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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.

Mercury Marine

All New 15 & 20hp EFI FourStrokes from Mercury Marine offers an exceptional lightweight design for portability, easy installation and class leading performance.

The Fishing Podcast (10 August 2018)

Thinking of heading out this weekend? We'll tell you where all the fish are! Special guests give us the oil from Nelson, Wellington, Auckland, and the Coromandel

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Latest News

Tesoro star-drag reels

22 August 2018

Okuma’s Tesoro star-drag reels feature frames, side plates and spools from machined aluminium, as well as Okuma’s Mechanical Stabilizing System for a zero-flex platform to keep all key components aligned.

Black Magic pink shock leader

21 August 2018
Although pink fluorocarbon options are common, Black Magic’s pink shock leader is a copolymer ‘nylon’ ...

Shimano Carbolite surf rods

20 August 2018
Carbolite surf rods are available in two models to meet anglers’ growing demands for high quality, powerful surf rods: 13’6” and 14’. The Shimano design team has created two ro...

Lusty and Blundell appoints new National Sales Manager

19 August 2018
Lusty and Blundell Ltd, New Zealand’s leading supplier of marine and recreational products and systems, has appoin...

FUSION ® LAUNCHES INDUSTRY FIRST APPLE AIRPLAY AND UPDATED FUSION-LINK APP

18 August 2018
Entertainment Leader Launches Industry’s First Wi-Fi Audio Streaming for Apple Devices Empowering Customers to Sea...


Latest Articles

How to mount a snapper jaw

August 2018

Many anglers have that extraspecial fish in mind when setting out with fishing gear in hand – a fish that means a great deal to them. The eventual realisation of this catch may see it mounted for posterity, but not everyone has the space or the spare coin. Fortunately, there are alternative ways to display great catches. Nicky Sinden, host of Ados Addicted to Fishing, shares a step-by-step guide to preserving trophy snapper jaws, creating a worthwhile tribute…

Reaching inaccessible fishing spots by foot

August 2018
Andy Macleod is happy to make the extra effort required to reach inaccessible fishing spots by foot or, better still, fi...

How to protect your sticks

August 2018
In the second concluding feature on this topic, Sam Mossman relates how the wrong components, poor construction and bad ...

Hollow braid how-to

August 2018
Damaging or losing a section of expensive braid is a very frustrating part of fishing, particularly when fishing deep wa...

Extreme Game King 795 boat review

August 2018
One of the great things about Extreme Boats is the company’s willingness to customise each hull to an individual c...

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