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Voluntary HFO Work Can Lead to a New Career
June 2022

The Ministry for Primary Industries’ national network of Honorary Fishery Officers (HFOs) are among the thousands of volunteers being honoured as part of National Volunteers Week... Read More >

Bow Vs. Kingi
June 2022

"It all started 10 years ago. I was taking a casual walk around Pandora Pond when I spotted some big kingfish swimming around below the walkway.... Read More >

Vanuatu: The Real Fishing Deal
June 2022

“If I were to die and go to fishing heaven, I think I would suddenly find myself in Vanuatu” writes Grant Dixon, who has enjoyed many... Read More >

Edge Fishing Tackle Talk Q & A
June 2022

The team behind popular fishing brand EDGE design and test heaps of new items of gear each year. As soon as the conditions are right, they’re... Read More >

The Solomon Islands - Fishing Challenges Galore
June 2022

“Where do I start when talking about my favourite offshore fishing spot, the Solomon Islands?” is the question posed by regular visitor Stu Cawker. I have been... Read More >

Cameras On Commercial boats
June 2022

After nine years of resistance, the government is on track to finally get cameras on-board commercial vessels to monitor fishing activity. Installations are expected to start... Read More >

Dragging Lures While Drifting
June 2022

Sam Mossman is in semi-retirement mode, looking for a gentler pace of life, and that includes his fishing.... Read More >

Winter Fishing in the Kaipara
June 2022

Keen soft-baiter and east coast fisherman Josh Darby recently took on the Kaipara for the first time and was absolutely blown away with what he found... Read More >

IGFA Rule Changes
June 2022

The IGFA recently announced a few changes to the IGFA World Record Requirements, which are effective immediately.... Read More >

Rock Fishing Safety
May 2022

Rock fishing continues to be one of New Zealand’s most dangerous pastimes and could be an activity on the rise due to the COVID-19 pandemic and... Read More >

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    28 June 2022

    The collective efforts of the boating public worldwide in contributing information to existing C-Map cartography will be available via mapping data called Genesis...

    Tell Yamaha Why You Need an Outboard Repower - and Win It!
    27 June 2022

    Is your beloved boat in dire need of some TLC and a new beating heart? If so, then Yamaha New Zealand would love to hear from... Read More >

    IGFA Honours Announced
    23 June 2022

    Shimano takes lion’s share of records and veteran Tutukaka skipper, John Going, acknowledged with Tommy Gifford Award.... Read More >

    Kaikoura Residents Upset with Paua Take
    20 June 2022

    Some Kaikoura residents, including commercial fishers and members of the Kaikoura marine watchdog groups Te Korowai o Te Ti o Marokura and Kaikoura Marine Guardians, are... Read More >

    Feedback Sought on Tarakihi
    19 June 2022

    Fisheries New Zealand is seeking feedback from tangata whenua, stakeholders, and the public on proposed changes to sustainability measures for East Coast tarakihi stocks to be... Read More >

    Research Project Reaches 20-pound Milestone
    16 June 2022

    Angler Scott Miller landed a huge 20-pound (9kg) brown trout in the Tekapo Canal in April 2022, catching the attention of Central South Island Fish &... Read More >

    Boat of the Show Honours to Circa 950
    14 June 2022

    The Circa 950 Cruiser won the coveted Boat of Show honours at the recent Hutchwilco NZ Boat Show awards. To qualify, the Circa first had to... Read More >

    Southern Bluefin Tuna Survey
    11 June 2022

    New Zealand has a world class tuna fishery within range of recreational fishers off the eastern Bay of Plenty and Cape Runaway. Over the last 4... Read More >

    Export Competition's $80,000 Prize Boat Heads to Hamilton
    9 June 2022

    Before Stuart Webb’s name was drawn as the Export NZ Fishing competition boat prize winner, his fishing had been confined to land-based and, more recently, kayak... Read More >

    Be in to Win with NZ Fishing News
    8 June 2022

    Winter is here, and no doubt the wet weather won’t be far behind. To entertain our subscribers through the colder months, we're giving away two WilliamsWarn... Read More >

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