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Fishing report

The fishing across the upper North Island has ben EPIC. The Sharks have largely stayed away, the kingfish have been feeding up hard and smashing our baits most days.
 

Skippers have been mixing it up with plenty of slow trolling livies to our usual dropper rigs, all have been doing the business.

Mercury bay off Whitiaga has been full of bait fish and this has allowed the crews to get out into the action early. We are still seeing plenty of hooks ups in the bait grounds on the light gear which is keeping everyone on their toes!

The water is warmer and there have been plenty of pelagics seen and knocking around, Capt Chase on EPIC had a crack on his day off and they landed this awesome marlin. Had to share it with you! 

The weather has been pretty awesome with weeks of settled weather lately, for some though the seas or winds have meant cancellations which happens with fishing… hope you can come back and smash some kings with us next time!

Did you know that we can take care of your accommodation and transfer needs too? We have deals in place to get you to the fishing locations and keep you comfortable!  

 

As you will see later in this newsletter we have bought a guided mountain bike company called JustMTB. We can now offer the usual amazing king fish, experience, guided single track mountain biking adventures, guided backwater trout trips and guided hunting or combos of the lot!

Let us know if you need help when you book.

cheers

the Epic team!







Epic Adventures is stoked to add JustMTB to the company. JustMTB are specialists in backcountry guided Singletrack Mountain bike tours, operating across the wilds of both the North and South Island. Book a fishing and backcountry biking adventure with us! Grab ya mates and get into it. Check out justMTB at www.justMTB.co.nz 

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Photos, stories and fishing reports from the Epic Adventures skippers

For the latest news and fishing action from the Coromandel and Bay of Islands Epic Adventures boats click here!


Its been a month of screaming reels, tired arms, smiles on dials with all the boats reporting plenty of epic action. 

Want some? Come get some!

Call: +64 21 886 223 Email : [email protected]

February in the Coromandel has seen some XXL versions coming up.  We have seen days with multiple green backs going over 30kg and really testing the guests on board and the equipment.

 

Availability is tight so give us a call to secure your spots!

Call: +64 21 886 223 or Email: [email protected]

You can always check availability on our website at https://www.epicadventures.co.nz/locations/
 

Coromandel boats and skippers include:
CHURCH with Capt Ryan
EPIC with Capt Chase
KAOS with Capt Owen

Fishing out of Whitianga this month has been great from shallow water to out in the deep the kingfish have been on the chew. The bait has been good in the bay most of the time except for after the big easterly blow which made things a lot harder for a while. Curvier has been fishing well, most of the rocks up there seem to be holding good numbers of Kingfish with a welcome by catch of some nice Snapper and the odd Hapuku.

We are looking forward to see what the rest of February and March bring us!

To see more of the catches each day visit the photo gallery page. Photos uploaded daily.

 





 


Bay of Islands fishing report

Options for fishing charters out of the Bay of Islands include:
KOROKING with Capt KIT

After a spate of crappy easterly weather patterns over the fisrt fortnight of the month, it was great to have  calmer days in the Bay, the sun was shining and the kingis have been biting.
 

We have had great success on our shorter half day snapper trips around the bay with guest anglers each day getting a feed on reasonable size fish out of the shallows.  Good to see a wide age range of fisho’s too, proving you are never to old to enjoy fishing!

Our Kingfish trips out of Russell and Paihia have really been picking up with lots action and some larger sized models turning up.

 


 

 

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Spring and Early summer has seen the Epic fleet busy. The Fishing has been consistent with plenty of good fish around and customers have been leaving with tired arms and smiles on dials. We have had guests from as far away as Singapore, Canada, the States and a group from Tasmania all getting introduced to the hard hitting New Zealand Yellow tail kingfish.

Luckily we haven’t had to travel to far to find the bait fish and the boats have been able to load up without too much motoring around.

We have a few seats available still for the remaining December days and January is filling up quickly so get your bookings in quickly to secure a spot. Give us a call on +64 21 886 223 or email [email protected]

Also Congrats to our skipper Ryan and wife on the arrival on a new baby girl this week!

