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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, kahawai, 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. For tips and instruction on how to use slow-pitch jigs click here. Micro-jigging for snapper and other species is the latest and greatest way to fish and for all the info on how to get into micro-jigging read our article here.

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Latest News

NZ Fishing News, August edition

30 July 2015

In this issue we cover off several great news stories: a marlin on the first day of the season; a 309.3kg ‘lassoed’ broadbill out of a trailerboat; a trophy snapper off Little Barrier; and a ‘pig’ of a trout from the Mackenzie Country – all just rewards for anglers making the effort over the colder months.

It’s good news, baby!

29 July 2015
When keen Wellington fisherman Andy and partner Chantal wished to announce the future arrival of their child to friends ...

Daiwa Catalina Spin Reel

28 July 2015
The Catalina is Daiwa’s second-tier heavy-duty reel after the Saltiga, but with many parts and design aspects in c...

Rise film festival touring NZ

27 July 2015
Fly fishing’s most celebrated annual event, the RISE Fly Fishing Film Festival, continues its global tour during A...

Humminbird HELIX 7 wins at ICAST

26 July 2015
Humminbird HELIX 7 wins the "Best of Electronics" award at ICAST 2015 as voted by dealers and outdoors me...


Latest Articles

Setting up for Sportfishing

July 2015

FIGHTING machine! One mean FISH Most of Tony Orton’s working life has been spent in the charter-fishing industry – especially overseas, where he got a firsthand look...
Braid - pros and cons

July 2015
Braid lines offer the angler a number of advantages, but there are drawbacks for those wanting to fish to IGFA rules....

Boat trailer maintenance

July 2015
Failure to maintain your trailer can have dire consequences.....

Long-line fishing with an electric kontiki

July 2015
Long-line fishing has become extremely popular in recent years.....

Fyran 660HT boat review

July 2015
Fyran Boats is one of New Zealand’s longest standing aluminium boat manufacturers, with a history dating back over...

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