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Livebaiting for Kingfish

April 2024

Jordan Hensen shares his tips for targeting kingfish using livebaits...
Fishing from Small Canoes in Niue

April 2024

Avid kayak fisherman Herb Spannagl writes about a trip to Niue where he learnt about fishing from small, single-seat outrigger dugouts, locally called vaka...

Scotty Downrigger Review

April 2024

Grant Dixon reviews Scotty Downriggers...

Fisherman's Stew Recipe

April 2024

A recipe for Fisherman's Stew is shared...

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Top of the South Fishing Report - 18/04/24

Big snapper still a feature Well, summer feels like a distant memory now. Since my... Read More >

19 Apr 2024
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Wellington Fishing Report - 18/04/24

Snapper star amongst banquet of species Kapiti Coast: Some nice snapper been caught off the... Read More >

18 Apr 2024
Saltwater Fishing Reports
Bay of Islands Fishing Report - 18/04/24

Kingfish and snapper on the menu The kingfish are back! The charter operators are posting... Read More >

18 Apr 2024
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Tauranga Fishing Report - 18/04/24

Options aplenty The summer crowd has diminished and the cruise ship season ends very shortly... Read More >

18 Apr 2024

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Latest Fishing Reports - 19/04/24

19 April 2024

The latest fishing reports from around New Zealand - brought to you by Mercury Marine....
Fish Leather? Yep, It's a Thing

18 April 2024

Fish leather presents an opportunity to increase the value of the industry by utilising what is currently being wasted – the skins....
Garmin's New Panoptix PS70 Live Sonar Takes You Deeper

18 April 2024

Garmin's new Panoptix PS70 live sonar for deep-sea fishing gives anglers a real-time view of what's below the surface at greater depths than ever before....
New Proposals to Manage Kina

17 April 2024

Fisheries New Zealand is seeking feedback on two proposed measures to help address kina barrens and rebalance local ecosystems....