Tauranga gives people the chance to experience different kinds of fishing. Throughout the city you will find multiple areas for us all to freely fish. As for the different spots, each one will most likely have a different type of specie of fish that you are most likely to catch. Fishing In Tauranga comes easily as there is simply plenty of water about. Ranging from rivers and surfcasting, fishing off the rocks or heading out to sea on the boat or simply in the harbour.
The Tauranga Bridge Marina is a modern facility that is privately owned and operated. This facility consists of 500 fully serviced marina berths.
Also available at the Tauranga Bridge Marina is a public fishing pontoon, which is the floating breakwater. This pontoon takes you out into the harbour where you can test your fishing skills. The most dominant fish that seems to be caught here is the Kahawai. The pontoon has a nice flat surface and is a great place to take the kids out fishing.
The Tauranga Bridge Marina is located just over the harbour bridge heading towards Mount Maunganui. This great fishing spot is within 5 minutes of both Mount Maunganui and Tauranga city shopping centre’s.
Along Plummers Point Road, Whakamarmara, is a small wharf upon which you can fish off. As you head down Plummers Point Road, there is a gravel road which you can drive along reaching the wharf. While not the best fishing experience, it still provides an outing. A lot of eels are to be caught here.
People often come here and fish of one of the boat ramps. You can either drop your line in an attempt to catch a spotty or cast out into the channel and try your luck. In the channel here, you are most likely to catch Kahawai and Yellow Eyed Mullet. Perhaps… the odd Kingfish that swims through. If you are seeking a Kingfish, head over to the nearby rocks. Listed below.
30 seconds down the road from Marine Park, is a left turn off down a gravel road where you will come across an area to park. To the right is a track you can walk along until you reach the rocks. Choose a spot along the rocks and give it a go. Here you can fish off into the channel where you are most likely to catch Kahawai, Snapper and maybe a Kingfish.
Have a go at fishing off the shore near the Otumoetai train bridge. This is a great place to cast your line. Just before high tide or as the tide is going out is best. However, there can tend to be a bit of seaweed. Cast your line into the channel and test your luck at trying to catch Kahawai, Snapper and Yellow Eyed Mullet.
If you tend to like and enjoy river fishing, Wairoa river is a place where you can try for a bite. Park along side the river and find a posse or take a kayak and head out onto the water to see what you can catch. Most likely catch is Yellow Eyed Mullet.
At the mouth of Kopurererua stream, spin out a hand-line or a small rod. If you are to catch anything, it will most likely be Yellow Eyed Mullet.