The beauty about buying gifts for anglers and boaties is that there is an endless range of options - everything from the latest lure through to a new boat or tow wagon.
While the chances of getting a new boat might be slim, there are some awesome gift ideas below that won't need a second mortgage and the handing over of your firstborn to purchase.
Whether it's the next massive catch, or simply just some beersies for the boat, the Stoney Creek Waterproof Provider Bag is the perfect Christmas gift for any angler. With its wide and stable “stand-up” construction, ultra-tough welded waterproof Defender 500D Marine Grade PVC, and heavy-duty reinforced YKK zip with twin backup webbing strap – these bags are built to last and will keep the next prize catch in mint condition! Available in three different sizes. Click here for details. RRP from $249.99
Finding the perfect gift just got easier with our new summer tees, tailored for the laid-back yet style-savvy fisherman. These are the ultimate blend of smart and relaxed, offering a lightweight, breathable option that's as refreshing as a cool breeze on the water. Whether you're sizzling up a storm at a summer BBQ, reeling in the big one out on the lake, or just kicking back at home on a lazy weekend, our Stoney Creek tees are destined to become your summer go-to. Click here for details. RRP from $39.99
The perfect gift for the budding lure-angler. Daiwa BaitJunkie softbaits are available in a range of fish-catching colours and shapes that are suitable for both fresh and saltwater fishing all around the country. The best part; you can buy three packs at the moment and get a fourth pack FREE, from now until 31/12/23. RRP $12.99 (or buy 3 and get 1 free). Check them out at your nearest Daiwa stockist.
Get ready to set the hook® with a revolutionary brand of baits! Fishbites® are heavily infused with the proven flavour/scent technology that melts in the water, not on your hands. As the bait gradually dissolves, it releases a trail of powerful feeding stimulants that fish simply cannot resist. Fishbites baits and lures have caught over 60 species in New Zealand and the list keeps growing. Visit the website to find a retailer near you.
The Foaming Applicator Gun is a quick and easy way to deep clean your valued possessions anywhere with standard garden hose access. It's ideal for exterior maintenance cleaning of marine watercraft such as boats, jet-skis, 4WDs, cars, dirt bikes, caravans, RVs, motorhomes and trailers. Connect a standard garden hose, load the generous 1L reservoir with your choice of Dirty Steve Solution and 'let the foam begin'. The adjustable dial allows total foam and spray intensity control, ensuring 100% coverage. Available at Smart Marine, Burnsco, Boating & Outdoors and Repco stores.
Designed for flushing marine engines, removing salt, and a general salt wash for marine watercraft and equipment, Dirty Steve Engine Flush & Salt Eliminator is perfect for general maintenance cleaning of boats, jet-skis, PWCs, trailers or any surface that may come into contact with corrosive salty sea air. The solution can be used as a marine engine flush after a day at sea or as a 'spray & rinse' for surfaces to wash away accumulated salt. Available at Smart Marine, Burnsco, Boating & Outdoors and Repco stores.
Dirty Steve Banana Foaming Wash is the solution to a professional deep clean of your boats, jet skis, cars, and dirt bikes after a day at the track, off-roading or on the water. Designed to lift and remove dirt, salt, and other contaminants from external surfaces with little effort, our specially formulated solution is ceramic infused, creating a protective residue that leaves surfaces glistening and protected against contaminants. Available at Smart Marine, Burnsco, Boating & Outdoors and Repco stores.
This heavy-duty, rechargeable LED handheld spotlight features six high-powered LEDs producing an impressive spot beam with up to 244m beam distance. The Colt 1000 is protected by a heavy-duty casing making it fully sealed and waterproof. Equipped with a removable, replaceable battery with 2.5 hours of run time and only 1.5 hours to recharge, this unit is ideal for boating, camping, hunting and emergency applications.
Projecta’s Intelli-Start is the safest, smartest, and most powerful range of jump starters. With Rapid Recharge Technology, it’s the first jump starter to recharge itself — so it’s always ready right when you need it. The high-cranking Lithium Iron Phosphate battery (LiFePO4) is purpose-built for jump-starting and lasts 4x longer than the competition. There are three options – the IS920 - 240A clamp power and 900 peak amps, the IS1220 - 400A clamp power and 1200 peak amps and the IS1400 - 500A clamp power and 1400 peak amps.
