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

Bream Bay Fishing Report - August 11th, 2022
Saltwater reports

"Typically in winter the bite is short, but many are telling me that if you are in the right place at the right time, you will... Read More >

Hauraki Gulf Fishing Report - August 11th, 2022
Saltwater reports

"The inner gulf has been producing nice numbers of snapper without having to go too far and spend a heap of dollars on fuel.... Read More >

Raglan Fishing Report - August 11th, 2022
Saltwater reports

"There is currently excellent winter snapper fishing in the 60-metre plus depths west and southwest of the Raglan bar.... Read More >

Tauranga Fishing Report - August 11th, 2022
Saltwater reports

"Last Friday, the Motiti Island area produced some great snapper, the largest being an estimated 8kg (18lb), which was released back into shallow water. Other good... Read More >

Bay of Islands Fishing Report - August 11th, 2022
Saltwater reports

"Snapper and kingfish have been on the chew in the Bay of Islands and its coastal areas.  ... Read More >

Canterbury Fishing Report - August 11th, 2022
Freshwater reports

"It has been well documented that the weather has been pretty rough down here over the last couple of weeks, but as I say, you can... Read More >

Bream Day Fishing Report - July 28th, 2022
Saltwater reports

"The ‘Bait and Berley Brigade’ tell me that the Waipu River mouth and Uretiti foul have produced some good snapper to 6-7kgs... Read More >

Espresso Fishing Report - July 28th, 2022
Saltwater reports

"Muddy-water blues indeed. The wild weather continues, and massive rain run-offs bring a mixed bag of fortunes for fishing.... Read More >

Tauranga Fishing Report - July 28th, 2022
Saltwater reports

"After many dives in all sorts of boats over the past 50 years, I have learned that you are far better to get changed into warm,... Read More >

Hauraki Gulf Fishing Report - July 28th, 2022
Saltwater reports

"I must admit that I love the challenge of winter fishing, but the weather this year is enough to make a man turn to the drink!... Read More >

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    Latest Articles

    Northern Scallop Beds Collapse
    August 2022

    Community action around the Hauraki Gulf shows increasing public support for giving scallops a chance to rest and recover for future generations as the dwindling scollop... Read More >

    DIY Smoker
    August 2022

    How to convert an old filing cabinet into a fish smoker.... Read More >

    Measure-based Fishing Competitions
    August 2022

    Alistair Arkell typically shies away from fishing competitions, but with many organisers now moving towards a more sustainable ‘measure only’ format, he decided to make an... Read More >

    Roy McIntyre: Lifelong Fisherman
    July 2022

    “I’ve never done anything else, and I started fishing with my dad when I was three and a half,” Roy told me over the phone. “Just... Read More >

    Hapuku with a Summer Salad by Bea Bagnall
    July 2022

    Bea Bagnall creates a refreshing Hapuku with Summer Salad dish... Read More >