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    Coromandel Spearfishing

    Hi guys, can anyone suggest good spots to go for a spear in Coromandel? I will camping around the area with the family for the first time this coming weekend. No boat with me so shore based suggestions would be appreciated.
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    Tuitawa is great for a shore based spear. Lots of rocks and kelp so plenty of green bone and moki. The odd snapper if you bust up a few kina and wait.

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    How advanced are you? Port Jackson is good for boarfish, pelagics etc but strong currents.. Harder to get good vis the closer to Thames you go. Around the other side I’ve shot kingfish all the way down around Whiritoa. So long as the vis is good, and the structure etc looks decent, you can’t go wrong anywhere on the peninsula.
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    Following with interest. Have moved not far away, and a mate just bought a place near tairua on the water. Have done tons of rec diving, but not a lot of gathering of sea things to put in my face
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    Alderman island is interesting if you can catch a charter
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    Aldies can be pretty lame. Seen it as a fishless desert on a few occasions and have had to pull spots out of the bag to pick up a few fish. North of tairua to the south end of hahei can turn it on then further north upto opito Bay. Not dived beyond that besides port Jackson once in shit viz which yielded nothing. Can swim off the campground at the southern end of hahei not the northern end as it is a reserve

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    Used to be a resident Black Marlin around the Aldies . That would have to be worth looking for
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    Quote Originally Posted by tanqueray View Post
    How advanced are you? Port Jackson is good for boarfish, pelagics etc but strong currents.. Harder to get good vis the closer to Thames you go. Around the other side I’ve shot kingfish all the way down around Whiritoa. So long as the vis is good, and the structure etc looks decent, you can’t go wrong anywhere on the peninsula.
    Cheers guys will check those places out. I have done most of my diving around fiordland being the closest spot to home so although I may not be used to diving deep I am happy to swim in wash and currents. Primary goal is to get a feed but I am super keen to shoot a kingie and a snapper!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gkp View Post
    Cheers guys will check those places out. I have done most of my diving around fiordland being the closest spot to home so although I may not be used to diving deep I am happy to swim in wash and currents. Primary goal is to get a feed but I am super keen to shoot a kingie and a snapper!
    Hey man. Sailors grave out of tairua is good. Watchman and slipper are both awesome, need a boat but you can catch a ferry to slipper.
    Hotwater beach is good too. pretty much everywhere on the east coast with rocks will have some sort of fish holding up.

    End of the kingi season now but may still be a few around, heaps of snapper around still and always a chance of a john dory or boarfish on the weedlines.
    Vis is a bit crap in close at the moment unfortunately as there has been a solid swell for the last few weeks.

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    Had my first dive at the north end of hot water beach. Shot a decent snapper(my first) and got a Cray. Dinner sorted for tonight
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    Opito bay was good too, saw a couple of real good size snapper, shot a panny and missed a few more(not on form). Monday at New Chums was good as well, shot a couple of good size Kawai so bring on the raw fish salad!
    You certainly don't need a boat around here. Looking forward to a couple more dives then fly out to bazza for 5 days.

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    Smashing it @Gkp. Good shit!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wingman View Post
    Tuitawa is great for a shore based spear. Lots of rocks and kelp so plenty of green bone and moki. The odd snapper if you bust up a few kina and wait.
    Tuateawa is epic. Was a split second too slow on shooting a 20lb snapper! Was great to see but.

 

 

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