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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.

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.

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


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Big and Medium Shimano Baitrunners

20 November 2017

The Big and Medium long-cast Shimano Baitrunners are back.

Spot X Boat Fishing New Zealand

19 November 2017
A second edition of this popular publication has been released....

TFO Impact fly rods

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Travelling anglers will appreciate the advantages of a four-piece rod....

Edge PE 8x Braid and PE 16x Hollow Core Braid

17 November 2017
Edge’s eight-strand woven polyethylene braid features virtually no stretch and great knot strength....

Penn Regiment rods

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The new Penn Regiment Inshore-Black Ops rods feature blanks made with inner and outer spiral-wrap layers of carbon fibre...

Latest Articles

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 gaining traction; Mike Davis explains the basics of this method and why he finds it so appealing. 

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&...

Kayak fishing berleying techniques

November 2017
It seems that kayaks, berley and sharks make a bad recipe; Herb Spannagl provides his thoughts on leaving the last ingre...

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