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.

Shimano Stella FK 3000 Spin Reel Review
September 2022

Grant Dixon describes his experience opening a box containing one of Shimano’s latest and greatest works of art – the Stella FK 3000 spin reel.... Read More >

Below The Surface Lures
August 2022

Below the Surface is a fitting name for a lure brand. Owner Rod Prins came up with the name as he feels it signifies everything he... Read More >

RedArc Solar Blankets
August 2022

If you are planning on spending a lot of time on the water, then you’ll need a power source to keep the drinks cold and the... Read More >

Shimano Topwater Sets Reviewed
August 2022

Editor Ethan Neville took Shimano's latest topwater combo down to Whitianga to put it through its paces and quickly got stuck into one of his best kingfish... Read More >

Yakk Coolers Reviewed
July 2022

Grant Dixon reviews the Yakk Coolers.... Read More >

Maintenance is Key to Reel Performance - Overhead Reels
July 2022

With winter having well and truly arrived, so too have the bluefin! While the fair-weather fishermen have put their rods and reels away for the winter,... Read More >

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 >

Maintenance is key to Reel Performance - Spin Reels
May 2022

Reel maintenance is the key to trouble-free fishing, suggests reel technician James Gibbons. Without maintaining your reel, you can get caught out on the day with... 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 >

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    Raglan Fishing Report - 22/09/22

    Big snapper turn up on west coast With springtime here, the big snapper have turned... Read More >

    Canterbury Fishing Report - 22/09/22

    Salmon action at Kaikoura Once again, the weather has been settled over the past two... Read More >

    Turangi - Taupo Fishing Report - 22/09/22

    Tongariro Floods clearing away the snags We have had yet another big flood come through... Read More >

    Tauranga Fishing Report - 22/09/22

    Deep water species few and far between Regrettably, there’s not a lot happening with the... Read More >

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