- From Tauranga drive to Waihi Beach, then down to the northern end of the beach
- It took me about 40 minutes from the Mount, including a coffee stop.
- You can drive down onto the beach to unload your kayak and equipment. The sand is always hard and even 2WD vehicles have no problems.
- This beach is long and shallow so it's relatively safe for kayakers of all ability levels.
- If there is small surf, go to right into the northern corner as the waves often don't get in there.
- If you head either north you'll be straight into fishing country along the cliffs. I love this location because it's protected from a westerly, so you can always get out for a safe fishing mission.
- There are reefs, rubble, and bays along all of the cliffs which hold fish.
- Start with a softbait session in the first big bay (Orokawa Bay) as this often holds kahawai and snapper.
- Move around until you find a school of fish, or drift and see what you come across. Every time I've fished this area I've had to find them, so there appears to be no magic spot.
- If you can't locate any fish, anchor up in an area of foul and run a burley trail...bring the fish to you!
Result for the day was 10+ snapper (I kept 5 and stopped counting after that) and two kahawai.