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

Inner Gulf Fishing Report - January 13th, 2022
Saltwater reports

"Both the Noises and Rakino have been producing good numbers of snapper during the day but the best fishing has been at the change of light... Read More >

Manukau/West Coast Fishing - January 13th, 2022
Saltwater reports

"It has been an interesting time out off the west coast over the last month. The big snapper schools have predictably started to disperse but the... Read More >

Tauranga Fishing Report - January 13th, 2022
Saltwater reports

"Motiti Island out towards the 80 metre marks are still giving good results with mainly tarakihi, along with the odd snapper and golden snapper." Russ Hawkins... Read More >

Raglan Fishing Report - January 13th, 2022
Saltwater reports

"Summer snapper fishing is now in the typical 15 to 25 metre depth ranges and shallower. Off the beaches either up the coast or around the... Read More >

Bream Bay Fishing Report - January 13th, 2022
Saltwater reports

"Most of our success over the break has come from the 30-50 metre mark where we have fished the contours – where there is a noticeable... Read More >

Hauraki Gulf Fishing Report - December 16th, 2021
Saltwater reports

"Gurnard are happily hanging around the wide open ‘worm beds’ of the inner gulf areas, so places like the North Shore Bays are primed for some... Read More >

Bay of Islands Fishing Report - December 16th, 2021
Saltwater reports

"Kingies are back in the bay on the bait schools and there are plenty on the deeper reefs as well." SpotX Fishing Charters reports... Read More >

Kontiki Fishing Report - December 16th, 2021
Saltwater reports

"In the eastern Bay of Plenty, the fish seem to be in closer, especially around the stone beaches like Toreere and Hawai." Mike Conolly reports... Read More >

Raglan Fishing Report - December 16th, 2021
Saltwater reports

"There are bigger patches of kahawai appearing in the 40 metre region north with snapper blow them if you can endure the plague above." Murray Monds... Read More >

Inner Gulf Fishing Reports - December 16th, 2021
Saltwater reports

"After sixty years of fishing the Hauraki Gulf there is still a lot to learn and often it’s just a matter of sitting back, relaxing and... Read More >

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