The Fishing Website

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.

The DB Export NZ Fishing Comp

Among the many prizes in the DB Export NZ Fishing Competition, each year one lucky angler wins the draw for an Offshore Adventure and to fish with Tony Orton at the amazing Mokohinau Islands. The most recent winner, Jordan Smith, had a 150kg mako turn up to check out who was playing with his dinner...Check out the video below!  Click here for a FREE registration.


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Furuno Navpilot-300

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Furuno’s newest Navpilot-300 autopilot features a unique Gesture Controller, enabling you to steer and control your boat remotely. 

Eagle Claw Lazer-Sharp Circle Hook

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New shrimp colours for Berkley Gulp

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Daiwa TD Sol series rods

17 January 2018
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Latest Articles

Downrigger fishing tips and technique

January 2018

Towards the end of last year Adam Clancey found himself doing a lot of downrigger fishing. Here he gives the low-down on the technique.

Catching sharks and rays

January 2018
No doubt about it, a lack of scales on the catch sees the majority of anglers unimpressed. Andy Macleod believes we shou...

Tips on Smoking Fish and Game

January 2018
In his publication The Kiwi Sizzler Smoking Book – A how-to guide to smoking food, Chris shares some ‘dos an...

Sashimi dipping sauce

January 2018
From Sea to Sizzle columnist Bea Bagnall divulges a recipe for sashimi dipping sauce......

Salmon fishing tips

January 2018
The salmon fishery might be changing rapidly, but Peter Langlands is keeping his finger firmly on the pulse and is happy...

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