The Dual Colour LED marine deck lamps from NARVA not only provide superior lighting for safer boating at night, but also incorporates special materials to ward off galvanic corrosion often seen on aluminium boats. With clever engineering these deck lamps have solved this issue with an all-nylon body and bracket. Available in white or black bodies, they offer either blue/white or red/white dual colour light outputs and are covered by NARVA’s 5-year LED warranty. Available from leading marine and automotive retailers throughout New Zealand.
The Dometic Cool Ice CI28 is a versatile 28L ice box suitable for all outdoor adventures. It holds 32 cans and upright bottles up to 334mm tall, making it perfect for the wharf, beach, and days out on the boat. Rotomoulded polyethylene construction ensures durability, while internal PU insulation and a lock seal design keep items cooler for longer. The CI28 offers slots for accessories like rod and drink holders, making it a perfect choice for your outdoor needs. See the website for more details.
The Meiho Bucket Mouth 5000 is the perfect companion to take on your next fishing adventure. This large, durable, plastic box holds all of your fishing tackle and equipment and even doubles as a seat when you're waiting for that fish to bite. The Bucket Mouth has a convenient, easy to carry, handle that makes transportation a breeze. This box features two hinges on the lid that allow the lid to be lifted from either side of the box. Available in selected outlets now.
It is commonly said that drinking beer is like pouring smiles on your brain. And we would have to agree that a great beer does make our brain happy! So we thought we would take our love for Hazy IPAs and bring that down to a slightly more session-able Hazy Pale Ale; still loads of hops and loads of juiciness, but a bit more moderate on the alcohol. Voted number #1 GABS Hottest 100 Kiwi Craft Beer 2022 and Beer Hug's #1 NZ Choicest Craft Beer for 2023!
One of Behemoth's most highly acclaimed beers, Half Way Down Lager, is a truly invigorating creation, transitioned from 440ml cans to 330ml cans, aiming to offer a top-notch 6 pack that stands out for summer.
This light, effortlessly quaffable lager pays homage to our location on Dominion Road, Auckland's bustling Asian culinary and social hub. Crafted using the finest pilsner malt, rice, and a touch of Hallertau Blanc hops, this rice lager harmonizes exquisitely with the spicy delights of Dominion Road's eateries.
Two Liberty fan faves in one; easy-drinking Oh Bro, and Jungle Juice – the untamed, palate-pounding Hazy. With the best bits of each brew carefully blended and balanced by our hop savant, Juice Bro’s soft malts highlight the citrusy pomelo and orange stylings of Mosaic and Amarillo cones.
The original Divine Wind was a typhoon that delivered salvation to samurai Japan by wiping out the invading Mongol fleet. Fortunately you'll get no such drama from this one. It's a clean, refreshing, Japanese-style lager with rice in the malt and a flourish of noble hops. More of a Divine Breeze and all the better for it.
Mahia, our home away from home. Baches, sun, surf, golf and fishing. Everything we love about the east coast on a majestic peninsular close enough for a day’s trip. This is a malt-driven beer with heaps of tropical hops that sing in perfect harmony, much like the balance and serenity this special place brings to our lives.
Double-wall vacuum insulated, the Colstar cooler is not your regular cup holder. Our premium, durable insulated can cooler is designed to withstand all of your adventures. The Load-and-Lock Gasket secures your drink in place, and No Sweat Design keeps your hands dry while your drink stays cold. The Colster® Stubby Holder is designed to fit 375ml drink bottles and cans. This makes the perfect gift for those who want to enjoy a cold drink while out on a day trip or camping outdoors. RRP$44.99. Click here for more details.
KEEPS WATER ICE COLD FOR A DAY ON THE BOAT OR TEA HOT IN THE BACKCOUNTRY.
If you want to keep ice water cold for a day out on the boat or a coffee warm on that backcountry trek, the Rambler bottle is the one for you. This product is the star of Yeti’s bottle line, just the right amount for almost any day and still fits in your backpack. With a quick twist, the TripleHaul™ handle comes off, exposing our shatter-resistant, dishwasher-safe spout that allows for controlled gulps on the go. When it’s time for a wash or refill, remove the entire cap to expose the bottle’s wide mouth. RRP$64.99.
