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The Location


Once over the Kopu – Hikuai Road you soon reach Tairua, where you really start to get the real sense that the holiday has begun. Tairua is scattered with holiday homes and motels, there’s a small local super market, a handful of funky shops, cafés and the local pub all bordering the western side of the estuary. 2 minutes down the road is Tairua beach, 2 kilometers of sandy surf beach. The quieter winter months are far removed from any sort of hustle and bustle and over summer holiday periods the Tairua population increases by almost 10 fold and there’s a real buzz of excitement around this time of year. A new marina in the estuary is a great addition and everything combined makes this cosy wee town a great playground for visitors all year round.


Whitianga is the tourism centre of the Coromandel with some world class accommodation and attractions such as the Lost Spring day spa complete with thermal fed pools with waterfalls and massage rooms perched up in huts amongst the trees (great for the ladies while the boys are out on the boat!) lots of fun in around town for the kids too including fun zone, animal parks, mini putt, swimming holes and paint-ball all just minutes drive from town. Whitianga is also home to Mercury bay and the hub of recreational fishing activity on the Coromandel peninsula too. It’s position half way up the peninsula make it an attractive home base to reach a vast range of pumping fishing spots and puts you in short driving distance of world famous beaches and bays such as hot water beach and cathedral cove, as well as some world class bush walks also easily accessible from here. Whitianga boasts a bit more night life with restaurants and bars open late.

The Charter Fishing Experience

The Whitianga and Tairua Epic boats are the original Kingfish and game fishing Epic Adventure! The skippers who operate from here are intensely focused on big results and have proven their ability in an operation with over 10 years of iconic fishing history taking over 2000 happy clients every year. Whitianga and Tairua boats are customised and set up for one job alone- To catch big fish! The fleet is equipped with the latest technology operated by some of the most well respected skippers in New Zealand. The sense your on a truly special fishing adventure is in the air from the word go. The team is on the pulse of the best fishing in the area every day and any angler of any skill level can get amongst the action and be well looked after by the guides here.

Tom Maxwell

Skipper on Mad Max 2, available in Whitianga and Tairua

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Chase Wotten-Hunt

Skipper on Epic, available in Whitianga and Tairua

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Owen Wills

Skipper on CoroKing, available in Whitianga and Coromandel Town

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Epic was custom built to our requirements by Senator Boats and launched in 2011.

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CoroKing is our new Senator 690.

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This versatile Bluefin 665 HT D has a stable 2.5 beam and comfortable seating, perfect for chasing kingies.

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Coromandel : Whitianga report CoroKing with Capt. Owen Call 0800 EPIC NZ or +64 21 886 223 today and ask to fish on Coroking. Check availability here Over

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Totally awesome day on some mean Kingfish, cheers guys!!!


I just got home.. still buzzing


Thanks Epic Adventures. I think there’s more than a few readers, and one Editor, who have addded NZ Kung Fush to their bucket lists! Pretty keen to get “railed”!

Fish & Boat Mag – Australia

Had an awesome trip out with capt Owen and Coroking!


Cheers Owen, Sick day!


Thanks Owen. Great trip today. A bit sore in the arm department!


Thanks Hadyn, had a ball on this trip.


Awesome day Owen, best skipper


The fishing was also mindblowing thanks to your hard work. I really enjoyed the variety of fish we caught and appreciated the fact that we constantly tried new techniques and places – makes it more interesting and more productive.


Just a quick note to say thanks for the awesome fishing charter.  We both had the most epic day fishing ever and will definitely be back.


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