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

Canterbury Fishing Report - January 28th, 2022

Canterbury Report        Good news on the salmon front Well, it seems I let the team... Read More >

Kontiki Fishing report - January 28th, 2022

Kontiki Report Fishing fires up in lower North Island The Kapiti area very easy to... Read More >

Raglan Fishing Report - January 28th, 2022

Raglan Fishing Report Epic start to gamefishing season The early warm water this year has... Read More >

Tauranga Fishing Report - January 28th, 2022

Tauranga Area Report Fishing slowly picking up Again, we are seeing what great fish are... Read More >

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Hehe yeah I get the FILF reference now. Thatnks for clearing that up...


Alan L
MPI: Fishing regulations change consultation
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Thanks Kevin S.So now it gets really confusing. According to that link the new limits for Puka are in effect as of Oct 21.- Ministers letter.So...


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Also I believe the only access point now is from glinks gully. Its the way ive always gone...


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Kingfish season at Omapere
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Hey everyone. A couple mates and I are planning a trip to Omapere/Opononi to target Kingfish land based. We have fished there a dozen or so...