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Bream Bay Fishing Report - August 11th, 2022
Saltwater reports

"Typically in winter the bite is short, but many are telling me that if you are in the right place at the right time, you will... Read More >

Hauraki Gulf Fishing Report - August 11th, 2022
Saltwater reports

"The inner gulf has been producing nice numbers of snapper without having to go too far and spend a heap of dollars on fuel.... Read More >

Raglan Fishing Report - August 11th, 2022
Saltwater reports

"There is currently excellent winter snapper fishing in the 60-metre plus depths west and southwest of the Raglan bar.... Read More >

Tauranga Fishing Report - August 11th, 2022
Saltwater reports

"Last Friday, the Motiti Island area produced some great snapper, the largest being an estimated 8kg (18lb), which was released back into shallow water. Other good... Read More >

Bay of Islands Fishing Report - August 11th, 2022
Saltwater reports

"Snapper and kingfish have been on the chew in the Bay of Islands and its coastal areas.  ... Read More >

Canterbury Fishing Report - August 11th, 2022
Freshwater reports

"It has been well documented that the weather has been pretty rough down here over the last couple of weeks, but as I say, you can... Read More >

Bream Day Fishing Report - July 28th, 2022
Saltwater reports

"The ‘Bait and Berley Brigade’ tell me that the Waipu River mouth and Uretiti foul have produced some good snapper to 6-7kgs... Read More >

Espresso Fishing Report - July 28th, 2022
Saltwater reports

"Muddy-water blues indeed. The wild weather continues, and massive rain run-offs bring a mixed bag of fortunes for fishing.... Read More >

Tauranga Fishing Report - July 28th, 2022
Saltwater reports

"After many dives in all sorts of boats over the past 50 years, I have learned that you are far better to get changed into warm,... Read More >

Hauraki Gulf Fishing Report - July 28th, 2022
Saltwater reports

"I must admit that I love the challenge of winter fishing, but the weather this year is enough to make a man turn to the drink!... Read More >

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    DIY Smoker
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    How to convert an old filing cabinet into a fish smoker.... Read More >

    Measure-based Fishing Competitions
    August 2022

    Alistair Arkell typically shies away from fishing competitions, but with many organisers now moving towards a more sustainable ‘measure only’ format, he decided to make an... Read More >

    Roy McIntyre: Lifelong Fisherman
    July 2022

    “I’ve never done anything else, and I started fishing with my dad when I was three and a half,” Roy told me over the phone. “Just... Read More >

    Hapuku with a Summer Salad by Bea Bagnall
    July 2022

    Bea Bagnall creates a refreshing Hapuku with Summer Salad dish... Read More >

    Yellowfin Tuna Techniques - Part II
    July 2022

    Here's what you need to know about catching yellowfin tuna using live baits, jigs and using top-water lures as well as chunking techniques.... Read More >

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    Bay of Islands Fishing Report - August 11th, 2022

    Straylining with live baits producing big snapper The snapper fishing has remained very good throughout... Read More >

    Tauranga Fishing Report - August 11th, 2022

    Good snapper off Motiti At last, a day or two with good sea conditions and... Read More >

    Raglan Fishing Report - August 11th, 2022

    Good snapper at the 60-metre mark There is currently excellent winter snapper fishing in the... Read More >

    Hauraki Gulf Fishing Report - August 11th, 2022

    Unweighted baits producing the bigger snapper With the cold, wet and windy weather we have... Read More >

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    Pcj
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    in The Kitchen - Seafood Recipes
    35 minutes ago

    Oh its dark 4.30 with only a cat for company,using chimney.Hoping to avoid stater taste.  mopping sauce made,spicey so mop every 1hr. Much rather be fishing...


    salty69

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    Any help with trying to prepare a trip??
    in Landbased & Surfcasting
    8 hours ago

    Hell yeahhhhhh this is hapenning!!!!!!!Got my flights, got the car, all the fishing gear, and the will to explore Until the time comes, much more planning...


    salty69
    Dometic 70l bin and other fishing stuff
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    Rgr mate. Gonna list teloriggers, lures, kit, and all my game gear on the next month or so....


    2QUACK
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    in Fishing Reports
    11 hours ago

    Headed out from the wreck today was insane fishing on softbaits coming up to low tide, mate even nailed a couple on the Fly rod, prob...