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.…See full report
1 hour 15 min drive north of New Zealand’s largest city Auckland lies a small seaside village called Mangawhai Heads. With its diverse inshore and offshore fishery, great surf beaches, amazing walks, restaurants, hidden olive groves, amazing fresh local produce and it’s own natural harbour this is the base of a truly magical holiday and sport fishing experience.
Within minutes of leaving the harbour you can be fishing for Snapper and the famous Yellowtail Kingfish or if we push further offshore to the Mokohinau Island on the outer edge of the Hauraki Gulf you will be fishing reefs and structure that hold some of New Zealand’s trophy Snapper and the mighty Kingfish that can reef you in a heart beat.
In the warmer months offshore of the Mokohinau Islands Striped Marlin can be caught when the warm currents pushes in.
Accommodation in Mangawhai is small private Bed and Breakfast style accommodation, holiday houses and lodges. Tony and Bea are more than happy to help sort accommodation and transport that will suit your budget and needs.
This is the home of Tony and Bea and it’s a place they love to show off. Contact us for more info on transfers and accommodation options
Yellowtail Kingfish, Snapper, Striped Marlin
Other species available:
Kahwahi, Trevally and John Dory
Jigs, Top water casting, live bait, soft baits, saltwater fly
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