a huge amount of things to learn about fishing i can say everything i have picked up has been via the forum and the members so thanks to you all.
 
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Posted By: rastus007
Date Posted: 05 Nov 2012 at 7:40pm
Hello All...

Have recently started shore based fishing, decided it was time I stopped scabbing rides on mates boats and head out myself.
Would love some advice for spots from the north shore northwards from this time until Christmas, it looks like we're gonna have a cracker summer so would love to see some keen fishos on some crazy rocks... thanks


Posted By: ycha223
Date Posted: 19 Nov 2012 at 12:45am


Hi I'll share my fav spot-

Island Bay. on the wharf you can catch kys and at times great sharks. plenty of spats that will take your bait. On the rocks either side if you surf cast far enough you can get legal sized snappers (haven't tried personally yet).


Posted By: Lubii
Date Posted: 28 Nov 2012 at 9:10pm
Hiya, new on here and have to say these spots have been good to try out over the last week although not caught anything have tried army bay, pony club, castor bay and a couple other spots around.
The places i would suggest trying are..
Paremoemo warf, down atwood road- Can be a bit buisy at times and the ground is pretty foul to the right but if you have a good cast you can get right out into the channel and can occasionally get a decent sized snapper although usually they are just legal.
Stanmore bay ledge- first road on left off vipond road- walk down the stairs and on the ledge, the far right seems to be the best spot, deeper and hundreds of baitfish around, have seen people getting snapz and gurnad from this spot.


Posted By: lovebeinginNZ
Date Posted: 16 Dec 2012 at 12:02am
Thanks heaps guys, I'm fairly new to Auckland so tomorrwo when we hit the road we can try one of these spots instead. We usually go out to kawakawa but we too don't seem to have much luck there.

Had limited success at grahams beach and Hudsons but lots of rays which all though good for a fight aren't really what we want to catch.

Will let you know how we get on. Thanks again



Posted By: fish0
Date Posted: 22 Dec 2012 at 9:52am
hey guys,

just wondering if judges bay is a good place to fish.

Im talking about the the curved rocky thing around the bay, which might be used for surfcasting.

Also are you allowed to fish there.

Heres the link, copy and paste into the URL.

http://maps.google.co.nz/maps?q=freemans+bay+fishing&hl=en&rlz=1C1CHMO_enNZ515NZ515&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_qf.&bvm=bv.1355534169,d.cGE&bpcl=40096503&biw=1366&bih=667&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&tab=wl 


Posted By: dirtyharry
Date Posted: 22 Dec 2012 at 4:37pm
Hey fish0 that link is for freemans bay. I assume the curved thing you mean at Judges bay is the breakwater by the Helipad - if so then yes you can fish from it. Also try along the break water by the port though it does get crowded in summer.


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Posted By: JK
Date Posted: 22 Dec 2012 at 4:48pm
Great time to fish there given the amount of fish coming in to the harbour right now


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Posted By: fish0
Date Posted: 22 Dec 2012 at 6:02pm
HAHA, sorry bout the link.

Thanks for the help guys,

just deciding were to go this week, at the moment it looks like either judges bay or cockle bay and musick point.
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Posted By: fish0
Date Posted: 22 Dec 2012 at 6:46pm
ok change of plans,

Most likely will be heading out to cockle bay.

Wondering if anyone's ever fished from here?(btw- its all from rock and beach no boat)

http://maps.google.co.nz/maps?q=cockel+bay&rlz=1C1CHMO_enNZ515NZ515&sugexp=chrome,mod%3D14&um=1&ie=UTF-8&hl=en&sa=N&tab=wl



Thanks alot for your help guys, much appreciated 



Posted By: fish0
Date Posted: 02 Jan 2014 at 10:54am
Woah..Been a year since i've posted here..
Well anyways, was thinking of heading out today...30-40mins from auckland.
Can any PLEASE recommend some spots.
Hows the rocks on kawakawa fishing at the moment? or any were in that area?

Thanks 


Posted By: fish0
Date Posted: 04 Jan 2014 at 1:51pm
Thought id give a little update.
Went out to kawakawa bay from the rocks. Not any luck. Talked to a few people who had caught only a few small snaps but nothing else....It was a really hot day which probly drove the fish into cooler waters? maybe?


Posted By: pisky
Date Posted: 04 Jan 2014 at 3:20pm
Hey fisho I fish that area and have found that this time of the year is not great for snapper as there tends to be too many small ones but you will do better at the change of light.


Posted By: fish0
Date Posted: 04 Jan 2014 at 4:22pm
Thanks for that pisky.
Yea. that and there is a substantial amount of seaweed right now..Snaging everywere


Posted By: Mysto
Date Posted: 20 Jan 2014 at 9:52pm
Does anyone here have fished the Watchman Island? You'd need a yak or a dingy to get there but I thought I ask here.


Posted By: Pickles
Date Posted: 20 Jan 2014 at 9:55pm
yeah bro, def worth a shot but to be honest, if you are in a dinghy or a yak you may aswell stay in it and fishing up current drifting straylines back towards it. Can clean up on dusk with outgoing


Posted By: Mysto
Date Posted: 20 Jan 2014 at 10:38pm
I do drift and catch in the harbour on my Yak but the current gets tiring. Ouch


Posted By: WarriorFishGal
Date Posted: 12 Jun 2014 at 12:52pm
Anybody having much luck lately? I tried Corwallis last week but didn't even get a bite :-(. Ive never tried Maraetai or Kawakawa Bay so am wondering if I should give that a go. Any good in winter?


