Category Archives: Mangawhai, New Zealand

Winter fishing = Fat Kingi's

Winter fishing = Fat Kingi’s

02 July 2016

I am sitting up at the lodge in Mangawhai writing this report getting a little frustrated with the weather! The wind just keeps blowing but on the days we get a break and have been able to get out we have enjoyed some fun fishing.…

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Fishing just seems to be getting better!

Fishing just seems to be getting better!

16 April 2016

Offshore Adventures fishing April report Its been a busy time since our last report in March, our prediction back in March of hungry fish with the slight drop in water temp sure was bang on. Around the new moon the kingfish, marlin and snapper bite…

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Waiting for the wind to go away! Feb/march fishing report

Waiting for the wind to go away! Feb/march fishing report

23 March 2016

Offshore Adventures March fishing report Well I am looking out the window of the lodge here in Mangawhai Heads and its been blowing from the NE for 6 days! The last day out we left the marlins biting out the back of the Hen and…

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Stunning January!!!!!

Stunning January!!!!!

07 February 2016

Offshore Adventures January 2016 fishing report Fishing in January always worries me with the amount of boats and fishing pressure which some times can make it a difficult month to fish and some times the fish size and numbers of fish can be down. This…

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Skinny water Kingfish - Hell yeah, what a great way to start 2016!

Skinny water Kingfish – Hell yeah, what a great way to start 2016!

13 January 2016

Well what a start to the year.  Kingifsh seem to be on the bite where ever we go! The deep pins are fishing well and we have had some good days catching and releasing over 20 fish per day.  Some of the most exciting fishing…

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Windy spring and start to summer!

Windy spring and start to summer!

20 December 2015

When the wind stops blowing fishing is insane! The wind this November and December has been shocking and it feels like we have canceled more days then we have been out fishing. Once we have been getting offshore the fishing has been great. End of…

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Wow what a month!

Wow what a month!

01 April 2015

Wow what a month! Not sure where to start really but I guess lets start off by listing what species we have been catching over the last few weeks: kingfish, snapper, john dory, black marlin, striped marlin, yellowfin tuna, mahi mahi, trevally and kahawai. This…

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Its all on folks!

Its all on folks!

10 February 2015

The fishing options have seemed endless for the last month.  The marlin season has started off as a cracker, kingfish have been biting well, hapuka on the deeper foul and snapper fishing has been very good in late January going into February at the Mokohinau…

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Stunning Mokohinau Islands

Stunning Mokohinau Islands

22 December 2014

From the last week in November to now we have had some stunning days out at the Mokohinau islands, I can not remember having so many glassy 24 mile runs out to these amazing islands and back. For the last few weeks we have had…

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Wind wind go away!

Wind wind go away!

21 November 2014

Sitting in my office and feeling a little frustrated, the winds just keep a blowing and I am constantly checking weather forecasts to see if we can get offshore. Spring is a great time in this area with countless fishing opportunities, different techniques and species…

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