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

Raglan Fishing Report - 22/09/22

Big snapper turn up on west coast With springtime here, the big snapper have turned... Read More >

Canterbury Fishing Report - 22/09/22

Salmon action at Kaikoura Once again, the weather has been settled over the past two... Read More >

Turangi - Taupo Fishing Report - 22/09/22

Tongariro Floods clearing away the snags We have had yet another big flood come through... Read More >

Tauranga Fishing Report - 22/09/22

Deep water species few and far between Regrettably, there’s not a lot happening with the... Read More >

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John Eichlesheim writes an article about selecting the right equipment for softbait fishing... Read More >

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