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Surtees 610 Gamefisher
November 2022

Owner of the popular outdoor apparel brand Just Another Fisherman, Aaron Styles, has only good things to say about the performance of the company’s latest boat... Read More >

Marco 750 Revolution Boat Review
October 2022

Luke Davis is one of New Zealand’s best known game fishermen, and is also well known for his shallow-water snapper and kingfish exploits. So, when his... Read More >

Stryda 900C Review
May 2022

Amphibious boats are becoming a common sight on New Zealand waters, and the technology is only getting more advanced. Just before Christmas Sam Mossman tried out... Read More >

Kingfisher 510 Minicats: Stable, Spacious & Capable
May 2022

First impressions are important, and lasting. When NZ Fishing News’ Grant Dixon first stepped aboard the Kingfisher 510 Minicat, there were two words that sprung to... Read More >

Extreme 795XST Review
May 2022

This is the second Extreme 795 Mangawhai charter operator Tony Orton has set up. He told Grant Dixon that this boat (an Extreme 795XST) is a... Read More >

Surtees 800 – Trailerboat Perfection
April 2022

The technology packed into trailerboats has been growing in recent years, but the Surtees 800 has provided yet another leap forward. NZ Fishing News’ Ethan Neville... Read More >

Dreadnort D7500 Boat Review
April 2022

A Dreadnort is not like anything you’ve seen in the NZ trailerboat scene. While a few manufacturers have strayed from the norm and built vessels with... Read More >

AirCat 525 Boat Review
March 2022

An easing in Covid restrictions allowed Sam Mossman to spend the morning aboard a new boat – the prototype AirCat 525.... Read More >

Kingfisher 670 Powercat - Balanced and Poised
March 2022

”Heaps of fishing space and a stable platform, not to mention good performance in the rough”, were the features new Kingfisher 670 Powercat owner Bill said... Read More >

Amphibious FC 635HTA Boat Review
January 2022

Convenience is key to the recently released FC635 HT amphibious version according to its new owner Brian King. Grant Blair reviewed the latest offering from FC... Read More >

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    The opening of the Eastern Fish and Game’s trout season for 2023 has been changed back to the traditional time of October 1, regardless of what...

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    Hooks for Trout Fishing
    February 2023

    When Greg Morton goes trout fishing, the main purpose is to catch fish. To achieve this, he needs hook-ups that stick; the phrase, “well hooked” sums... Read More >

    Prawn & Sweet Potato Fritters
    February 2023

    Bea Bagnall shares a recipe for prawn and sweet potato fritters... Read More >

    Lure Fishing Options
    January 2023

    If, 30 years ago, Grant Dixon could have fast-forwarded three decades and checked out the contents of his current tackle bag, the response would have been,... Read More >

    The 2023 Great Tradie Fish Off is Back!
    January 2023

    Trade against trade, company against company, mate again mate – it’s time to prove you’re the best at what truly matters: catching fish.... Read More >

    Export Competition 2022-2023 Quarterly Update
    January 2023

    One lucky angler will win the Export Fishing Competition major prize at the end of the 2022-2023 season, and it’s as simple as entering one eligible... Read More >

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    Bay of Islands Fishing Report - 26/01/23

    Hit and miss It’s been tough finding the fish. I’ve had a few days out... Read More >

    Bream Bay Fishing Report - 26/01/23

    Action slowing down The fishing throughout Bream Bay has slowed generally over the past fortnight,... Read More >

    Canterbury Fishing Report - 26/01/23

    Rivermouth action going off! I’m almost scared to jinx things, but the weather has been... Read More >

    West Coast Surfcasting Fishing Report - 26/01/23

    Tough fishing to kick off the year Unfortunately, there wasn’t a great start weather-wise to... Read More >

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