As an non fishing alternative or if you are staying overnight and planning to explore further around the East Coast you might want to consider some other local unique gems that are regenerative in their own way.
Unique Tarawera Falls and lake inland from Kawerau offer an an exploration into the essence of 'mauri' or life force.
The natural Rere Rockslide, (we have lilos) offers a natural adrenalin rush.
Being first in the World to see the dawn of a new day at the East Coast lighthouse is pure magic.
Walking over the Ohope Walkway to Whakatane track offers renown scenic rocky shore seascapes.
Driving State Highway 35 is a trip back in time with decaying wharves to explore and fish from.
Nearby Tauranga Bridge and Waioeka Gorge offer a voyage honoring the pioneering spirit.
These trips often take a bit more planning, most need a full day to gain the most from.
They are designed to be self directed activities that you can choose from and undertake as and when you like.
Alternatively if staying at The Wharf Hub and relaxing with good book and doing nothing is more you, then go for it.