''With Whangamata hosting the Southern Hemisphere's largest female fishing tournament, attracting about 700 anglers each year, followed by the local fishing Classic of 550 anglers, it truly is a hotspot for fishing. .
Fishing out of Whangamata is extremely good all year round with most species available to be caught. One day you could be chasing inshore fish like snapper, terakihi, kahawai, John dory, trevally or gurnard, and then the next you're out chasing monster kingfish, hapuka, blue nose, swordfish, marlin, yellow fin tuna and mahimahi. And let's not forget the diving. We have some absolutely stunning rock lines, reef dives, the world-renowned Alderman Islands and Mayor Island Marine reserve on our doorstep. Whangamata locals are spoilt for choice.''
Excerpt from NZ Fishing world article by Aaron Levien- Read full article here