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Inner Gulf Fishing Report - October 21st, 2021
Saltwater reports

"North of Rakino there are a few work ups with the school snapper in around the 20-metre mark." Bruce Duncan Reports... Read More >

Manukau/West Coast Fishing Report - October 21st, 2021
Saltwater reports

"The scallops in the harbour are in prime condition." Smudge reports... Read More >

Tauranga Fishing Report - October 21st, 2021
Saltwater reports

"There have been some really good-sized snapper caught down near Maketu/Pukehina" Russ Hawkins reports... Read More >

Hauraki Gulf Fishing Report - October 21st, 2021
Saltwater reports

"Tuna being caught on the famous Betabug is classic stuff, especially in October and not too far from Little Barrier makes for epic fishing." Espresso reports... Read More >

Bream Bay Fishing Report - October 21st, 2021
Saltwater reports

"The good news is, you don’t have to travel very far at either end of the bay – Whangarei entrance or Mangawhai." Grant Dixon reports... Read More >

Rotorua Fishing Report - October 21st, 2021
Freshwater reports

"The average sized fish has been slightly up on previous years and they have been in fantastic condition with most fish around 6lb on Rotoiti" Mike... Read More >

Canterbury Fishing Report - October 21st, 2021
Freshwater reports

Simon McMillan of Christchurch Hunting and Fishing New Zealand offers reporting on both the saltwater and freshwater fishing... Read More >

Bream Bay Fishing Report - October 7th, 2021
Saltwater reports

"Fishing in the vicinity of the pilchard boats would be a good place to start looking if heading out into Bream Bay." Grant Dixon reports... Read More >

Tauranga Fishing Report - October 7th, 2021
Saltwater reports

"The harbour is still fishing well on the channel banks for nice snapper up near Rangiwaea Island and Motuhoa Island." Russ Hawkins reports... Read More >

Hauraki Gulf Fishing Report - October 7th, 2021
Saltwater reports

"Water temps are up, only just but the incline has started – great news as this brings more snapper in closer," Espresso reports... Read More >

    Latest Articles

    Hooks for Whole Fish and Strip Baits
    October 2021

    Mark Kitteridge discusses some hook options when using bait to target table fish, and also walks us through how to rig up basic dropper/ledger rigs.... Read More >

    Why you need to check and clean your boat and gear
    October 2021

    From berthage to engine maintenance. Safety equipment to navigation. Food, water, and everything in between. If you’ve got a boat, there is a lot to think... Read More >

    A Tribute to Trevally
    October 2021

    Trevally, in the opinion of Hayden Speed, are one of the hardest fighting fish pound for pound in the ocean. Hayden loves to target trevally and as... Read More >

    Maximum Fishing Access at Minimal Cost
    October 2021

    South Island contributor Peter Langlands discusses a few way to increase your fishing reach without breaking the bank.... Read More >

    Freshwater Target Species
    October 2021

    John Eichelsheim introduces us to his five favourite freshwater species that he likes to target in New Zealand and abroad. These include koi carp, bass, trout,... Read More >

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    Bream Bay Fishing Report - October 21st, 2021

    Red hot fishing off Ruakaka If there is one piece of advice I can offer... Read More >

    Canterbury Fishing Report - October 21st, 2021

    Canterbury Report - Planning tricky, but the results worth it We are really experiencing spring weather... Read More >

    Hauraki Gulf Fishing Report - October 21st, 2021

    The Espresso Report  - Gulf starting to fire up Never a dull moment in the local... Read More >

    Tauranga Fishing Report - October 21st, 2021

    Mixed bag, but great to be back on the water Great to be back on... Read More >

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    Softbait Fishing - Part 1 - gear selection

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

    Softbait fishing Pt 2 - tips and tricks

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    Surfcasting - setting yourself up

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