Click here for more details.
Keeps your gear dry, whether in a storm or on a lake. The Panga® Backpack is an airtight citadel merging the durability of the Panga® Duffel with a tried-and-true backpack design. Its ergonomic DryHaul™ shoulder straps offer extra carrying comfort, while the removable chest straps and waist belt provide added stability and security while you trek. And no need to carry it over your head while you wade, because it's a 100% waterproof gear fortress equipped to outperform any other backpack out there. RRP$449.99. Click here for more details.
As the Goldilocks of our cargo family, the LoadOut® GoBox 30 Gear Case is sized for every river, hunting, or overlanding trip. We’ve seen it used as a camp pantry, camera equipment case, first-aid kit, and tackle box — but that’s just scratching the surface. Dustproof, waterproof, and virtually indestructible, it’s built to be packed up, hauled out, and hold up to whatever you throw at it.
RRP $399.99. Click here for more details.
The Yeti Tundra 350 Hard Cooler stores deep-water catches, large game, or food for catering events. The Tundra® 350 Cooler is the biggest ice vault Yeti ever made. It holds a whopping 19,000 cubic inches of capacity and enough space to hold 82.4 gallons. If you’re catering a big get-together or on a mission for deep-sea catches, you’ve found the cooler you’ve been hunting for. RRP$1999.00. Click here for more details.
YETI Nation spoke and we listened. Our first-ever YETI® Tundra Cooler on wheels is the answer to taking the Tundra® Hard Cooler’s legendary toughness and unmatched insulation power the extra mile. Nothing was sacrificed in the making of this cold-holding powerhouse, ensuring the Tundra Haul® lives up to the Tundra® Hard Cooler name. It is now the toughest cooler on two wheels, perfect for camping trips or all outdoor activities. RRP$649.99. Click here for more details.
The Bradley Digital 4-Rack Smoker includes all the features of the original smoker along with the benefits of digital technology. Temperature, time, and smoke are now completely controllable so you
can decide how much smoke you want, how long your food is going to be smoked for, and at what temperature. Perfect for entertaining, creating gourmet food in your own home, or just enjoying the flavour that smoking brings, the Bradley offers an easier and better way to automatically roast, smoke and BBQ outdoors. View online here or phone 094287030 for more information.
Ideal for packing food or storing bait, the Innovation Vac and Seal Vacuum Packer will keep food clean and tightly sealed so you don’t have to worry about getting it contaminated. It removes air from specially designed bags to extend food freshness longer than conventional methods. Now you can preserve the freshness of food (or bait) and save some for later. View online here or phone 094287030 for more information.
What makes the Heirloom by Ironclad Co. so superior is its ‘antique finish’—a meticulous hand-polish inspired by 1800s cast iron cookware. The result feels like ceramic and works like a non-stick pan. Cast into the base is Ironclad’s trademark Three Generation Guarantee®. An unmatched 100-year product warranty. The Heirloom’s base can even be personalised, making it an incredible gift.
The kingi chopping board is a special collaboration between sustainable seafood restaurant kingi in The Hotel Britomart, plastics recycler Critical and LegaSea. Together we’re shining a light on the impact bottom trawling and commercial fishing has on our ocean’s ecosystem – one chopping board at a time. Using Critical’s proprietary technology, we take fishing nets and other plastic waste to create a unique chef-grade chopping board for the kitchen, boat, or bach with 100% of the profits going to LegaSea.
Shop at LegaSea.co.nz to buy a kingi board.
The simple and straightforward LightHouse Sport operating system of the Element S is fit for sailing, power cruising or fishing. The Element HV with DownVision, SideVision, and RealVision 3D offers a new level of precision imaging and fish identification, letting you see structures, vegetation, and fish with amazing life-like clarity. Prices start from $999 incl. GST and includes screen, transducer and charts. Available at marine outlets nationwide.
Buy any pair of rotating 00-degree, 15-degree or 30-degree rod holders and receive two free Fishing and Adventure signed t-shirts worth $100. These rotating rod holders, as the name suggests, allows the crew to set the angle they wish to run their rods at with the push of a button. No more reaching for that rod tip to bring a lure on board. With the Exploding Fish holders, you can swivel the angle to bring the lure to you. Available at marine outlets or through good chandlery and tackle stores nationwide.
