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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.

Check out this Blue Planet clip of flying GT's targetting fledgling terns... absolutely spectacular footage


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NZ Fishing News December issue out now

25 November 2017

Our December issue is 188 pages, plus a free 24-page Off-Site magazine thrown in, and contains a huge range of material - something for everyone’s angling tastes. 

Simrad GO12 XSE and GO7 XSR

24 November 2017
Simrad’s GO12 XSE and GO7 XSR are the newest additions to the top-selling GO stand-alone chart-plotter series....

Baltic Ensures Your Summer Safety for Years to Come

23 November 2017
Baltic are Europe’s largest lifejacket manufacturer, and already carry a 5 year guarantee, but this year are offering th...

Orvis Hydros SL

22 November 2017
The Orvis Hydros SL range is strong and smooth with a super-fast line-retrieve rate....

Surtees Boats BBQ Open Day with Fishing and Adventure

21 November 2017
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Latest Articles

Smoking techniques

November 2017

Over the eons man has preserved his fish and game by drying, salting or smoking it. Editor Grant Dixon checks out several modern options on the last option.

Saltwater flyfishing for kingfish

November 2017
Fishing the sand flats for kingfish is a relatively new and very exciting salt-fly opportunity that’s quickly gain...

Bruce Duncan - Hauraki Gulf Snapper Guru

November 2017
“Fish your feet first” is a commonly espoused fishing mantra, especially among freshwater anglers. For Auckl...

Kayak fishing light line techniques

November 2017
Kayak maestro Stephen Tapp goes back to the future, leaving the anchor at home and dropping to lighter line  &ndash...

Setting up your boat for sportfishing

November 2017
Few people get another shot at ‘fine-tuning’ a sportfishing trailer boat. Grant Dixon checks out Tony Orton&...

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