Taiharuru, Whangarei

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Mon Nov 30, 2009 9:37 pm

Im heading up to Taiharuru this coming weekend. Does anyone out there have any local knowledge to share on this area?

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Mon Nov 30, 2009 9:52 pm

Taiharuru Reef. GPS 35-42.65 S 174-35.70 E.
Local favourite – great jigging spring and summer for snapper. Use sounder and have a hunt around large area of foul. Drifting down the 30-metre line produces the goods.

Moturewa Islands. Snapper on floating lines, usual baits. This area can be very good for kahawai. Kingfish livebaiting is also productive.

Taiharuru Head. Shallow and reefy – good snapper if water is not too clear. Usual floating baits. Keep poppers
handy as schools of medium-sized kingies often come through here.

Otauhaunui Bay. Shallow Area of Foul. GPS 35-43.57 S 174-33.82 E.
Best fished on evening incoming tide. Yak ideal for very quiet approach needed to shallows. Fresh baits work well: fillets of jack mackerel, piper and sprats.
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Mon Nov 30, 2009 10:06 pm

Legend! Thanks HLD. I'll post a trip report if all goes to plan. Cheers.

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Sun Nov 14, 2010 7:09 am

Only just found this post of yours HLD. Next time I'm out at Taiharuru I will have to try for that reef you mentioned. I have never gone out past Moturewa Island.

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