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The Fishing Website has fishing reports, fishing tips, fishing charters and plenty of fishing advice, hints and techniques on everything from snapper fishing to gamefishing.

New Zealand has world leading striped marlin and yellowtail kingfish fisheries as well as superb recreational fishing for snapper, kingfishkahawai, terakihi, trevally, blue cod, john dory, gurnard, hapuku & bass, trout & salmon. If you have a fishing question or want to check out what fellow fisho's think on a particular fishing topic, visit our fishing forums.

Fishing hints, tips and techniques

Check out our 'How to' section and there's plenty of new articles in our fishing Advice and Information section. Softbaiting? Here's a list with links to many of our softbaiting articles.

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The Okuma Azores reel

18 August 2017

Okuma’s Azores reel has been upgraded and updated for 2017, featuring striking new livery and Mechanical Stabilizing System (MSS) – a new Okuma technical design.

Gary Parlour game fishing tournament

17 August 2017
A 21st is a special celebration and the 21st Gary Parlour game-fishing tournament in Rarotonga August 4th/5th was no exc...

Explore anywhere communicate everywhere

16 August 2017
From backcountry fly fishing trips to extended offshore adventures, Garmin’s inReach SE+ and inReach Explorer+ han...

Trade-In Your Old Leakers for New LEWMAR Hatches this Winter and Win a New Tender

15 August 2017
Sick of your hatches leaking? Can’t see through crazed acrylic? Trade them in for LEWMAR quality for savings and t...

MPI set netting video

14 August 2017
Knowing the rules also helps you hang onto your net and avoid a $250 fine. ...

Latest Articles

Light tackle fishing

August 2017

Last month Jim O’Brien covered the ultra-light tackle choices made by crack Wellington WSAC club members Steve Reed, Felix Wenzel, Dave Pye and Gary Whitaker. This month he looks at fish-fighting strategies and the ethics involved with fishing such light line.


Seabird Safety

August 2017
Dave Turner from Director Fisheries Management explains how we can minimze the amount of accidental seabird catches...

Kayak fishing for GT's

August 2017
Super-keen kayaker Jai Sanders is enticed by the lure of tropical monsters – and finds himself enjoying great succ...

Ford Ranger XLT review

August 2017
Look at any boat ramp carpark, and four-wheeldrives, utilities and SUVs dominate the parking spaces. NZ Fishing Media Di...

Risoni Prawn Salad

August 2017
Orzo (Risoni) Prawn Salad Serves 6 Ingredients 500g prawns, peeled and deveined ½ cup olive oil 1 tsp chilli flakes 1 tbsp fresh basil, torn 4 cloves garlic, roughly chopp...

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