Northland and The Bay of Islands

The Northland region is recognized as a world class fishing destination. Despite the close attention such a reputation attracts, the resilience of the Bay of Island’s marine habitat continues to provide both local and international fishers with memorable fishing experiences. In addition, the bay is sheltered from most weather by the extensive Cape Brett peninsular and countless islands. The result is a playground for boaties with options a-plenty in all but the most severe weather. Snapper, kingfish, terakihi, hapuku/bass are all prolific species and the gamefishing in the summer can be quite spectacular with striped and blue marlin being a target species from January to May.

Small Boat Fishing in Whatuwhiwhi, Northland
June 2020

Shane Hartstone recently purchased a portable inflatable boat which he keeps in ... Read More >

Softbait Fishing In The Far North Of New Zealand
March 2020

Softbait fishing in the far North of New Zealand and how to catch big snapper an... Read More >

Fishing North Cape New Zealand
March 2020

Nick Jones travels to the North Cape to target kingfish, snapper and hapuku. Whi... Read More >

Landbased Fishing In The Far North
February 2020

Landbased fishing is sometimes the only option when the weather turns sour. This... Read More >

Gamefishing on the Wanganella Banks
January 2020

Shay Ward details his adventures gamefishing on the Wanganella banks and shows w... Read More >

A trip to The Three Kings with Hauraki Express
January 2020

After much planning, time and money had gone into a proposed Three Kings trip ab... Read More >

Catching big trevally in the Far North
January 2020

Snapper and kingfish have traditionally been the focus of Jason Neute’s an... Read More >

Doubtless Bay fishing spots
October 2019

The Far North has an amazingly diverse and healthy fishery, and I personally hav... Read More >

Channel Island
September 2019

 Rob Fort ticks another magical location off the list, and has a great time... Read More >

Trailer boat fishing the Three Kings
May 2019

The fish don’t get much bigger nor the location more remote than the Three... Read More >