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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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High lifejacket rule compliance

24 May 2019

Ninety-five percent of boaties had enough lifejackets for everyone on board and 83 percent were wearing them when required, provisional results released in May from the ‘No Excuses’ safe boating campaign show.

Black Magic Light Jigging 173 rod

23 May 2019
The popular Black Magic Light Jigging 173 rod has been upgraded this season and named the Light Jigging Rod 173-2....

Anne sets snapper world record

22 May 2019
Anne Sharples beat the woman’s 2kg line class world record for snapper, the IGFA has confirmed....

Raymarine LightHouse Annapolis 3.9 update

21 May 2019
The new update enables Axiom owners to use their existing thermal cameras and employ Raymarine’s innovative ClearC...

Two Sky favourites back on the box

20 May 2019
Two of the television series that regularly pique the interest of NZ Fishing News readers are Deadliest Catch and Jeremy...

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Foraging for food along the coast

May 2019

 For Peter Langlands, fishing and foraging wildfoods go hand in hand.

Smoked Fish Fritters

May 2019
Bea Bagnall shares her recipe for smoked fish fritters......

Winter gamefishing

May 2019
Last year the phenomenal run of southern bluefin tuna off Waihau Bay caught Ben Carey and his good mate Tony Walker by s...

Top water fishing in the Hauraki Gulf

May 2019
Targeting kingfish on topwater lures is one of the most intoxicating forms of fishing and one of its keenest practitione...

Preparation - the key to catching more fish

May 2019
 Gary Kemsley suggests that attitude and preparation will influence a fisherman's catch rate…...

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