Whitebaiting in season and surfcasting. There are trout in the Paturau and eels in most rivers and also in Lake Otuhie. Whanganui Inlet from the Wairoa River is a Marine Reserve; Reserve information here.
As you head out you can fish the coast and either side of Muddy Creek, and the seaward side of the Wairoa, Banjo Creek etc but not the coast side. From the far side of Knuckle Hill fishing is prohibited on either side of the road with one exception. Fishing is allowed from the Mangarakau Wharf and just ten mins drive from The Outpost See pamphlets pinned on the wall.
Diving & Swimming
Crayfish, paua, butterfish. Experience and care is needed, this is a wild coast. Your own dive gear required.