Fishing Reports

Fishing reports and regular fishing updates from many areas around New Zealand and the Pacific Islands are brought to you by a number of charter operators, fishing guides and others.

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Latest Reports

Canterbury Fishing Report - December 3rd, 2021
Freshwater reports

Simon McMillan of Christchurch Hunting and Fishing New Zealand offers reporting on both the saltwater and freshwater fishing... Read More >

Rotorua Fishing Report - December 3rd, 2021
Freshwater reports

"Jigging and trolling have both been productive and also for the fly fishers drifting around the White Cliffs area" Mike Smith reports... Read More >

Hauraki Gulf Fishing Report - December 3rd, 2021
Saltwater reports

"The mid ground in 30-45m is still a great place to be consistently catching good snapper, no real need for workups there’s plenty of grazing snapper... Read More >

Bream Bay Fishing Report - December 3rd, 2021
Saltwater reports

"Some reasonable-sized kingfish moving into the shallower foul throughout Bream Bay, while the deeper pins seem to have been invaded by ‘rats’ – fish up to... Read More >

Manukau/West Coast Fishing - December 3rd, 2021
Saltwater reports

"Gurnard are surprisingly still in good condition and if you know where they are and how to catch them, there are plenty of trevally in the... Read More >

Tauranga Fishing Report - December 3rd, 2021
Saltwater reports

"The harbour again is producing some great trevally but I have not had any reports of the snapper side of things here." Russ Hawkins reports... Read More >

Raglan Fishing Report - December 3rd, 2021
Saltwater reports

"Good catches of snapper are how ever still being reported in most depths from 35 meters out 70 plus meters." Murray Monds reports... Read More >

Inner Gulf Fishing Report - December 3rd, 2021
Saltwater reports

"Largish schools have turned up by Browns Island and on the northern side of Rangitoto." Bruce Duncan reports... Read More >

Hauraki Gulf Fishing Report - October 28th, 2021
Saltwater reports

Extended Whangaparaoa bay areas continue to be a good place to be for many according to a lot of birds, baitfish and their hangers on –... Read More >

Canterbury Fishing Report - November 18th, 2021
Freshwater reports

Simon McMillan of Christchurch Hunting and Fishing New Zealand offers reporting on both the saltwater and freshwater fishing... Read More >

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    Latest Articles

    The Dilemma of a South Island Fishing Guide
    December 2021

    2020 was not an easy year for South Island fishing guides. Matt Butler was one guide who lost his client base overnight when COVID hit, but... Read More >

    Fishing on Holiday – Where to Start
    December 2021

    This summer, Kiwis are going to be exploring our own backyard like never before. Matt Watson explains the basics of what to look for when you... Read More >

    A Trophy Snapper
    December 2021

    With conditions against them, Jane Spicer and mother-in-law Julie headed to the bricks in search of a trophy snapper. Jane shares the story of the day…... Read More >

    Sea Change Plan Wide of the Mark
    December 2021

    Mangawhai based charter operator, fishing guide and lodge host Tony Orton is still in shock after looking at the current Sea Change plan intended to revitalise... Read More >

    New Zealand Fishing News Christmas Gift Guide
    November 2021

    There’s no such thing as too much fishing kit, and Christmas is the perfect time to top up the fishing coffers for the angler in your... Read More >