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.

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Edge fishing boots

21 September 2017

Stay dry and fish in comfort with the new fishing boots from Edge Fishing.

Shimano CURADO K series

20 September 2017
The next generation of Curado baitcast reels sets the benchmark in everyday performance and saltwater durability with th...

Wettie Commercial 7mm Wetsuit

19 September 2017
Designed with commercial knowledge to accommodate the demands of Australasia’s varying commercial diving industry....

Sea Hawk 470 bar LED on Hella stand

18 September 2017
The new Sea Hawk 470 features a unique diffuse flood lens with a powerful light output of 3600 lumen while only consumin...

Rigging offer from Honda - Boat show preview

17 September 2017
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Latest Articles

Hapuka & Bass fishing techniques

September 2017

Contributor Jed Radaly has spent a lot of time targeting wreckfish, the collective term for the more commonly known bass and hapuku. Here he shares what he has learned and hopes readers will get as big a buzz as he has enjoyed over the years. 

Softbait fishing - longer rods

September 2017
Super-keen soft-baiter Mark Kitteridge loves fishing with longer than usual soft-bait rods, so took the opportunity to r...

Simple kayak fiishing part 2

September 2017
John Eichelsheim dealt with choosing a kayak and the basic components involved, including transportation options. In par...

Mac 470 review

September 2017
Most boaties will be familiar with Galloway International’s Mac Boats by now. Sam Mossman tries out the latest mod...

Steve Reed

September 2017
Wellington contributor Jim O’Brien has known Steve Reed for a very long time and cannot remember when Steve wasn't...

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