Re: Taranaki Classic 2017 Team mate
White cliffs is just past Wai iti, before you go over Mt Messenger. WC is also called Pukearuhe, down the end of Pukearuhe road. Tongaporutu is over the other side of Mt Messenger further north.
It depends a lot on the conditions where the best spots will be and also what you want to target. Urenui and north you usually get snapper and gurnard plus kahawai and occasional trevs and kingies and is mainly sand bottom. South is where the blue cod are mainly as there is more reef and rocky ground and also closer to deep water for tuna and there are some good kingy spots south also. You already found a good JD spot
Big snapper always get pulled in from both north and south locations.
If you are after the most species you might need to move around to 2 or 3 different spots to target different fish.
My advice from my experience at Urenui is to fish at anchor between 10m-18m with both ledger rig and stray line and use burley and also chunk up bait. Good baits are pillies and also kahawai or squid are good if baits getting stolen.
I will probably try and fish north one of the comp days so you are welcome to come along if you like.