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.

Yamaha YDX-Moro 07: Mountain E-bike
September 2023

With the YDX-Moro 07, Yamaha has brought an electric mountain bike (e-MTB) to NZ for the very first time. Despite its novelty on our shores, the... Read More >

Shimano Dialuna Rod & Vanquish Reel
September 2023

Grant Dixon reviews Shimano’s new iterations of the Dialuna rod range... Read More >

Hayabusa Jigs
July 2023

Grant Dixon reviews Hayabusa slow-jigs... Read More >

Mustad Hooks - Prove Strong and Resilient
July 2023

In 2022, the Otago Polytechnic Engineering Department carried out controlled testing on four popular brands of hooks in New Zealand. The hooks tested were suicide-style hooks... Read More >

Garmin Force Kraken Trolling Motor
July 2023

Garmin unveils Force Kraken, expanding its award-winning trolling motor series to a wider range of boats.... Read More >

GR8NZLIFE Rod Rack Review
June 2023

  GR8NZLIFE has developed a series of rod racks to keep everything from your lightest slow-pitch jig outfit to your big game gear stored safely –... Read More >

Futura Trailers: Fusing Heritage with Innovation
May 2023

Futura Trailers, famous for their revolutionary lowering car trailers which are exported around the globe, are breaking new ground with their production marine trailers…... Read More >

Black Magic Flipper Lures
March 2023

  Anglers are spoilt for choice when it comes to lures these days. Some are reinventions of traditional products, while others have taken on an out-of-this-world... Read More >

Stoney Creek - Technical Sport Fishing Range
February 2023

Stoney Creek is synonymous with high-quality hunting apparel. Now, they’re plunging into the marine realm with a new sport fishing range. The NZ Fishing News crew... Read More >

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 >

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    Exciting News for Napier's Outdoor Enthusiasts

    23 September 2023

    Burnsco has announced the opening of its latest store at 'The Crossing', 120 Taradale Rd, the heart of Napier's retail hub. This new Burnsco location builds...

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    Bream Bay Fishing Report - 21/09/23

    Fishing becoming consistent As we approach the end of September, the fishing is becoming a... Read More >

    Raglan Fishing Report - 21/09/23

    Great fishing out deeper Good fishing still prevails in the 70-meter-plus depths due to the... Read More >

    Otago Fishing Report

    West Coast best coast Sometimes you’ve just got to hit the open road.   Last... Read More >

    Top of the South Fishing Report - 21/09/23

    Waiting for weather Spring is definitely here. The blossoms are out, the days are much... Read More >

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