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New Zealand - Tairua & the Coromandel Peninsula

Carl Muir
November 1, 2007
Coromandel - Saltwater Fishing Report


If you had of told me a year ago that we would be using no bait at all for snapper fishing, I would have thought you'd maybe had a few too many...

But that is exactly how things have panned out. We are getting such good results on GULP softbait it has totally revolutionised the way we fish.

The fishing over the last month has been a good example of that. Snapper have been hard to catch on baits, many of the private boats coming back into port have been talking about not a lot of fish, but we have come back with plenty of good snapper around 5kg, all hooked on our 4kg Berkley spin sets - great fun.

The Mango GULP Pogys have been one of the most consistent patterns, along with the famous Nuclear Chickens.


The kingfish are still here and in good numbers and sizes when the weather allows us to get out wide. Over the weekend we had a wild session with three lads from Taupo.

We fished in close with softbait for some good snapper to start, then when the wind abated went 20 mile from port to the famous Aldermen Pins. First drop and the lads were into 16kg kingis. Multiple hook ups a plenty and plenty of kings released to fight another day, as well as some fresh sashimi for the table - YUM!!

Check out some of our recent catches go to www.epicadventures.co.nz and scroll down for our trip reports.

All the best



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