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.

Balex Retrofit
May 2024

The Balex Automatic Boat Loader System will launch and retrieve your boat at the press of a button.... Read More >

Shimano Ocea Jigger LD 2500MG & Game Type J
May 2024

"The experience with the Shimano Ocea Jigger LD 2500MG and Game Type J PE6 set was so much fun that I’ve recently purchased one"... Read More >

Scotty Downrigger Review
April 2024

Grant Dixon reviews Scotty Downriggers... Read More >

Jeep Grand Cherokee Hits Kiwi Shores
April 2024

Jeep’s new Grand Cherokee has hit Kiwi shores, promising the ideal combination of comfort, space, performance, and towing capability.... Read More >

Engine Review: Honda BF350 V8 Outboard
April 2024

Late last year, Honda Marine announced the BF350 – its biggest outboard yet. Now Kiwi anglers can get excited as one has landed on our shores.... Read More >

Hayabusa Jack Eye Kunekune Lure Review
April 2024

Having run charter boats specialising in slowjigging around the Hauraki Gulf for more than six years, it’s not often Nick Jones comes across a new lure... Read More >

Shimano Beastmaster MD 12000 A & Abyss SW Review
April 2024

Newly released into the NZ market, the Beastmaster MD 12000 is the strongest and largest electric reel Shimano has ever produced.... Read More >

Raymarine Axiom Pro Fishfinder/Chartplotter and Cyclone Radar Review
March 2024

Nick Jones Reviews the Raymarine Axiom Pro Fishfinder/Chartplotter and Cyclone Radar... Read More >

Balex Self-Loading Boat Trailer
March 2024

Grant Blair reviews the Balex self-loading boat trailer... Read More >

Meiho Bucket Mouth Tackle Boxes
February 2024

Nick Jones reviews the Meiho Bucket Mouth Tackle Boxes... Read More >

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    Northland Fishing Report - 16/05/24

    Trophy fish on offer With the temperatures dropping and the days getting shorter, you could... Read More >

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    Tarakihi and snapper on the chew Things are starting to be a bit quieter with... Read More >

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    Raglan Fishing Report - 16/05/24

    Fresh bait key to bigger fish The run of good autumn fishing continues with a... Read More >

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    Straylining effective Team Zeus has been out there doing it again! Photos of huge crayfish,... Read More >

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