Chunky Coromandel Snapper on KAOS with Capt Owen

We have been putting our new gear through their paces.
Our boats are running Maxel F70s, Daiwa Saltiga 1600 pair with Jig star rods.

There has been plenty of awesome kingfish action to kick off summer below is a quick taste for you… to see the full gallery check out the Epic Photo Gallery page at https://www.epicadventures.co.nz/photo-gallery/

Some of this months action

We have been putting our new gear through their paces.
Our boats are running Maxel F70s, Daiwa Saltiga 1600 pair with Jig star rods and the results speak for themselves!

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Epic Adventures Fishing Report

Coromandel : Whitianga report

KAOS

with Capt. Owen
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Top water, jigs and baits you name it they hit it…good times aboard Kaos!

Early on in October saw a mix bag weather wise but the fishing has been solid. Mid to late October has been a hot bit with several going over the 30 kg mark.
Bait has started to be slower to find in the mornings but once we’ve got out to the pins the fishing is constant and there has been a lot of smiles on dials.

 

See you out there!

Cheers all

Capt.Owen


EPIC

with Capt. Chase
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Topwater,Jigs or livies some days ya couldn’t go wrong out there ! Good to see the kings back up high smashing bait.

With spring now here we’ve see the weather turn it up and had some pretty awesome days out on the water! kings have started to show up on the pins in big numbers and are hitting both livies and jigs well!

Some Pigs have been around this month and some tired bodies at the end of most days.

Been some good puka knocking around too.

As we move into November we should see this action continue and get bigger and better.

Cheers Capt Chase


 

CHURCH

with Capt. Ryan
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Fishing Report for Church

The weather is warming up and so is the fishing! The bait has been hard at times, having to travel around towards Whangapoa to fill the tanks, I am hoping for these to come back into the bay in numbers shortly so fingers crossed!

We have picked up some nice kingfish in the shallows on the bait schools also lately which is a nice start to the charter!

 

We have been moving around a bit to find fish with some nice catches coming on board! As the water is warming up slowly the fish seem to be moving up from the bottom and feeding a bit harder! The sharks have slowed up also with less and less being seen but you will still get the odd one hanging out for an easy feed! A few barracoota have also been around!

The Jigs have started to work a treat with some days the jigs out fishing the live baits.

Cheers

Capt Ryan


Bay of Islands : Russell/Paihia fishing report

KOROKING

with Capt. Kerry ‘KIT’
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Well fellow anglers, here we are in late October and spring has thrown a mixed bag of weather at us here in the Bay of Island’s.
Early on this month on the days we’ve made it out on the briney, our target species have been elusive at times.

The bait schools were patchy last month but have improved, some good size jack and slimey mackerel showing up in the inner Bay. The kingis have shown up in all depths from 10m to 100m, varying sizes 10 to 20kg.

 

The snapper have not been that cooperative earlier in the month due to the cold southerly weather, plenty of pannies at times but not too many photo fish.

Thankfully the warmer weather will encourage the annual migration of school snapper in to the mid range waters of the Bay and we can catch (and release) some fine fish. We have snared other great eating species on several occasions, namely kahawai, trevally and John dory, definitely a bonus to anyones catch bag.

Mid to Late October has seen warmer conditions and a far better kingfish bite with some decent fish coming up.

Tight lines guys!

Cheers
Captain Kit Gregory, Russell – Bay of Islands

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Epic Adventures July Fishing Report

Coromandel : Whitianga report

KAOS

with Capt. Owen
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Well we are well and truly into the middle of winter and with it comes the good and the bad with the weather. But if you hit one of those awesome winter days with a cool crisp start which turns into a brilliant day out on the water fishing. And as for the fishing it’s second to none as the fish are in prime condition.

  

They may take a little enticing to get to the bite at times but when they do they are generally better than average fish. The kings have been consistent and of decent size with a lot of snapper at times with the bonus John Dory, trevally and hapuka in the mix. And with this cooler water we have seen the end of what seemed like an endless problem with shark.

