Police were called to help calm a couple of whitebaiters who got hot under the collar over a fishing spot in Haumoana on Tuesday.

A police spokesperson confirmed they attended an incident in the Mill Rd area around 12.30pm, following a report of an altercation between two people at a fishing spot.

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The spokesperson said there was a report of a dog being injured about 6am which appeared to be related to the incident.

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Police said their investigations had not found anything to indicate the dog was injured deliberately and the incident between the two whitebaiters was resolved at the scene.