The Fishing Website

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. 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

Black Magic snap swivel does the trick

11 February 2016

A Black Magic snapper snaplock swivel punches way above it's weight and becomes a critical part of a recent marlin capture...

Distress Beacon registrations increase dramatically

10 February 2016
The number of registered distress beacons in New Zealand increased sharply to 59,812 in December 2015, up 20% on the pre...

Winner of $1,000 Shimano prize in DB Export NZ Fishing Competition draw

09 February 2016
One lucky angler picks up a Shimano Saragosa 10,000 reel, a Shimano Anarchy spin 150-300g rod and other Shimano kit to a...

January a great month for kingfish action

08 February 2016
Tony Orton from Offshore Adventures gives us an update on kingfish action around Mangawhai Heads and out at the Mok...

Tasman Bay Snapper Classic Fishing Competition

07 February 2016
The 2016 Tasman Bay Snapper Classic is on again and with over 50 sponsors on on board this year there's a mass...


Latest Articles

Snapper fishing in shallow water

February 2016

Craig Worthington suggests how to identify potential shallow-water snapper possies and then see them swimming, opening up exciting fishing possibilities!

20 top tips for jigging

February 2016
Super-keen slow-jigger Paul Senior shares 20 tips that will transform you into a finely-tuned slow-jigging machine!...

Fishing tackle technology

February 2016
Thankfully, time and technology keep marching onwards in the recreational fishing industry, hand in hand....

Catching kingfish from kayaks

February 2016
Few fish can evoke the range of emotions kingfish can. These green and gold hoodlums can create mayhem, excitement, deli...

Dapping

January 2016
The fishing term ‘dapping’ involves letting a baited hook or fly fall gently onto the water, with the line i...

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