  

We have been running Jigstar rods for a while now and these poor rods get hell everyday and still come out on top, it is an impressive kit teed up with Maxel F70 overhead reels and Daiwa Saltiga Spins 6500 and 5000h. These outfits are just weapons.

        

Our new Senator 770RH Kaos is a weapon for this job,as we have been putting this boat through its paces on some pretty wild seas at times and she pulls through with ease with the power of the Honda 250BF what is just coming up to a 1000 hours and hasn’t missed a beat! Coupled with the impressive Simrad Evo3 Finder, Kaos is the ultimate hunter!

 
As we look into the coming months spring is ahead where things will just heat up some more so don’t be scared of the cold, rug up and get out here it’s all going on!!

Cheers all

Capt.Owen


EPIC

with Capt. Chase
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The winter fishing continues to be good fun out there, bait in the bay on most occasions with the odd few kings to start the day!

 

Red mercs through to the alderman pins are holding both kings and the odd few puka on the bottom, which makes for an added welcome to the plate!

 

Hopefully the weather starts to get on our side and we can get into some more greenbacks ! Bring on August!

Cheers Capt Chase


 

CHURCH

with Capt. Ryan
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Fishing Report for Church

Over the past few months the water has cooled down drastically and the fish seem to have moved towards the bottom of the pins. I have been fishing towards the 70-90m depth. There are some solid kings around at this time of year and hooking them at this depth gives you a nice lengthy fight so your sure to have some sore arms by the end of the battle, you have to make sure you stop them quick though otherwise its in the reef they go!
 

There have been a few Hapuku caught recently as well, no monsters but definitely some great eaters with some happy looks on customers faces knowing that they are eating very well when they get home!
 

On the bait side of things it has been hit and miss in the bay lately. As soon as we seem to get a good patch of livies in, they seem to disappear after a big easterly blow! But this is ok as there are other places to find them.

        

There has been a few kingfish in the bay lately as well with customers getting a bit of a warm up before heading out wide!
Cant wait to see what happens over the next few months!

Cheers

Capt Ryan


 Coromandel Report : Amodeo Bay

Anglers Lodge

with Capt. Chris
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Hi All,

Well it’s that cold time of year again.
This time of year is when the Snapper in the Gulf feed in shallow waters along the coastline. Fishing from the bricks can be epic north of Colville and as far round as Kennedy bay.
 

There have been some crazy bird workups south of Little Barrier heading toward Great Barrier and there are some XOS Snapper, Kings are in abundance around the workups too.

 

Kahawai are plaguing us around the islands out from Amodeo Bay and baitfish still in big numbers as well.

Cheers Cptn Chris


Bay of Islands : Russell/Paihia fishing report

KOROKING

with Capt. Kerry ‘KIT’
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Check availability here

Mid winter fishing report from the Bay of Islands, for the Epic Adventures charter vessel, Koro King. Well fellow fishos, as to be expected this time of the year, the weather has played a major part in the time myself and Koro King have spent on the water.
  
                   

That aside, I can say that the kingis are still around! The snapper are everywhere and in prime condition, and other fine eating species such as john dory and kahawai are a nice addition.

                       
Looking forward to spring guys, catch up soon. Your skipper, Kerry Gregory, Russell.

Cheers
Captain Kit Gregory, Russell – Bay of Islands

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Epic Adventures Fishing Report

Coromandel : Whitianga report

KAOS

with Capt. Owen
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Nice conditions out there this week which makes a change from the cyclones and bad weather that has hampered us the past few months! Fortunately the fish are still holding well in the usual spots and are in great condition! 

Sharks have been a major player on the outer pins, putting the Maxel/Jigstar combos to the test with exceptionally fast retrievals to land the fish before the taxman turns up!

Bait fishing is a mixed bag as usual for this time of year. At times we have been able to load up at the wharf before the customers even turn up! Other days see us motoring down the coast to find pockets of bait but overall, not too bad.

With the water temperature still warm, we are getting some nice Snapper as a bycatch mixed in with the Kingies! We expect the sharks to hang around for a while yet so be prepared to move around a bit and when you get a fish on, get your wind on!!! 


