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

Raglan Fishing Report - May 20th, 2022
Saltwater reports

"Good fishing continues out of Raglan, with the oversized ‘West Coast Pannies’ presenting in premium condition. Gurnard are starting to regularly appear in the catch, especially... Read More >

Hauraki Express Gulf Report - May 20th, 2022
Saltwater reports

"The kingfish have now moved out to the further reaches of the Gulf with the cooling water, but good sessions have been had at the top... Read More >

Inner Hauraki Gulf Fishing Report - May 20th, 2022
Saltwater reports

"The weather in the last couple of weeks has been good enough for us to get out to the more remote spots around the Noises and... Read More >

Manukau & West Coast Fishing Report - May 20th, 2022
Saltwater reports

"The snapper fishing in the harbour has been outstanding, but more for the quality and size of the fish than catch numbers. Having said that, it’s... Read More >

Tauranga Fishing Report - 20th May, 2022
Saltwater reports

"The snapper fishing has been simply great, with fish up to 22lb being caught in 40 meters of water, and it is not taking long from... Read More >

Bream Bay Fishing Report - May 20th, 2022
Saltwater reports

"Anglers snapper fishing off the big sand dune at Mangawhai have reported an increased presence of gurnard, in both numbers and size, earlier than in previous... Read More >

Canterbury Fishing Report - May 20th, 2022
Freshwater reports

"The local weather has been kind over the past two weeks, but noticeably cooler, and looks like things will turn for the worse late this week... Read More >

Rotorua Lakes Area Report - May 20th, 2022
Freshwater reports

"Surprisingly, there was a very early autumn start to the annual winter shoreline fishing around the Rotorua lakes. Anglers had great success back in early April... Read More >

Canterbury Fishing Report - May 5th, 2022
Freshwater reports

"With the duck season opening on Saturday, the real focus of the past two weeks has been the run into that, but there has been some... Read More >

Espresso Hauraki Gulf Report - May 6th, 2022
Saltwater reports

"Solid autumn fishing abounds, whether you’re in the shallows, mid-depth, or deeper. There’s all sorts of species to choose from at this time of year: trevally,... Read More >

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    Latest Articles

    Fisheries Compliance Q&A Part 2
    May 2022

    Grant Dixon is sometimes asked to give his interpretation of fishing regulations, quite often by people who have found themselves on the wrong end of an... Read More >

    Maintenance is key to Reel Performance
    May 2022

    Reel maintenance is the key to trouble-free fishing, suggests reel technician James Gibbons. Without maintaining your reel, you can get caught out on the day with... Read More >

    Fishing Dead Sheep Bluff
    May 2022

    The fishing spot my brother John and I found a couple of weeks ago will forever be called Dead Sheep Bluff because of what we discovered... Read More >

    Railblaza Spooling Tool Review
    May 2022

    RailBlaza is a Kiwi company that has always been about innovation, especially around making fishing and boating an easier experience.... Read More >

    Early Morning Landbased Fishing
    May 2022

    For landbased fisherman Peter Hwang, there is no better time to fish than first light... Read More >