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New Zealand fishing destinations

New Zealand has world leading striped marlin and yellowtail kingfish fisheries as well as superb recreational fishing for snapper, kahawai, terakihi, trevally, blue cod, john dory, gurnard, hapuka & bass, trout & salmon.

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Snapper fishing on the Manukau Harbour in Spring
September 2020

Spring is an exciting time for anglers across New Zealand, especially for those ... Read More >

Fishing New Zealand's Offshore Islands
August 2020

Sam Mossman walks us through NZ's most popular offshore island fishing destinati... Read More >

Autumn trout fishing in New Zealand's South Island
March 2020

There are plenty of good trout fishing options on the mainland in May. It can of... Read More >

Guide to fishing the Mackenzie Canals part 2
October 2019

In Part II of this guide to fishing the Mackenzie Country canals, Shane Hartston... Read More >

Guide to fishing the Mackenzie Canals
September 2019

In sharing some of his experiences at the Mackenzie Country canals, Shane Hartst... Read More >

South Island fishing in spring
August 2019

From early November the quality of sea fishing around the South Island improves ... Read More >

North Island land based fishing spots
August 2019

New Zealand is blessed with a variety of fish species and coastlines, making shore-fishing a rich and diverse experience. I've personally used rock fi... Read More >

South Island land based fishing spots
August 2019

Following last month’s review of North Island fishing regions this month Andy McLeod covers the South Island.... Read More >

Fishing in the southern lakes
May 2019

Peter Langlands says late autumn and early winter are prime times to maximise th... Read More >

Fishing at the Wanganella Banks
May 2019

When Ben Brown, accompanied by lensman Steve Morgan, were offered the opportunit... Read More >

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