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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.

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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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Latest News

Yamaha FX Series, VX Series and SuperJet returning for 2017

29 September 2016

Returning for 2017 is the much-admired FX Series that combines impressive performance levels with ultimate luxury. Completing Yamaha New Zealand's line-up for 2017 is the feature rich but value-packed VX Series, the race-performance VXR, and of course the famous Yamaha SuperJet. 

WASSP Delivers Wireless Naval Solution

28 September 2016
New Zealand based manufacturer of Multi-beam technology WASSP Ltd has recently delivered three rapid deploy WASSP Wirele...

Rivera 5400 Sport Yacht arrives in Auckland

27 September 2016
The new Riviera 5400 Sport Yacht arrived in Auckland this week! ...

Plenty to see at Auckland On Water Boat Show 2016

26 September 2016
With over 180 exhibitors, the show encompasses a huge range of yachts, launches, powerboats, dinghies, tenders, jet...

Announcing the launch of the Simrad GO9 XSE with radar capability

25 September 2016
The Simrad® GO9 XSE is the latest addition to the popular GO Series systems. Packed full of features, it has intuiti...

Latest Articles

How to catch elephant fish

September 2016

Elephants are a fantastic surf species, but are only now earning the reputation they deserve. They tick a few boxes, being tasty, good looking (in a weird kind of way) and tough fighters, so I can see why they are highly valued, particularly by South Island surfcasters.

Jetski fishing - getting started

September 2016
Kirk Davis shares the key to successful fishing on a Personal Water Craft (PWC)....

Skyline Charters - Tairua

September 2016
Having just enjoyed a very successful trip with skipper Marcus Mabee aboard the charter boat Skyline, I was interested to see he was all over the fishing websites and forums a few days later. Appar...

Okuma RTX 25 reel and Nanomatrix 6'3 50-100g micro spin rod

September 2016
The team at NZ Fishing News test out the Okuma RTX 25 reel and Nanomatrix 6’3, 50-100g, micro spin rod....

Softbait fishing techniques 2016 Pt III

September 2016
This is the 3rd part to our Softbait fishing technique. Mark Kitteridge explains how these lures are best deployed in de...

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