About The Fishing Website

The Fishing Website went live in 1997 to cater to the recreational anglers in New Zealand and to provide information for international visitors looking for more background on our fantastic fishery.

Around a million New Zealanders fish twice or more each year in and The Fishing Website provides much of the information and services required to make their experience as safe, enjoyable and productive as possible.

The Fishing Website is now New Zealand's leading fishing website in terms of traffic and quality of content. We work closely with NZ's main fishing related organisations such as the NZ SportFishing Council, and various publications such as NZ Fishing News to keep content fresh and relevant. The Fishing Website reached a "Magic Million" visits for the first time in a calendar year in 2008 and over 3 million in 2019.

The site contains reports and news sent in from charter operators and fishing guides from around the country; Best Bite Times along with tide and moon phase information; advice and information from some of our leading fishing writers; charter operators and a very active and informed fishing discussion forum.

We welcome any feedback you may have.
Grant Blair & The Fishing Website team.

 

 

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Latest Articles

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Kaelah James shares her recipe for beer-battered fish burgers with a gochujang mayo and kimchi slaw....
Spearfishing For Kingfish

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With hard-fighting kingfish currently around in big numbers, Darren Shields shares a few tips for spearos wanting to get in on the action....

Livebaiting Basics

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Of all the forms of fishing, livebaiting would have to be one of the most productive for targeting big fish, says Adam Clancey....

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Fishing Reports Visit Reports

Rotorua Fishing Report - 01/12/22

Making the most of the weather windows The last couple of weeks have seen our... Read More >

Bream Bay Fishing Report - 01/12/22

Don’t forget the harbours With the less-than-ideal sea conditions over the last fortnight, it has... Read More >

Bay of Islands Fishing Report - 01/12/22

Southern visitor James Lentjies – captain of the Highlanders – came into Screaming Reels the... Read More >

Raglan Fishing Report - 01/12/22

Spring snapper still hard on the bite With the recent onslaught of winds out west,... Read More >

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