1CAPE BRETT Another spot I would only recommend in light winds. The action tends to happen pretty deep but there’s always great visibility here.
2 BIRD ROCK This spot will catch weather from any direction so only go in light winds.it’s and awesome spot for pelagics and pink mao mao.
3 OKE BAY This spot offers shelter from anything except north westerly’s. Visibility isn’t the best here but I’ve still caught some superb snapper and kingies here. This spot can be shore dived if you don’t mind swimming.
4 KAINGAHOA MARAE Awesome tent sites with toilets, hot showers and kitchen facilities. boat launching right off the beach in front of the camp or use the concrete ramp five minutes drive away.
5 WAIWIRI ROCK Reasonably sheltered from the west but will catch weather from any other direction. There’s excellent pelagic fishing here with very good visibility. It’s a very long way from any boat launching spots, so only attempt in perfect conditions.
6 WHANGAMUMU Whangamumu Harbour is sheltered from anything except easterly. You’ll find some of the best snapper snooping around here. On a downside, it’s a long way from any boat launching location so only go in good conditions with a clear forecast.
7 HOME POINT An awesome spots when it’s blowing in from the west. This spot has exceptional visibility and is excellent for hunting snapper and pelagic fish.
8 CAPE HOME With great rocky coastlines, Cape Home is excellent for snapper snooping. Very easy to get to from either Whangaruru or Bland Bay, Cape Home is a good choice in marginal conditions.
9 WHANGARURU HARBOUR This spot offers good shelter in easterlies and north easterlies. There are limited rocky reef spots, but there are a few crays around if you don’t mind a good treasure hunt. I’ve been pretty lucky with snapper, kingfish and John dory here too.
10 PURIRI BAY CAMPSITE This DOC campsite may not offer some of the luxuries of Whangaruru, but it does offer excellent off the beach boat launching and close proximity to Bland Bay and the northern dive sites.
11 WHANGARURU BEACHFRONT CAMP Full campground facilities including toilets and hot showers, plus full kitchen and fish filleting facilities. You can launch straight off the beach in front of the camp with good access to inner Whangaruru Harbour and Cape Home but a is quite far from Northern dive sites.
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