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You'll find fishing reports, fishing tips, fishing charters and plenty of fishing advice, hints and techniques on everything from snapper fishing to gamefishing on The Fishing Website. 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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This week's Fishing Podcast

This week, Ray Burge from Coastguard NZ joins us to talk all about boat safety heading into summer as well as some of the stats around boat rescues and incidents. Grant "Espresso" Bittle from Catch Fishing talks to us about the Squidwings, and Adam Royter brings us our fifth and final part of the softbait series - cast, retrieve, and strike.

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