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Waihi Beach Kayak Fishing Report.

Written by Tim on October 12th, 2015.      1 comments

Getting There

  • 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.
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Launching

  • 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. 
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Fishing

  • 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!
Tim's Note: I couldn't locate anything so I anchored up in 10m of water. With a good burley trail flowing I found the fish moved through in 'waves' roughly every half an hour. I ran two strayline rigs, using 3/0 Trokar hooks, 20lb trace, and a 1/4oz ball sinker. 

Result for the day was 10+ snapper (I kept 5 and stopped counting after that) and two kahawai. 
Tim's results for Sunday SessionsTim Taylor with a nice snapper on the kayak
 

1 Comments

cobra189 says ...
nice catch! thanks for the report mate

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