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.

Cooking Options For Boats
January 2023

As fishers we spend a lot of hours on boats; a simple snapper mission can mean up to seven hours confined within that small nautical space,... Read More >

Enticer Trout Lures Review
January 2023

Black Magic’s new range of ‘Enticer’ colours improve upon a winning formula – four exciting new colours have now been added to the range. Blair Whiting... Read More >

Maxel Armory 15 Reel Review
December 2022

When you take the Maxel Armory 15 Level Wind out of the box, it has the feel of quality about it.... Read More >

Simrad NSX Review
December 2022

Grant Dixon reviews the Simrad NSX... Read More >

Penn Authority Reel Review
December 2022

Ethan Neville reviews the Penn Authority 2500 reel... Read More >

Daiwa Free Swimmer BR Review
December 2022

Spinning reels with dual drag systems have been around since the late 1980s; the secondary drag system allows fish to take the bait and run before... Read More >

Jeep Gladiator Rubicon: An Off Road Lifestyle Icon
November 2022

The Jeep brand is synonymous with America, and fittingly the Jeep Gladiator Rubicon is a bold machine that won’t go anywhere unnoticed.... Read More >

Servicing: Surfcasting Reels
October 2022

In this series, reel technician James Gibbons presents a basic maintenance plan for several different reel styles. This issue, he shares some simple tips to keep... Read More >

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 >

Servicing: Baitcaster Reels
September 2022

In this series, reel technician James Gibbons presents a basic maintenance plan for several different reel styles. This issue, James looks at some simple steps to... Read More >

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    Fish & Game Council Change Opening Day Dates

    08 February 2023

    The opening of the Eastern Fish and Game’s trout season for 2023 has been changed back to the traditional time of October 1, regardless of what...

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    Bay of Islands Fishing Report - 26/01/23

    Hit and miss It’s been tough finding the fish. I’ve had a few days out... Read More >

    Bream Bay Fishing Report - 26/01/23

    Action slowing down The fishing throughout Bream Bay has slowed generally over the past fortnight,... Read More >

    Canterbury Fishing Report - 26/01/23

    Rivermouth action going off! I’m almost scared to jinx things, but the weather has been... Read More >

    West Coast Surfcasting Fishing Report - 26/01/23

    Tough fishing to kick off the year Unfortunately, there wasn’t a great start weather-wise to... Read More >

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    Softbait Fishing - Part 1 - gear selection

    John Eichlesheim writes an article about selecting the right equipment for softbait fishing... Read More >

    Softbait fishing Pt 2 - tips and tricks

    Techniques, tips and tricks of softbait fishing – getting the most from your soft baits.... Read More >

    Surfcasting - setting yourself up

    Gary Kemsley helps sort out the necessary gear for intending surf fishers.... Read More >

    Squid - How to catch them

    Squid fishing is a rapidly growing aspect of fishing - Paul Senior shares some hints and tips to get started.... Read More >