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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.

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Simrad S5100 Module Redefining High-Performance Sonar

25 February 2017

The S5100 high-performance CHIRP sonar module delivers true simultaneous coverage of up to three different depth ranges, at high resolution, making it the perfect sonar solution for offshore sportfishing anglers.

Kaikoura paua shellfish and seaweed closure extended for another 9 months

24 February 2017
Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy has announced a renewal of the emergency closure prohibiting the take of shellfis...

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Latest Articles

How to Catch Kahawai

February 2017

Mainland based contributor Tony Orman has a confession to make. He has done much less trout fishing this year than any other year in his 60-odd years of angling after becoming hooked on fly fishing for kahawai. 

True kit inflatable boat review

February 2017
As a fishing tool, an inflatable boat can be as good as a kayak, and most enable at least two people to fish in comfort....

Catching marlin from a jetski

February 2017
Blain Pollock might be relatively new to the world of jet-ski fishing, but he sure is getting the hang of it in leaps an...

Broadbill Swordfish Solo

February 2017
An incredible story of a skipper who single-handedly landed a 247kg broadbill swordfish...

How to catch trevally

February 2017
Hard fighting, good looking, tasty, and often taking a bit of finesse to catch, Sam Mossman reckons trevally are close t...

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