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New Zealand - Tairua & the Coromandel Peninsula

Carl Muir
December 19, 2007
Coromandel - Saltwater Fishing Report


We've just come off two days of insane kingfish action. Jigging the offshore pinnacles around the Aldermen Islands with big 400gm pink jigs we hooked into around 50 kingfish between five anglers up to 20kg.

There are lots of smaller kingfish around the 7kg mark amongst them, but when you are pulling up one kingfish after another it doesn't take long for the arms to wear out!

The first day we encountered a huge school of kahawai on the way out to the jigging spot. Kahawai are unique to New Zealand and are a great fighting fish on light tackle. It was the perfect way for us to work our way up to the hard fighting kingis later that morning.

Albacore tuna are now starting to run down the coast and we caught out first few 'albies' of the season the other day. The first yellowfin have been caught up and down the East Coast of NZ, some big models of around 60kg, with the first fish from our local area, the Coromandel being caught yesterday. This signals the start of our gamefishing season and the marlin won't be too far away!

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