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Filleting Tips and Tricks

September 2023

Grant Dixon shares some simple tips that will ensure your fish is presented in pristine condition, free from any contaminating mess and moisture...
Moki Mata Recipe

September 2023

Kaelah James shares her recipe for moki mata with seaweed chips... ...

Island Bay Wellington - Fishing History

September 2023

Anna Macrae shares the fishing history of the Shetland Islands...

Blackwater Diving - Diel Vertical Migration

September 2023

Marine ecologist Irene Middleton portrays blackwater diving off New Zealand's coast...

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Tauranga Fishing Report - 21/09/23

The good old saga of the good, the bad, and the ugly? Well, weather wise... Read More >

Outer Hauraki Gulf Fishing Report - 21/09/23

Much like the weather, the fishing is starting to really heat up in the Gulf.... Read More >

Canterbury Fishing Report - 21/09/23

The past two weeks have seen some really unsettled weather for us in Canterbury, with... Read More >

Bay of Islands Fishing Report - 21/09/23

Finally, it’s on! Dolphins, gannets, terns, seals, and even a whale… simply chaos last Tuesday... Read More >

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Auckland Yakkers
in Yak Yak Yak
7 hours ago

Yeah there are some nice fish straylining up there round Little Barrier in close under 10m but hard to hook, quite skittery and haul line and...

BOP Yakmen
in Yak Yak Yak
7 hours ago

Nice piwikiwi, water temp juped by 1 degree from last week to the week before, I had 14.8 c. I guess when we pass 16 c...

Drone fishing reports
in Fishing and filming with Drones
9 hours ago
My Bait

Tried again this morning but this time I got a snag, first time ever with kite fishing or the drone, lost everything ie: 3xtraces plus sinkers...

Wanted to buy - Ocean Angler Powerflex Carbon
in Buy Sell Trade or Exchange
13 hours ago

I have an 'as new' Powerflex Titanium that's surplus to requirements, if of interest...

tauranga fishing
in Fishing Reports
13 hours ago

Thanks Greg....

Latest News

Falsified Customary Permits used by Crayfish Poacher

20 September 2023

A Wairoa man who poached crayfish under a falsified customary permit that had a commercial value of nearly $300,000 has been jailed for two years and...
Wish4FishNZ: Making Fishing Accessible for People with Disabilities

17 September 2023

Fishing on a boat isn't often considered a sport that people with disabilities can enjoy, but a non-profit charity based in Tauranga is trying to change...
Hauraki Gulf Protection Set to Triple

14 September 2023

The Hauraki Gulf and Tikapa Moana Marine Protection Bill will create 12 new "high protection areas" – essentially marine reserves where tangata whenua may issue permits...
Paua limits reduced

05 September 2023

The daily limit for recreationally caught paua has been reduced to 5 of each paua species per fisher to support the sustainability of stocks in the...