March 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


with Capt. Owen
Call 0800 EPIC NZ or +64 21 886 223 today and ask to fish on Coroking.
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Well its been all go aboard Coroking. As predicted earlier in the last newsletter the alderman pins are starting to fish well for numbers and size of kingfish besides a slight problem with sharks. As far as snapper and kingfish the northern regions Cuvier etc are still fishing well to.

We have been encountering some crazy sessions where the customers are struggling to flick over the bail arms on the stellas as the kingi tears off to the reef before they know of whats going on. As we look into next month or two we should be looking at similar sort of action on the kingi front so it is time to get out and get a wind on.

Cheers all
Capt. Owen




with Capt. Tom
Call 0800 EPIC NZ or +64 21 886 223 today and ask to fish on Madmax.
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What a month onboard Mad Max! Where do we start we have had an amazing run on trophy size snapper with these fish falling victim to livebaits at Cuvier and Alderman Islands.


The bottom fishing has been extremely easy and any calm day has seen us fill the bins in no time!

As always the Kingfish have been consistent and live mackies/yakas have been out fishing the lures as usual however we have had a handful of amazing days on top water stickbaits and jigs including a hectic 80 fish day at Red Mercury Island!




with Capt. Chase
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Fishing has been pretty hot along with the awesome weather we have been having… in between the storms… bait in the bay has been super easy loading up within 20mins of getting out there along with a couple of kings to start the day off, it’s been a fantastic summer and is looking great for some Epic Winter fishing this year!





Coromandel Report : Omedo Bay

Anglers Lodge

with Capt. Chris
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Hi all, Fishing in late February and through march has stepped up considerably, as water temps are on the raise. Bait fish and kahawai are very easy to catch and are schooling in close, which means good fishing off the rocks for good sized snapper. Snapper have done their spawn so are heading out of the firth and are hungry. We’ve started to get good sized snapper on livebaits and are filling the bins. Kingies are still on the bite and at times schooling under the boat which makes it easy for us to catch.

Capt. Chris.


Great Barrier Island Report


with Capt. Scott
Call 0800 EPIC NZ or +64 21 886 223 today and ask to fish on GameChaser
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Great Barrier has provided consistent catches of big snapper in the shallows over the month of March on livebaits with bonus species of John Dory and the odd decent kingfish. Anchoring in foul ground presents challenges, with larger fish tending  to head for the anchor warp provides a few tense moments at the bow.
Several Snapper have been released up to the magic 20 pound mark with a handful approaching 25.

Cuvier on the more clement days saw many 20-40 kings released with some terrific Snapper catches. Livebaits where scoffed by some big school reds from 17-20 pounds.
Softbaits have provided epic results around the inner reefs? Trevs from 3-5 kg and one fish that went over 6.
Slots available  for the Autumn moochers, see you out there!


Capt. Scott