gps hot spots: coromandel
GPS 37-14.576 S 175-56.055 E
Apparantly Ngapita reef is a sunken barge of some sort but I haven't been able to find anything on the net so if any reader can enlighten us that would be appreciated. Ngapita reef usally fires in October for tarakihi. 1/0 hooks are the go here for tarakihi. Drifting the area with softbaits we have also caught plenty of snapper and gurnard over the warmer months.
PORT JACKSON REEF
GPS 36 27.7725 S 175 20.323 E
When you get the tide and wind working with you onto this large 700m long reef complex at The eastern end of Port Jackson the fishing is usually spectacular. We have caught and released several trophy snapper off this reef. A livie on a balloon usually gets hit from a kingie too but the challenge is to keep them from busting off in the foul.
Fish the north-eastern face of the island on an incoming tide and berley heavily. This area has proven excellent for snapper in the late summer. The island provides good shelter from the prevailing south-westerly wind, although a northerly quarter wind will blow it out.