Cheers all

Capt.Owen   


EPIC

with Capt. Chase
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Well, where to start.

The weather has not been on our side in the last month which has held us up a bit with the fishing. Bait fishing has been up and down, some days nice and easy at the wharf, and others have had us doing the miles!

Of late, most of our king fishing has been in and around the islands producing plenty of awesomely conditioned fish.

The dirty bronzies have been keeping us away from a lot of the deeper pins – from Cuvier through to the Aldermans, but hopefully as the water starts to cool down, we'll see the tax man bugger off! Snapper have been an easy and plentiful by-catch on the livies and dead baits most days, which makes for a tasty feed !

Cheers Capt Chase
 


 

CHURCH

with Capt. Ryan
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Fishing Report for Church

With a good lot of consecutive days on the water this month the fishing has been awesome yet again! The bait has been a lot harder to find than just going in the bay and dropping the sabikis! We have been either staying at the wharf and trying to fill the tank or venturing around the coast to a few other local spots that hold nice amounts of bait fish! A bit of burley and baiting the sabikis has been helping a lot!

We have had some solid sessions on the kings lately whether we go north towards curvier or down towards the Aldermen’s, there has been consistent fishing most places. The sharks have still been around, does not seem quite as bad as last month but are still snatching the odd kingfish for a feed!  


Snapper are still around and very hungry with a few nice fish coming in as well. It is nice to be able to drop a few baits down where you are fishing for kings and grab a feed of snapper at the same time.

Lets see how the next few months go as we head into winter!

Cheers

 

Capt Ryan


 Coromandel Report : Amodeo Bay  

Anglers Lodge

with Capt. Chris
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Hi all, 
Well Summer has come to an end but fishing has fired up!

This is the time of year when you can just drift around or anchor up anywhere and easily get your limit of decent sized Snapper. The Snapper are so hungry they are hitting anything you throw at them, and running a berley on the bottom has its benefits when out in the open. 

Kingies are in the best condition ive seen in years, and are still in big numbers in the Gulf.
Channel Island has been on fire this summer getting some big kings and heaps of them.

 
Also trolling the sunken rocks around the local islands outside Anglers Lodge has been epic coming into winter.
Kahawai are smashing everything, they put up a good fight but can be frustrating when trying to catch Snapper. 
Bait fish are in abundance in close along the coast line south of Colville bay and around the farm out from Amodeo bay.

Cheers Cptn Chris 


Bay of Islands : Russell/Paihia fishing report

KOROKING

with Capt. Kerry 'KIT'
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Check availability here

Fishing report from the Bay of Islands, for the Epic Adventures charter vessel, Koro King. Well autumn is here and the weather is still favourable. The baitfish are still readily available, xos mackerel and fat pilchards, perfect for our inshore  target species, kingi, snapper, trevally ,kahawai etc.  
 
The hapuku, bass and the bluenose are making their way into shallower waters, winters looking good for the keen anglers.  

As a footnote the Bay of Islands Sword fish Club is again hosting the annual week long Light tackle tournament in early June, fishing for kingfish on 8 and 6kg line.Hosting numerous Australian teams  along with some great Kiwi fishos, this is a must for the competent angler. I have competed in the competition over numerous years, and boated some great kingis for both senior and junior anglers. Love to have you (and your mates) on board. 

  
Sharpen those hooks, tight lines, from Kerry Gregory, skipper of Koro King, Russell, NZ, 

Cheers
Captain Kit Gregory, Russell – Bay of Islands

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Epic Adventures Fishing Report

Coromandel : Whitianga report

KAOS

with Capt. Owen
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Check availability here

It is that time of the year again when the kingfish just steps up a notch and so do the sharks, whats kept us a little shy of fishing the Alderman pins. So of late we have concentrated our efforts in the northern and the Mercury Island region with some great results in numbers and size at times.

Another happy fisherman on Epic Adventures
And as far as snapper are concerned they seem to be coming on stronger every week as they do this time of the year on the eastern coast of the Coromandel.

