Aquaculture and Seafood Trail Fishing Coromandel Peninsula
  Waikawau is a popular site for boat launching for recreational fishers, as it is close to the mussel farms with their abundant fish stocks.




Mussel Barge & Kayak Fishing




Another successful spin-off industry has been in the development of fishing tours out around the Wilson's Bay mussel farms.

Fishermen report good catches around the mussel lines, which attract a wide range of fish species through the easy availability of food.

Entrepreneurial tourism operators have taken advantage of this added bonus from the mussel farms to create a thriving tourism experience.

Fishing around the mussel farms
Locals take advantage of the abundant fish around the mussel farms. Tourism operators also operate popular fishing trips.


Mussel Barge & Kayak Fishing

As the mussel farms attract large numbers of fish, there are a lot of tourists and locals who like to go out fishing beside the farms – particularly the big farm off Wilsons Bay. To cater for this demand, there are a number of charter vessels operating from Coromandel harbour. They tend to launch primarily from Te Kouma Road, either at the Hannifords Wharf or the Sugarloaf Wharf – although some also operate from Waikawau.


The mussel barge charter boats
and fishing charter boats
(in alphabetical order)

Anglers Lodge Fishing Charters
1446 Colville Road, Amodeo Bay
Ph 07 866 8584 / Fax 07 866 7352

Coro Cowboy Fishing Charters
1681 Rings Road, Coromandel Town
Ph 07 866 7297/0273 447 833
Fax 07 866 7297

Coromandel Barge Fishing
30 Alfred St, Coromandel
Ph 07 8667695/021 114 4485

Coromandel Fishing Charters
Te Kouma Road, Coromandel
Ph 07 866 8232/ 021 252 3112

Coromandel Kayak Adventures

1945 Tiki Rd, Coromandel Town
Ph 07 866 7466/021 294 1694

The Mad Fisherman
150 Lillis Lane, Coromandel Town
Ph 07 866 8103

Mussel Barge Snapper Safaris 2008 Ltd
P.O. Box 132, Coromandel Town
Ph 07 866 7667/021 337 667

M.V. Taiho Charters
Coromandel Town
Ph 07 866 8543/027 692 6494

Thames Charters “Fish 4 T”
Ph 07 868 7212/ or 021 434 328

Why Worry Fishing Charters
150 Huihana Lane,  Long Bay
RD1, Coromandel
Phone (07) 866 8221/021 502 460


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