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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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Snapper Pie

March 2017

A beautiful snapper vegetable pie, perfect for lunch or dinnner!

How to catch Blue Cod

March 2017
We might be able to hear the reactive screeches of outrage from up here; Mark Kitteridge, a JAFA (Just Another Friendly ...

Catching Snapper on lures

March 2017
Keen lure fisherman John Eichelsheim won’t be limited by fishing for snapper with just the standard soft-plastics ...

Fitting out a dive boat

March 2017
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New Zealand catch history

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In a landmark study by highly-respected New Zealand and international researchers, New Zealand’s fishery catch has...

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