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

Northland Fishing Report - 16/05/24
Saltwater reports

"This is the time of the year to target those trophy fish, as you will typically find the fish are fatter and in better condition... Read More >

16 May 2024
Tauranga Fishing Report - 16/05/24
Saltwater reports

"The shallow areas, even with just softbaits, have fished very well with some great-sized snapper chasing softbaits right to the surface... Read More >

16 May 2024
Raglan Fishing Report - 16/05/24
Saltwater reports

"The run of good autumn fishing continues, with a lot of snapper and bycatch species in the 20-30m depths... Read More >

16 May 2024
Bay of Islands Fishing Report - 16/05/24
Saltwater reports

"Photos of huge crayfish, kingfish and snapper have been an almost daily arrival in my inbox... Read More >

16 May 2024
Inner Hauraki Gulf Fishing Report - 16/05/24
Saltwater reports

"It’s not often I use a keeper hook but with the bite the way it was, I gave it a go on a floater... Read More >

16 May 2024
Hauraki Gulf Fishing Report - 16/05/24
Saltwater reports

"Snapper have been chewing hard for those fishing the ‘middle’ areas of the gulf – the fish are putting on condition... Read More >

16 May 2024
Canterbury Fishing Report - 16/05/24
Freshwater reports

"I did mention the canals in the previous report but concentrated on the trout. Since then, we have been hearing great stories of the salmon..."... Read More >

16 May 2024
Top of the South Fishing Report - 16/05/24
Saltwater reports

"The fish moving deeper is not a bad thing either, as this time of the year the fishing at the top of D’Urville is amazing... Read More >

16 May 2024
Bream Bay Fishing Report - 02/05/24
Saltwater reports

"Many people say the lure fishing slows down in late autumn/winter in favour of bait and berley missions, but they are not necessarily right..."... Read More >

02 May 2024
Top of the South Fishing Report - 02/05/24
Saltwater reports

"The fish have moved slightly deeper but there are still plenty of snapper being caught in shallow - even off the beach..."... Read More >

02 May 2024

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