Product News and Reviews

From cars and SUV's to the latest reels, our product reviews will keep you up to date with what's new and what's worth having in your fishing arsenal.

Garmin unveils LiveScope Plus
May 2022

As every modern angler knows, sonar technology has been rapidly improving in recent years. It’s now at the point where many of our preferred fishing methods... Read More >

Custom Tackle Product Range
May 2022

If there was ever a season to promoting a custom tackle service, it would be this one.... Read More >

Railblaza Spooling Tool Review
May 2022

RailBlaza is a Kiwi company that has always been about innovation, especially around making fishing and boating an easier experience.... Read More >

Narva LED Marine Lamps
May 2022

A new Dual Colour LED marine floodlamp from NARVA not only provides superior lighting for safer boating at night, but also incorporates special materials to ward... Read More >

Maxel R90 & JigStar Phantom Review
April 2022

Ethan Neville reviews the Maxel R90 and Jig Star Phantom... Read More >

Penn Slammer IV Review
February 2022

The new Penn Slammer IV was shipped off to Pete McGregor so he could put it through its paces in Bream Bay. He shares his thoughts... Read More >

Hella Apelo Underwater lights
January 2022

Many of us will know the Hella brand for their marine and automotive lights, but few know the extent of the research, development, and production that... Read More >

Softbait Set-ups 2021-2022 season
January 2022

Not so long ago, six soft-bait setups arrived at NZ Fishing News’ headquarters ready to be reviewed, and immediately we hatched all sorts of plans for where... Read More >

Raymarine Axiom+ Review
December 2021

Checking out new tech is always a highlight of my job. It is exciting to see what the latest and greatest is, with even ‘basic’ models... Read More >

New Zealand Fishing News Christmas Gift Guide
November 2021

There’s no such thing as too much fishing kit, and Christmas is the perfect time to top up the fishing coffers for the angler in your... Read More >

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