SPEARFISH­ING SPOTS

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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.

All maps used are cre­ated by LINZ / New Zealand Hy­dro­graphic Author­ity and made avail­able by Cre­ative Com­mons 3.0. Maps should not be used for nav­i­ga­tion.

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