The blue water has been close in at times what can make for an awesome day seeing your fish come up from  20-30 metres below the boat with beautiful crystal clear water. As far as bait for us it has been awesome with the occasional cyclone coming through to keep you guessing your first day back on the water to find the little buggers.

Big Coromandel kingfish caught on a Epic Adventures charter

All in all the fishing has been consistent and it is not hard to find a kingi or two where ever you go. So here we go heading into my favourite time of the year for the next two-three months and we will be seeing some awesome fishing, fingers crossed the weather holds it together.

Cheers all

Capt.Owen


EPIC

with Capt. Chase
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Well it’s been a good summer out of Whitianga over these last few months, the weather has had its days but the fishing has made up for what we’ve missed! Bait has been plentiful in the bay which makes for plenty of time out wide.
Solid King caught on Epic with Capt Chase
The Cuvier pins have been our goto with kings and snapper playing the game well ! As we move into March we should see ourselves fishing back down towards the aldys as the bigger fish begin to turn up, I’m looking forward to it!
Epic Adventures Fishing Charters

Cheers Capt Chase


 

CHURCH

with Capt. Ryan
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Between dodging a few storms lately the fishing has been hot! With one exception… Sharks

Happy customers on a Epic Adventures charter

With a few fish being sharked we moved away from the areas and tried further north. The move was no loss as the fishing was just as good up there! Some good sized kings being landed and some very consistent fishing had most days we are out! There has also been good variety around with some nice snapper coming aboard and also the odd tasty Hapuku. Bait in the bay has also been good with a few kingfish in the mix as well.

Epic Adventures Fishing Charters Hapuka on a Epic Adventures fishing charter
Kingfish caught on a Catch jig New Zealand fishing charters  with Epic

A great month has been had and I am looking forward to the month that follows with hopefully some great weather!!!

Cheers

Capt Ryan


  Coromandel Report : Amodeo Bay

Anglers Lodge

with Capt. Chris
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Hi all,

The month of February has been a bit up and down on the snapper with days getting our limits and the next day finding it hard work, using berley still had no effect. Flasher rigs have been the best method this month. The best part is the snaps are in top condition.

 

Kings on the other hand are still in big numbers from the mussel farms and surrounding island to the Black rocks. We have also been getting some good sized trevally near the farms.
Channel Island has been on fire for the kings so far this season, getting some big kings and heaps of them, so book your trip now and lets get railed.
Cheers Cptn Chris


Bay of Islands : Russell/Paihia fishing report

KOROKING

with Capt. Kerry ‘KIT’
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Fishing report from the Bay of Islands   arm of Epic Adventures,
Well summer has almost gone and as we roll into March, I can say that inspite of the mixed weather, the fish have stuck around.  The target  species, namely snapper and kingfish, have kept our anglers smiling, with some fine catches (and releases).
Epic Bay of Islands Fishing charters
We have also caught other great eating table fish over the last month such as john dory, trevally and kahawai. I have enjoyed the company of many overseas visitors lately, and they marvel at the beauty of the Bay, and the relaxed and rewarding fishing  available to them on the Koro King. Can’t wait to get out there again.!

Epic Bay of Islands Snapper fishing Epic Bay of Islands Kingfish trip

Tight lines. P.S. the gamefish are still here, the water temperatures are still holding well..

Cheers
Captain Kit Gregory, Russell – Bay of Islands

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November Fishing Report

New Zealand fishing charters as it should be. Commentary from our expert Skippers. Monthly reports are based on the months fishing activity from across the Coromandel (Whitianga and Amodeo Bay) and The Bay of Islands (Russell/ Paihia).

Coromandel : Whitianga report

CoroKing

with Capt. Owen
Call 0800 EPIC NZ or +64 21 886 223 today and ask to fish on Coroking.
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With the spring winds been and gone and the settled weather patterns upon us as we have right now it makes for an easier day on the water.

Over the past month the bait fishing has been better than normal for this time of the year as generally it can be a little tough.  As far as the kings throughout October they have been phenomenal as early in October the kings kicked in strong coming up in the water column and feeding aggressively with plenty of days hitting the 30 to 50+ fish with some bruises among them.
New Zealand Kingfish charters Epic Adventures

We’ve been trying out the new range of Catch jigs this month…. they have been getting smashed! 

