Issued 28th Jan 2023 - The Coromandel has experienced a severe weather event, with a state of emergency declared on 3 Feb 2023. As a result, SH25a and the Tapu Coroglen roads have been closed.

Some local DOC campsites are closed, and Te Whatu Ora Waikato advises everyone to not use coastal beaches, lakes, rivers and streams until at least 48 hours following heavy rainfall due to potential bacterial contamination.

Please take care in and around the region and keep up to date through the following agencies.

Cook Your Catch Fishing and Food Experience Whitianga

Cook Your Catch is a half day fishing and food experience where clinical nutritionist, Debbie Buddle creates Sashimi, Raw fish salad or BBQ whole fish from your catch to eat onboard Catch Charters or to take home.


Join Mike and Debbie for a fun day on the water around the Mercury Bay Islands, within beautiful Coromandel. Whilst it is never guaranteed that you catch fish, local fishing legend and Catch Charters skipper, MIke, will take you to his favourite fishing spots. You can then choose if you would like Debbie to prepare your fish into either sashimi, raw fish salad or BBQ whole fish to enjoy onboard or to take home. This experience departs from the Whitianga Marina around 8am and brings you back around 1pm where you can then enjoy local food and shopping within Whitianga. Bait, fishing rods and life jackets are included and Mike will also fillet your fish.

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From $399
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Dundas Street
Whitianga, Whitianga
New Zealand

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