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The fresh free Coromandel (West Coast) fishing calendar has arrived

18 October 2018

If you enjoy casting out a line anywhere from Kopu, up along the Thames Coast through to North of Coromandel Town, our free fishing calendar may be exactly what you are looking for.

If you enjoy casting out a line anywhere from Kopu, up along  the Thames Coast through to North of Coromandel Town, our free fishing calendar may be exactly what you are looking for.

We produced the first copy of the calendar in 2016 and due to the huge amount of positive feedback, we’ve produced it again in the following years.

The new calendar covers November 2018 to October 2019.

You can pick up your free copy from our council offices around the District, as well as bait and fishing shops along the Thames Coast and Coromandel Town, which includes:

  • Hunting and Fishing, Kopu
  • Peninsula Marine, Kopu
  • Punters Sports Bar, Thames
  • Thames Workingmen's Club
  • Tararu store
  • Camp and Tackle, also know as the Waiomu bait shop
  • Tapu Pub
  • Tapu Store
  • Te Puru Store
  • Puru Boat club, Te Puru
  • Salty Towers Bait Shop, Coromandel Town.

Or you can download an online version of the calendar here.

The calendar contains profiles on boat ramps along the West Coast of the Coromandel peninsula, from Kopu, south of Thames to Amodeo Bay, north of Colville. It also includes tide times of the west coast and best bite times, thanks to Marine Deals  as well as boat launching tips, car parking information and launching fees (where applicable) for each ramp.

"The purpose of the calendar is to try and alleviate pressure on some of our busier boat ramp facilities (like the Sugarloaf/Te Kouma and Waikawau boat ramps), during peak summer times and to spread the recreational fishing load across facilities to promote wider use and reduce congestion at the overcrowded ramps," says Thames-Coromandel District Mayor Sandra Goudie.

"During the summer months, the popular boat ramps, Sugarloaf and Waikawau are packed with fisherman. There are usually long delays, I think the boat ramp calendar is a great idea to inform people of alternative boat ramps on the West Coast” says Jason Chaplin Skipper of the Ruben Jack for Coromandel Fishing Charters.

You can also read more about fishing on the Coromandel in our latest annual magazine “Our Coromandel 2018, where we feature stories about kayak fishing, spear fishing, sport fishing clubs and fishing charters. (click on the link below and go to P22-33).