As for the snapper they have died off at the Alderman pins and picking up on the Cuvier reefs.

As we wind down to the end of the year we will start fishing the more northern regions such as Cuvier, Cracker Jack and Barrier.  We recently had some nice puka come aboard too.

The water temp of recent has jumped up considerably which is looking good for the upcoming season for the blue water fans.

So gear up and get ready and jump on as she looks like it is going to be good going into the new year.

Cheers all

Capt.Owen


EPIC

with Capt. Chase
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What a November! This past month has been full of laughs, tears and solid kings! The alderman island pins have been our go to for the last few weeks with crazy kingfish days, not uncommon to see  30+ kings averaging 15kg+ making it a hard day on the arms. As we move towards the start of summer we’ll be starting to push towards cuvier Island as the fishing starts to come alive with high numbers of snapper and kingfish.

Solid NZ fish New Zealand fishing charters at its best!
Whitianga Kingfish Charters

Bait hasn’t been to much of a problem with the bay starting to hold good bait balls and should improve as we move into summer, Weather wise it’s been pretty sweet with some primo days out on the water ! Anyway I look forward to what December has to offer and with the water temps heating up hopefully hopefully a few beakys to! Cheers Capt Chase.

Cheers Capt Chase


 

CHURCH

with Capt. Ryan
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Epic fishing charters

For the first month on the tools for me fishing has been pretty great when you can get away from the easterlies that have been hammering the coast lately! We have been picking up some good fish over the Aldie pins and now starting to venture out further north to check out what it has to offer.

Bait has been coming into the bay now with some days easier to collect them than others. Had some really good days dropping jigs down with some really solid fish taking these but you still can’t beat the good old livie!
Epic Adventures Fishing Charters

With the great weather that is forecast in front of us as I’m writing this I cannot wait to get back out there and have a crack at these awesome Coromandel King

 

Coromandel fishing New Zealand fishing charters
Whitianga Fishing Charters Nice Coromandel fish!

Whitianga kingfish charters
Coromandel kingfish charters

Cheers Capt Ryan


Coromandel Report : Amodeo Bay

Anglers Lodge

with Capt. Chris
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Hi all,

Fishing out of Anglers Lodge has been epic through October and early November. The snapper were heading in to the gulf and were hungry.
Straylining the 20m+ of water was just amazing as we fulled bins of average sized snapper and then went on to catch people the trophy fish they all are hunting for.
Birds are working out wide, wide as in Flat rock off Kawau Island.

Baitfish are in good numbers around the islands out from Anglers Lodge, which made catching the trophy snapper, Dory and kings a breeze.
Last week more effort has gone in to finding the big fish, but going wide seems to be the way to go, Kings are not plentiful so we still have to go to the top of the Coromandel or even Cuvier, coming weeks will see the fish following the warmer water coming in to the gulf now.

Anglers Lodge fishing charters
Coromandel fishing charters

Cheers Cptn Chris

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September Fishing Report

New Zealand fishing charters as it should be. Commentary from our expert Skippers. Monthly reports are based on the months fishing activity from across the Coromandel (Whitianga and Amodeo Bay)

Coromandel : Whitianga report

CoroKing

with Capt. Owen
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Spring fishing is well and truly upon us. Its that time of year when multiple hook ups are not uncommon and can create chaos! Well its has been all go out here across the boats Epic boats as the kings have really kicked out of winter mode and have come on the bite big time! A classic sign of this is the fish moving up higher in the water column feeding more aggressively and frequently. Barracuda have showed their ugly faces over the last four weeks which has seemed to be an endless battle but with a little relief they seem to have dropped off that past few days! Jigs have been working really well, getting smashed left right and centre at times. Nothing more exhilarating than a big king hitting the jig and peeling off a heap of line wondering if you are ever going to stop it and more often than not with the big ones you won’t!

