New Zealand Fishing News Christmas Gift Guide

Lowrance Elite Fishing System 7

The latest introduction in Lowrance’s line-up of mid-range fishfinder/chartplotter displays, the Elite Fishing System combines a full line-up of fish finding tools with a seven-inch display that is easy to use and easy to install.  From ActiveTarget™ Live Sonar and extreme high-resolution Active Imaging™ with Lowrance CHIRP Sonar to SideScan and DownScan Imaging™, Elite FS offers anglers all the tools needed to find and catch more fish.

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Full networking capability with integrated wireless, NMEA 2000® and Ethernet connectivity allows you to create the complete system. Add Halo Dome Radar and Outboard Pilot or share sonar, charting, waypoints, and other user data between multiple displays via Ethernet.

The Lowrance Elite includes an ActiveImaging Transducer and integrated C-MAP Discover mapping.
RRP Price – $1819 NZD

Kilwell NZ Selector Sawdust Pack 


Looking to flavour up your life? Try the new sampler 5-pack of sawdust from Kilwell.

POHUTUKAWA: A subtle aroma and slightly sweet peppery flavour.
APPLE: Mild and sweet, lending a mellow flavour. Apple smoke flavours take a while to permeate the meat.
TAWA: Another great all round Kiwi favourite that can be used for smoking most things.
BEECH: Very popular in Europe for smoking almost anything with a nice, mild smoke flavour.
HICKORY: A versatile choice – sweet, savoury and hearty, and a bit “bacony”.

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All sawdust flavours are great with poultry, seafood, pork, venison, lamb, beef, vegetables and cheese.
RRP $29.99 –

Balzer Adrenalin Inline Medium 400 rod


Balzer’s Adrenalin Inline Medium 400 is constructed from 40ton carbon fibre and then wrapped in carbon tape, which results in an incredibly strong rod.
The 120-400g casting weight makes this rod a great all-rounder for most New Zealand fish species. The force is distributed evenly throughout the internal length of the rod (no eyes) minimising unnecessary line tangles so you can fish for longer.
All rods come with a thread lining aid and a padded bag. RRP $342


Stoney Creek Chilly Bags 


Stoney Creek’s Chilly Bags are great for keeping your food and drink fresh this summer. The bags are light to carry and easy to store, making them a great Christmas gift just in time for those summer adventures. Particularly efficient, the bags will keep 18 cans cold for up to 100 hours. Manufactured using Defender 840D TPU construction, the product is super-durable and ideal for the rough and tumble experienced out on the boat or at the campsite. Packed full of purpose-built features, they will maximise any experience this Christmas. RRP $379.99

Raymarine Element HyperVision sounder

Built for anglers that want to be one step ahead of the game, Element delivers the sharpest view of the underwater world with HyperVision™ 1.2-megahertz super high-resolution sonar technology. HyperVision technology takes DownVision, SideVision and Raymarine RealVison 3D sonar to the next level of precision imaging and fish identification, letting you see structures, vegetation and fish with photo-like clarity. The Element also features an onboard quad-core processor, simple keypad controls and the LightHouse Sport operating system. Throw in the Element’s RealBathy™ personal depth map generator and you’ll be making your own high-definition bathymetric maps on the fly. The promotional price of $1,399 (incl. GST) includes an HV-100 Transducer and Navionics chart card. Available in 7-, 9- and 12-inch sizes. More info can be found at

Salt-Attack Flush Bags

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The Salt-Attack flush bag makes flushing easy and effective, enabling your motor to achieve maximum flow rates. It is prefect for areas that have water restrictions or limited water supply. Its collapsible design makes for easy storage, making it simple to take away on your next boating adventure. Sizes range from Small to XL and cater for nearly all outboard sizes. They are also made of heavy-duty material for long lasting use.

rescueMe – the world’s smallest PLB

Wherever you are at sea or on land, the rescueME PLB1 provides the reassurance that global emergency services can be alerted by the press of a button. The rescueME PLB1 can be operated with a single hand in even the most challenging situations. rescueME PLB1 works with the only officially recognised worldwide dedicated search and rescue satellite network (operated by Cospas Sarsat). As this is funded by governments – there are NO CHARGES to use this service. When activated, the rescueME PLB1 transmits your position and your ID to a Rescue Coordination Centre via satellite link. Rescue services nearest to you are promptly notified of your emergency and regularly advised of your current location to assist prompt rescue.

Salt-Attack Marine Engine Flush

The all-new Marine Engine Flush by Salt Attack is New Zealand made and contains the finest Ingredients with the latest surfactants and sequestering agents. Salt Attack removes salt effectively and safely from all marine engine cooling systems. Its super concentrated formula makes it cost effective and comes in either 2 or 4 litres. Salt Attack Marine Engine Flush is environmentally friendly and biodegradable. 

Intelli-Start Lithium Jump Starters

Introducing Projecta’s all new IntelliStart range — quite simply the safest, smartest and most powerful range of jumpstarters ever made. With Rapid Recharge Technology, it’s the first jumpstarter to recharge itself — so it’s always ready right when you need it. The high-cranking Lithium Iron Phosphate battery (LiFePO4) is purpose built for jump starting and lasts 4x longer than the competition, delivering incredible power to the premium ergo designed clamps, ensuring a smooth and reliable start time after time. Two models are available: the IS920 - 240A clamp power & 900 peak amps and the IS1220 - 400A clamp power & 1200 peak amps.

