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.


How to Catch - including Rigs and Knots

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


 

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Saltwater Fishing Reports
Bream Bay Fishing Report - 16/05/24

Snapper fishing steady rather than spectacular Harder fishing and smaller fish heralding the change of... Read More >

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Northland Fishing Report - 16/05/24

Trophy fish on offer With the temperatures dropping and the days getting shorter, you could... Read More >

16 May 2024
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Tauranga Fishing Report - 16/05/24

Tarakihi and snapper on the chew Things are starting to be a bit quieter with... Read More >

16 May 2024
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Raglan Fishing Report - 16/05/24

Fresh bait key to bigger fish The run of good autumn fishing continues with a... Read More >

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