Fishing Advice, Hints, Tips and Info

Check out hundreds of articles from experienced anglers and respected fishing journalists who write for leading publications such as New Zealand Fishing News magazine.

How To?

Experts in every type of fishing explain techniques to improve your catch rate in our 'How To' section.


Rigs, Knots and how to catch our favourite inshore species

Everything you need to know on methods, rigs, knots and techniques for catching our favourite saltwater species including snapper, kingfish, terakihi, john dory, blue cod, kahawai, trevally, gurnard, blue moki, hapuku, bass, bluenose & trumpeter here.


Boats and Boat Reviews

For a wide range of boat reviews and if you're thinking of a trip with a fishing guide or chartering a boat?  Check out our charter section for our listings of some of New Zealand's most experienced operators.

 

Seafood Recipes

And if they didn't all get away then check out the seafood recipes from experienced chefs in our seafood recipes section.

 

Product Reviews

For a review of things fishing-related, ranging from the latest secret weapons to books, DVD's and cars, check out our reviews and product news section.


Gamefishing in New Zealand

There's a summary of New Zealand's major sportfish species including where and when to catch them.


Destinations and fishing travel

The destinations features cover some of the better fishing locations around New Zealand, and the South Pacific if you're considering a tropical holiday or trying a new location. If you would like to submit an article for our International section please email The Fishing Website.


 

Fishing Reports Visit Reports

Bream Bay Fishing Report - October 21st, 2021

Red hot fishing off Ruakaka If there is one piece of advice I can offer... Read More >

Canterbury Fishing Report - October 21st, 2021

Canterbury Report - Planning tricky, but the results worth it We are really experiencing spring weather... Read More >

Hauraki Gulf Fishing Report - October 21st, 2021

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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