at the river mouth is great pastime for the locals with
great benefits of fresh fish, with snapper, gurnard, kahawai,
and mullet being on the menu. So take a surf casting rod,
and a spend some time on the beach. (Be careful of tides)
upstream flounder and mullet can be caught with set nets
or drag nets.
low tides you can wade across the river and walk along
the amazing untouched coastline, locals take floating
barges with 4wd motorbikes across to get to the reef further
along the beach for seafood.
for the kids is fishing off the Awakino pier, they're
sure to catch something.
the southern side of the Awakino River mouth is called
the Awakino Heads lookout and the view from there is spectacular.
There is a path that will lead you down to the beach,
this is a great spot for surfcasting, longline fishing
or kite fishing.
have a go at whitebaiting, you will learn lots about the
region and the people if you stop to talk to one of the
locals, they just love to talk!! you might even get to
take home some whitebait or find out a secret whitebait