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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, kahawai, 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. For tips and instruction on how to use slow-pitch jigs click here. Micro-jigging for snapper and other species is the latest and greatest way to fish and for all the info on how to get into micro-jigging read our article here.

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Latest News

Invercargill Hosting S.I.'s only Boat Show

01 August 2015

After a successful boat show in 2014, this year's show in Invercargill, the only one in the Mainland, is looking to be bigger and better than last year.

Fishing Shows this weekend

31 July 2015
Fishing and Adventure 5pm-5.30pm on PRIME  Saturday 1st August Scott and Mig head to Tairua with spearguns and rods for the season finale Rheem Outdoors with Geoff 5pm-5.30pm on TV THREE...

NZ Fishing News, August edition

30 July 2015
In this issue we cover off several great news stories: a marlin on the first day of the season; a 309.3kg ‘lassoed...

It’s good news, baby!

29 July 2015
When keen Wellington fisherman Andy and partner Chantal wished to announce the future arrival of their child to friends ...

Daiwa Catalina Spin Reel

28 July 2015
The Catalina is Daiwa’s second-tier heavy-duty reel after the Saltiga, but with many parts and design aspects in c...


Latest Articles

Profile 1410D - boat review

July 2015

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Setting up for Sportfishing

July 2015
FIGHTING machine! One mean FISH Most of Tony Orton’s working life has been spent in the charter-fishing industry – especially overseas, where he got a firsthand look...

Braid - pros and cons

July 2015
Braid lines offer the angler a number of advantages, but there are drawbacks for those wanting to fish to IGFA rules....

Boat trailer maintenance

July 2015
Failure to maintain your trailer can have dire consequences.....

Long-line fishing with an electric kontiki

July 2015
Long-line fishing has become extremely popular in recent years.....

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