REDARC Tow-Pro brake controller

Whether you’re a relaxed fisherman, or like it more extreme, if you’re planning to hit the waters this summer, you’ll probably need to tow your boat. With two types of braking and a dash mounted knob,
REDARC’s Tow-Pro provides braking control at your fingertips. Offering both inertia sensing and user-controlled modes, the Tow-Pro also features a manual override function to assist in those moments where control is needed the most, such as correcting trailer sway. For security, peace of mind and safety when towing your boat, look no further than REDARC, the leading brand for electronic brake controller systems. Find more info at  

Handheld Colt 1000 LED Spot Light 2700 Lumen

This heavy duty, rechargeable LED handheld spotlight features 6 high powered LEDs which produces an impressive spot beam with up to 244m beam distance. The ‘Colt 1000’ is protected by a heavy-duty casing making it fully sealed and waterproof. Equipped with a removable, replaceable battery with 2.5 hours run time and only 1.5 hours recharge, this unit is ideal for boating, camping, hunting and emergency applications.


Catch More Snapper & Kingfish on Lures

Renowned Kiwi angler and former NZ Fishing News Editor Mark Kitteridge has, alongside Joe Dennehy, penned this insightful book into how to better your lure fishing skills. Whether you’re new to lures or a seasoned pro, you’ll be sure to learn something from this duo who have fished this way for decades.
Available at for $30 + shipping.

Hauraki Fishing Hot Spots by Bruce Duncan

New Zealand fishing legend Bruce Duncan lets you in on all his secrets in his new book Hauraki Gulf Fishing Hot Spots, a great Father’s Day gift for that Auckland angler in your life. Over 150 spots are profiled, and Bruce discusses the underwater terrain, target species, plus the best methods, tides and times to fish each area. Visit to purchase your copy.


NZ Fishing News Subscription

Give the gift of fishing this Christmas with a subscription to NZ Fishing News magazine. We’ve been sharing the latest and greatest fishing news, reviews and how-tos for over 40 years, and continue to be the go to for the best fishing stories and advice. With options for both print and digital spanning 6 to 26 issues, there’s sure to be an option for the fisher in your life. Plus, every new or renewed subscription in the months of November and December 2021 go into the draw to win a day fishing with Day’s Out Charters in the Bay of Islands. Subscribe online at for as little as $55 for a 6-month subscription.


Stoney Creek Catch Flag Set

This is the perfect gift for the keen game fishermen out there! The set of seven flags is designed to be secured on the port side outrigger when you’ve landed yourself a catch. The flags are all IGFA approved and are constructed with a durable polyester with bound edges. The PU coating means they dry quickly and hold their colour throughout summer. Fly the flags and let your mates know you you’ve got yourself a catch! RRP$99.99


Dirty Steve Foaming Applicator Gun

The Foaming Applicator Gun is a quick and easy way to deep clean your valued
possessions, and all from the comfort of your own home or anywhere with standard
garden hose access. It’s ideal for exterior maintenance cleaning of marine watercraft
such as boats, jet-ski’s, 4WD’s, cars, dirt bikes, caravans, RV’s, motorhomes and
Trailers. Simply connect a standard garden hose, load the generous 1L reservoir with
your choice of Dirty Steve Solution and ‘let the foam begin’. The Applicator Gun’s
adjustable dial allows total control over the foam and spray intensity, ensuring 100%

Dirty Steve Marine Engine Flush Applicator

Engine flushing is always recommended for marine vessels after any use in salt water, as well as for general maintenance cleaning to break down layers of salt accumulation, preventing corrosion and prolonging the life of your engine. The innovative Dirty Steve Marine Engine Flush Applicator allows for 100ml of Dirty Steve Engine Flush & Salt Eliminator Solution to be injected directly into engines of boats, jet-skis and personal watercraft, flushing out salt deposits that may remain inside the engine. It simply connects between the garden hose and marine outboard engine and mixes the solution automatically once the water tap is turned on, pushing solution through the engine for a deep flush.


Dirty Steve Peppermint Engine Flush and Salt Remover

Designed for flushing marine engines, removing salt and a general salt wash for marine
watercraft and equipment, Dirty Steve Engine Flush & Salt Eliminator is perfect for general
maintenance cleaning of boats, jet-skis, personal watercraft, trailers or any surface that
may come into contact with corrosive salty sea air. This innovative and flexible solution can
be used as a marine engine flush after a day at sea or used as a ‘spray & rinse’ for surfaces
to wash away accumulated salt, assisting in corrosion prevention.


Dirty Steve Banana Foaming Wash + Ceramic Infusion

The innovative Dirty Steve Banana Foaming Wash is the solution to a professional deep clean of your boats, jet-ski’s, cars, and dirt bikes after a day at the track, off-roading or on the water – and it can be used anywhere with standard hose & water access. Designed to lift and remove dirt, salt, and other contaminants from external surfaces with little effort, Dirty Steve Banana Foaming Wash is engineered specifically for use on marine vessels, for removal of salt and corrosion prevention and general maintenance. Our specially formulated solution is ceramic infused, creating a protective residue that leaves surfaces glistening and protected against contaminants.

Kilwell NZ Berley Pellets 3kg

Wanting to increase your catch rate this summer? Then use the all new Kilwell Berley Pellets to get the fish raving! The specially formulated fish attracting flavours are made here on our own soil in a sustainable manner and the bag itself is 100% recyclable. The re-sealable bag also means you don’t have to use it all at once – simply use the desired amount to get the fish in the game and save the rest for later. A tip from the pros is to mix the berley pellets with Kilwell Tuna Oil and watch the berley slick exponentially increase. This is another Kilwell original product which has had proven success over and over again! RRP $19.99 –

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