Pacific

Fishing the South Pacific Islands

Fish the un-spoilt Pacific Islands and enjoy some great hospitality at the same time. The South Pacific islands are reknown for their blue and black marlin from May through to the end of November. Yellowfin tuna, dog tooth tuna sailfish mahimahi and wahoo are also key species throughout the region allowing anglers to play with some lighter tackle opponents. 

For advice on fishing charters in the pacific, click here.

Tropical Dreaming
April 2021

While not every angler is an overseas traveller, most will have had the desire to try fishing in overseas waters at least once suggests Gary Kemsley.... Read More >

Norfolk Island Fishing Options
March 2020

Norfolk Island is not often considered a fishing destination, but Steve Dickinson disagrees. In this article, he discusses the fishing options in Norfolk Island.... Read More >

Trevally rocks, Christmas Island, Kiribati
March 2020

Trevally Rocks on Christmas Island, Kiribati is the home of some large giant trevally.... Read More >

Fishing the tropics
January 2019

Gary Kemsley overcomes a frustrating session to enjoy some exciting tropical fishing.... Read More >

How to catch Mahimahi - part 2
August 2018

Although only seasonal summer visitors to New Zealand, mahimahi are one of the great mid-weight tropical sportfish. Sam Mossman concludes the profile on this enigmatic species... Read More >

How to catch Mahimahi - part 1
August 2018

If you are heading for the Pacific Islands for a winter getaway, the magnificent mahimahi are usually much more likely to be encountered than marlin; they... Read More >

Christmas Island
August 2016

Gary Kemsley heads out to a location of his fishing dreams - and finds unexpected bonuses!... Read More >

Pacific destinations - what tackle
February 2016

Gary Kemsley uses his extensive overseas experience to advise other intending anglers on what their preparations should involve.... Read More >

Fishing At Christmas Island

Christmas Island is a fisherman's paradise. Bonefish, giant trevally, tuna, triggerfish, sailfish and more can be found in great numbers at this untouched Pacific destination.... Read More >

Fishing in tropical destinations
August 2013

Gary Kemsley relates some of his tropical adventures. A Blast from the Past! This article originally appeared in NZ Fisherman magazine – February - 1998  ... Read More >

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