We have one of the best fishing areas in the country. The islands out from Amodeo Bay and Papa Aroha have excellent fishing areas that extend right out to the Happy Jacks and Gannet Rock found further out from the coast.
Often the area out wide from here has large schools of fish with dolphins and gannets leading the action. From here down towards Coromandel harbour we find a vast network of islands all offering great fishing and many places to launch, including good opportunities to catch john dory, kahawai and trevally.
You don’t need your own boat, as number of great local fishing charter companies operate in the area and are able to help you plan the perfect fishing trip.
At Pohutukawa Chalets, we offer free bait freezing facilities, as well as extra parking for boats and trailers. There is a public boat ramp just 500 metres away at Papa Aroha camp site, which charges $5 per day for the use of ramp, tractor, fish gutting facilities, boat washing, vehicle and trailer parking.