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Fishing & Diving

Fishing and diving is good at the beach all year round. Open sea or inner harbour fishing available.

Torpedo Fishing

Torpedo Fishing off the beach at dusk is a true kiwi experience and lots of fun. Ask Greg and Ali about the opportunity to have dinner and refreshments on the beach and enjoy this uniquely kiwi type of fishing (please note this is weather permitting).

Surfcasting can be done from Waihi Beach or Bowentown heads, Bowentown bar, Matakana bank, Shelley Bay or Matakana Islands

Charter boats are available from Tauranga or Whangamata or launch your own boat from one of the many safe boat ramps. We recommend Fat Boy Charters in Tauranga and ancedotally we have had many very positive reports about their charters.

Mayor Island

Mayor Island (Tuhua) provides stunning fishing with outstanding scenery as a backdrop.

Trips to Mayor Island can be full day or overnight with marlin, kingfish, hapuka, skipjack tuna and snapper being the main target species.

For divers there are many great spots to dive including a marine reserve at Mayor Island.

Trout Fishing

Trout fishing can also be arranged in the Karangahake gorge on the Ohinemuri river.