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.



Lure fishing in the Hauraki Gulf


Latest Articles

Hooks for Whole Fish and Strip Baits

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Mark Kitteridge discusses some hook options when using bait to target table fish, and also walks us through how to rig up basic dropper/ledger rigs....
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From berthage to engine maintenance. Safety equipment to navigation. Food, water, and everything in between. If you’ve got a boat, there is a lot to think...

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Trevally, in the opinion of Hayden Speed, are one of the hardest fighting fish pound for pound in the ocean. Hayden loves to target trevally and as...

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South Island contributor Peter Langlands discusses a few way to increase your fishing reach without breaking the bank....

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Bream Bay Fishing Report - October 21st, 2021

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Canterbury Fishing Report - October 21st, 2021

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The Espresso Report  - Gulf starting to fire up Never a dull moment in the local... Read More >

Tauranga Fishing Report - October 21st, 2021

Mixed bag, but great to be back on the water Great to be back on... Read More >

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