Posted By: taurangatroutmaster
Date Posted: 17 Jun 2014 at 1:32pm
catching heaps of kahawai, a few trevs and a few good snapper on the west coast, gurnard should show up any time now. bad days still getting at least a dozen keepable fish. only ever take a few for a feed though


Posted By: bigted73
Date Posted: 28 Sep 2014 at 9:22am
Where's a good wharf to take the young fulla, have a couple of light rods with sabiki's and smaller surf casters for a chuck. Went with the spot x to Maraeti Wharf but not even a nibble... was pretty choppy and real murky water with the wind, happy for him just to catch sprats


Posted By: Buggar-me
Date Posted: 28 Sep 2014 at 9:40am
bigted try the wharf at kawakawa bay. The old ICI wharf is now a regional park. Park entrance is at the top of the hill before you go down into Kawakawa Bay. Sorry cant remember the name. Have seen lots of kids here catching good size fish to keep them interested.


Posted By: craignzcd
Date Posted: 28 Sep 2014 at 9:50am
http://www.wises.co.nz/l/Auckland+2585/Waitawa+Regional+Park/#c/-36.938311/175.13981/14/

think this is the place terry out at kawakawa bay....used to fish of the rocks years ago but is a regional park now....cheers


Posted By: bigted73
Date Posted: 28 Sep 2014 at 11:37am
Thanks for the replys, and hello Mr Dawson!!


Posted By: pisky
Date Posted: 29 Sep 2014 at 5:46am
Hey bigted it might pay to check if the park is open as there was storm damage to the road  which may not have been fixed yet.


Posted By: Go Fish!
Date Posted: 22 Oct 2014 at 11:08am
Has anyone had anything come out in the Auckland Harbour area? I'm one of many "land locked" fisho's and have just come back from abroad. Am itching to get out there but need some advice on baits, potential spots, etc.
Cheers


Posted By: Aucklandfisher
Date Posted: 22 Nov 2014 at 3:52am
Hey mate, as the water is warming up now the snapper are moving into the habour. One thing I look out for are storms where in the outer habour past rangitoto, currents are rough and not best suited for a lot of fish so they head into the inner habour and the best places to catch them are orakei wharf, devonport, habour bridge and mrchanics bay the day after the storm. Just recently you may have heard there was an underwater earthquake in the gulf habour, plus high winds, that was the perfect time to head up to orakei wharf. On the day it was raining and windy but I ended up catching over 17 snapper. 7 snapper which i kept - 5 which where around 55cm, one was 62cm and by biggest was 76.5cm.        My biggest snapper all year so far. I am heading out to orakei wharf sat 22 nov so youre welcome to come and chat, ill be wearing glasses with a bald head.


Posted By: nathchef
Date Posted: 23 Mar 2015 at 9:20am
Thought I should update waiheke spots as I found this thread extremely helpful when I first moved over here.

Fishermans rock.
Still getting excessive pressure from the weekend fishos, seen a few great boil ups just off the coast over summer, resulting in a few nice KY and a couple rats. Handy spot if ya dont have the time to head further away. Generally poor though theses days.

Matiatia, south point.
Frustrating with the influx of ferry traffic over the last year. Still performing ok over the colder months. Burley hard for snapper in summer (in the early hours) and stray line over spring for some great travelly, then again in autumn for Kahawai.

Owhanaki. Have a look on the linz charts for the drop off on the left hand coastline. Good summer spot for kings, mostly rats but a few bigger specimens thrown in.

Orapiu wharf.
gets absolutely hammered. Always.
a mate spends a lot of time there during autumn/winter/spring chasing KY though and swears by it. A few kings picked up annually too.

Thompsons point.
Long walk for a short fish, takes about an hour to get there then fishes 2 hours over the low, then gotta move before the tide swamps ya. Great little spot though, took my first 20 pound snap here last summer. My favorite (out of the ones I'm sharing here ; ) )

Hope this helps.


Posted By: Fishstix
Date Posted: 11 Jul 2015 at 12:43am
Fished a little bit since moving here a few years ago. There's some awesome fishing off the rocks if you jump off a tinny a little east down the N coast.

But, if you're stuck on the mainland theres still some good spots. Owhanake has a nice point that you can access with a hairy cliff climb (If you're in Owhanake, you just look out, and to the left)

There's also some nice low tide spots from Cable bay that have turned up some great evening fishes...

South side has always been quiet for me, but your mileage may vary. Try the tip of deadmans bay.

Good luck!


Posted By: shaundtsl
Date Posted: 13 Jul 2015 at 11:13am
Hi everyone,
 
I am looking for a place to take my two young boys (5 and 9) fishing this time of the year.
 
We are pretty new to fishing (and to NZ) My boys have never caught fish before, so its really just to have some fun and catch something, we don't need to keep it although something for supper could be nice but mainly just to let them reel something in.
 
Looking for good spots around the northshore, we are in Albany but don't mind a bit of a drive if need be.
 
It would be nice to have a place which is fairly easily accessible on foot for the young one.
 
And would soft bait be alright to use or would you suggest a different type of bait?
 
Any info would be great, thanks!


Posted By: climbaboy
Date Posted: 13 Jul 2015 at 11:19am
This time of year. Army bay can be fun. Squid bait and burley. From the beach on outgoing tide head right and get onto the rocks at the entrance of the bay. Not too far for the young one and might get u some pannies.
I'd go basic ledger rig but I'm just lazy. Lol if u have a good cast a big stray lined lump of something could be good.

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Posted By: shaundtsl
Date Posted: 13 Jul 2015 at 11:33am
Great, thanks climbaboy, that is the kinda answer I was looking for, just googled army bay and its not too far and could be a nice day out.
 


Posted By: shaundtsl
Date Posted: 13 Jul 2015 at 11:36am
Oh BTW, would soft bait work around that area and for that type of fishing?



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