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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.

The Fishing Podcast

He's one of the most iconic names in NZ fishing television, and he's celebrating 25 years of the longest running NZ fishing show; Graeme Sinclair from Gone Fishin' joins us to talk how the show got this far, and the changes he's seen since 1993. Matt Shearer from Shimano gives us an in-depth look at the new #KAOS rods (epic!), and Adam Royter from Pure Fishing kicks off our five-part softbaiting series - today looking at rods and reels.

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Latest News

Penn Spinfisher VI reels

16 October 2018

The new PENN Spinfisher VI features IPX5 sealing so you don’t have to worry about saltwater getting into the gearbox or drag system.

Dragonfly waist bag

15 October 2018
Designed for anglers who want to travel light, the Dragonfly waist bag is a convenient way to carry fly fishing essentia...

Burnsco Shucking Knife

14 October 2018
The Burnsco Shucking Knife is designed specifically for opening oysters, scallops and other shellfish....

Maunganui Bay temporary closure to be in force Sunday 14 October 2018

13 October 2018
Temporary fishing closure at Maunganui Bay to the take of any species of fish, aquatic life, or seaweed (except kina) wi...

MaXtek Marine hydraulic outboard steering

12 October 2018
Designed for single outboard engines up to 150hp, MaXtek Marine’s hydraulic outboard steering kit is a complete pa...


Latest Articles

Roasted Kingfish

October 2018

From Sea to Sizzle columnist Bea Bagnall shares a recipe for roasted kingfish. 

Fishing off the rocks - getting the kids involved

October 2018
Gene Bryant is a huge proponent of getting kids out of the house and onto the rocks!...

Successful small boat fishing

October 2018
Pete (‘PJ’) Jones reveals more steps to simple and successful small boat fishing......

Trout fishing - Nymphing the Tongariro

October 2018
The days have grown much shorter and there’s a distinct chill is in the air – and Gary Kemsley is loving it!...

White Pointer 970 Pro Sportsman Boat review

October 2018
Gisborne-based White Pointer Boats’ latest creation, the 970 Pro Sportsman Quali, turned many heads at the recent ...

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