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

Hauraki Gulf – Espresso Report - 26/01/23
Saltwater reports

"Typical wild and changeable weather means you really need to pick your day currently. However, when those winds abate the snapper are surprisingly accommodating, and with... Read More >

Bruce Duncan - Hauraki Gulf Fishing Report - 26/01/23
Saltwater reports

"The change of light at this time of the year provides some of the better snapper action, especially when combined with a decent berley and chum... Read More >

Raglan Fishing Report - 26/01/23
Saltwater reports

"The snapper are back on the bite, feeding up again after the usual scatter following the end of the spring spawning season. ... Read More >

Tauranga Area Report - 26/01/23
Saltwater reports

"I had a charter out last Saturday in breezy conditions with a south-westerly up to 15 knots and, being 12 miles out, it was a bit... Read More >

West Coast Surfcasting Fishing Report - 26/01/23
Saltwater reports

"At times like this when you are struggling with ‘Plan A’, it pays to have a backup and an open mind. When one method doesn’t work,... Read More >

Bream Bay Fishing Report - 26/01/23
Saltwater reports

Steve reports the Mokohinau Islands have been “fish central” for the last few months. “We have never missed,” he says – but the weather is the... Read More >

Bay of Islands Fishing Report - 26/01/23
Saltwater reports

"The consensus seems to be that the snapper are either in shallow or out deep. If I get a chance, I’ll be heading out to the... Read More >

Canterbury Fishing Report - 26/01/23
Freshwater reports

"Small, shiny lures like ticers, and little jigs and spoons like Chinooks and Senkou, seem to be the go-to presently, but remember-soft baits work really well... Read More >

Bream Bay Fishing Report - 13/01/23
Saltwater reports

"Many holidaymakers – and the keener locals – have been working the Whangarei harbour which has produced some good snapper catches.... Read More >

Bay of Islands Fishing Report - 13/01/22
Saltwater reports

"The game season is truly underway. Jeff on Resolution captured a shortbill spearfish, tagged and released two striped marlin and brought home a yellowfin tuna –... Read More >

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    Latest Articles

    Hooks for Trout Fishing
    February 2023

    When Greg Morton goes trout fishing, the main purpose is to catch fish. To achieve this, he needs hook-ups that stick; the phrase, “well hooked” sums... Read More >

    Prawn & Sweet Potato Fritters
    February 2023

    Bea Bagnall shares a recipe for prawn and sweet potato fritters... Read More >

    Lure Fishing Options
    January 2023

    If, 30 years ago, Grant Dixon could have fast-forwarded three decades and checked out the contents of his current tackle bag, the response would have been,... Read More >

    The 2023 Great Tradie Fish Off is Back!
    January 2023

    Trade against trade, company against company, mate again mate – it’s time to prove you’re the best at what truly matters: catching fish.... Read More >

    Export Competition 2022-2023 Quarterly Update
    January 2023

    One lucky angler will win the Export Fishing Competition major prize at the end of the 2022-2023 season, and it’s as simple as entering one eligible... Read More >