Yamaha Cowl covers are fully-vented engine covers specifically designed to protect the cowling whilst the engine is running. Our Splash Covers fit like a second skin and are made from felt backed polysoft marine grade fabric which is waterproof, breathable and UV stable. No matter what your leisure time activity may be – water-skiing, fishing or are simply moored – your engine will be kept in pristine condition. Shop here.
It’s easy to forget to protect our lips between casts, so show them some love with That’s It SPF 30+ Manuka Oil Lip Balm. The balm incorporates natural products including shea butter, beeswax, and 100% NZ Manuka oil – chosen because they work, not because they look good on the label. Packaged in a handy tin you can flick open one-handed, The product is designed to use on the go and is easily stored in your pocket or drybag. Shop online here.
Length is the new weight when it comes to bragging about your catch. These measures are approved for the Export NZ Fishing Competition – a nationwide, free-to-enter, year-round fishing competition based on length. This model of fishing competition gives the angler the choice of whether to release their fish. The measure mat reaches 190cm long to cater for even the biggest kingfish and includes a paua, crayfish, and scallop measure. For more information, click here.
Give the gift of fishing this Christmas with a NZ Fishing News magazine subscription. We’ve been sharing the latest and greatest angling news, reviews and how-to's for nearly 45 years, and continue to be the go-to for fishing stories and advice. And if you purchase a 3-month or 6-month subscription to the magazine during November or December 2023, you’ll go into the draw to win one of six award-winning COBB Deluxe gas packages, perfect for summer holidays! Click here to subscribe.
Coastguard is the charity that helps keep Kiwis safer on the water – whatever your waka. They are the only marine search and rescue organisation in NZ delivering vital lifesaving services. Powered by volunteers, they rely on the generosity of people like you to support them. Coastguard has just launched their summer lottery, so grab a few tickets for your chance to win a Hyundai Santa Fe, a Haines Hunter SF485 boat, luxury travel, and more, with the feel-good factor of knowing that you’ll be helping to save lives on the water.
Get your tickets online here or call 0800 568 879.
NZ’s most popular inflatable lifejacket, packed with features to keep you safe on the water and the perfect gift for any boatie this Xmas. It features our ARS technology which is an Advanced Roll Over System with a 170N asymmetric bladder for superior self-righting and head up support. Our Ergonomic Thigh Strap is easily accessible at any time and packs away neatly in the jacket. Designed in NZ to stand up to NZ’s demanding marine environment. The classic series ticks all the boxes and now available in 4 great colours! Available in marine chandlery stores now.
Westpac Rescue Rashies™ are rash vests designed to help keep children aged 2 - 8 safe in and around the water this summer. Their unique fold back design unzips to display CPR instructions, providing potentially life-saving information in the event of an emergency. They are brightly coloured, making it easy to spot children in busy public areas and offer UPF50+ protection against the harsh New Zealand sun. One hundred percent of the purchase price goes to a local rescue helicopter service of the purchaser’s choice. Click here for more info.
Because we know that when you're on this adventure you're already planning the next one, we made sure the durable cast-iron design is easy to clean. Every bit of space counts when packing, so this portable stove has a slim profile to save you room, as well as a sturdy handle, and a foam case. The perfect gift for anyone who needs a cooker on the worksite, campsite or fishing boat. RRP $399.99 at Coleman product stockists.
The strong flame and advanced flame control set the Kovea Alpine Pot apart from the competition and allow proper cooking of rice, pasta, noodles, and eggs. It can also boil water safely and efficiently. The perfect answer to a quick morning cup of coffee, and the perfect cooking assistant for the campsite, worksite or boat! Available at participating retailers for $249.99 RRP.
The world’s first rollable boat hook, giving you space-saving abilities like never before. A fully 1.9m boat hook that can rolled out in seconds and also packed away just as easily!
With multiple attachments like brushes and accessories this boat hook system a perfect gift for the mad keen boatie. Manufactured from marine-grade materials, the hook is light, stowing away in the smallest of spaces and if dropped overboard, floats enabling easy recovery. Available in chandlery outlets now.