Bait fish continues to be the challenge. A few left in the bay, but generally found further down the coast. We are still focused on the Aldie pins at present, but with warmer waters and bigger bites, other areas are starting to turn it up as well!

Cheers all

Capt.Owen


EPIC

with Capt. Chase
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it’s been a pretty sweet start to spring with this past month bringing an awesome time on the kings! Plenty of fish smashing both jigs and livies.

Although the constant southwest winds have managed to put a few trips off, we’ve had a very busy lead up to October. On the terms of by catch, customer’s have been able to secure a plenty full amount of snapper up to 22lb. With fishing this exciting I’m looking forward to what October and November has to offer !


 
 

Cheers Capt Chase


Coromandel Report : Amodeo Bay

Anglers Lodge

with Capt. Chris
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Hi all,

September was a month of wind and rain, it was difficult to get out on the water for the trip that were booked.
But in saying that the fishing was just like every skipper likes, insane.
Snapper are in big numbers and in great condition in the gulf through September and as for size they are just stonkers..
Bait fish and bird activity is crazy out wide and also kingfish are lerking under the workups.
October is one of our better months for huge snapper so get booking now.

 
 

Cheers

Capt. Chris.

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Coromandel : Whitianga report
New Zealand fishing charters as it should be. Commentary from our expert Skippers. Monthly reports are based on the months fishing activity from across the Coromandel (Whitianga and Amodeo Bay)

CoroKing

with Capt. Owen
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Over the last couple of months the weather has been absolutely up and down and has had us stuck on land more than we would like to be. In saying this with the days that we have been getting out the bait has been easy pickings to get a good start on the day. As we come into September we should really see the fish starting to get a little more active and a little higher in the water column. As over the last month or two the fish have been sitting low and are a little stubborn on the bite, but with a little patience more often than not it will end in good results.

Looking ahead with October in sight we should be seeing some absolute mayhem on the deeper pins with kings and snaps on the chew. So fingers crossed for the weather to hold together and we will see you out there.

Cheers all

Capt.Owen


Madmax

with Capt. Tom
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What an insane month August has been for Mad Max and all the anglers lucky enough to fish aboard her over this period!

Where do we start well plenty of absolutely show stopping Kingfish with words like donkey, pig and horse being used on a regular basis aboard Mad Max over this month the photos speak for themselves…

Hapuka have been on the chew bigtime aboard Mad Max as well as some epic hauls of Sea Bass and Bluenose! Please let us know when booking your trip aboard Mad Max if you would like to target these tasty beasts…

The snapper straylining has been fantastic in the shallow kelpy areas around the Mercury Islands with endless amounts of pristine conditioned fish while the offshore pins have consistently held pan sized schooling fish…

John Dory have been a very welcomed by catch while targeting Kingfish on the offshore pins these tasty critters are here in huge numbers at the moment…

Cheers
Capt Tom


 

EPIC

with Capt. Chase
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Bait stays to play!
With Some awesome bait schools in the bay it’s made it an easy start to the day with the odd king in among them making it a great by-catch to kick things Off!

The kings have been fairly active for this time of the year most of the action has been south of red mercs through to the Aldys, averaging around the 13- 15kg size range with a few solid fish up to the 25kg Mark.



Along with kingfish the Aldy pins have been holding some awesome snapper, being a regular and welcome by-catch!

With winter coming to an end and spring well and truly in the air we should see the kings starting to turn up in real numbers and size, hopefully this wind we keep getting drops off and we manage to get out a bit more often!


Bring on spring !

Cheers Capt Chase


Coromandel Report : Amodeo Bay

Anglers Lodge

with Capt. Chris
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Hi all,

The fishing in the gulf and around the northern parts of the peninsula has stepped up to another gear. The gannet workups are firing out wide, closer to Waiheke. Fishing shallow water is still working good with straylines and Kahawai are in good numbers as well, you just have to try get past the sharks.


Last week saw an abundance of boats out in the gulf, with people diving and dredging for scallops.


Daylight savings beings at the end of Sept and if fishing continues as it is, spring fishing will be epic.

Cheers

Capt. Chris.