Whangamata on a yak

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noponys
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Joined: Mon Jul 17, 2017 10:26 pm
Kayak Make: Viking
Kayak Model: GT
VHF Call Sign: ZMX2256

Hi,

Am currently in Whangamata for a week or so.

Got out yesterday around the islands for no return and then out towards Mayor into 25m for one 50cm snap and pretty much nothing else. Seems to be plenty of structure around.

I'm a total noob to this area, so are there other areas which tend hold fish?

Apparently the fishing is pretty hard at the mo, so my 1 snap was actually good going.
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I always liked going south to the pinnacles, or north around Onemana.
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noponys
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Kayak Make: Viking
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Cheers, I'll have a sniff down towards the Pinnacles next time out.
TBreezy
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Best bet this time of year is at night or really early morning just before dawn. Not far off the beach there are a few hanging around or in the estuary but they seem to disappear when the sun comes up. There's way too much water activity (boats, swimmers, jet skis etc) and I've found the fishing is better once that subsides later in summer.
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