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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.

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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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This week's NZ Fishing Podcast: BIG workups in the Hauraki Gulf - find out where! Plus, Bruce Duncan talks through how to catch the very best bait, and NZ Fishing News editor Grant Dixon talks sailfishing up in Guatemala


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Latest News

Time out for Tarakihi

23 July 2018

Over time, our tarakihi population on NZ’s east coast has dropped by 83%.

New Shimano Lucanus colours

22 July 2018
Lucanus is Shimano’s original skirted slow-jig, which continues to be as effective as when it was first introduced...

Daiwa Emeraldas Nude

21 July 2018
Daiwa’s new squid jig, the Emeraldas Nude, features many design innovations....

Prodive Free Dive Fins

20 July 2018
The dimensions of the fin blade have been specifically designed to provide optimum performance for spearfishermen and fr...

Raymarine's new RVX1000 a versatile High Performance 3D CHIRP Sonar module

19 July 2018
Raymarine’s new RVX1000 High Performance 3D CHIRP Sonar module offers all of the sonar performance and features of...

Latest Articles

Land-based fishing for beginners

July 2018

According to the Coromandel’s Gene Bryant, land-based fishing (LBF) is not only highly addictive, it often produces fantastic fish. So how does someone get started?

Tips for fly fishing after heavy rain

July 2018
Heavy rain with its associated rising river levels and water discolouration are the fly-fisher’s nemesis. Faced wi...

Making the most of fishing in Winter

July 2018
As a fishing guide and charter operator, writer Nik Key is puzzled by the lack of anglers wanting to get out and catch f...

Winter kayak fishing tactics

July 2018
A change in the air temperature can trigger many kayak anglers’ instinct to give up on outdoor pursuits in favour ...

Southern Bluefin tuna fishing

July 2018
Ben Carey, commercial fisher, professional crewman and passionate recreational angler, is often asked about his extensiv...

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