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 - 22/09/22
Saltwater reports

"There is only good news in this report. Everyone I have spoken to has been getting among the fish, even when the Moon/Tide calendars say ‘stay... Read More >

Hauraki Gulf Fishing Report – Bruce Duncan - 22/09/22
Saltwater reports

"Snapper are just now starting to school up as their roe enlarges. At present the schools are fairly small but will increase in size as the... Read More >

Hauraki Gulf Fishing Report - Espresso - 22/09/22
Saltwater reports

The rumble in the jungle regarding spring snapper fishing is good, very good. Are you planning to be hot on the heels of some snapper?... Read More >

Tauranga Fishing Report - 22/09/22
Saltwater reports

"The north-western ‘top’ part of the island had plenty of mackerel and other small baitfish cruising around in good numbers, with a few small snapper among... Read More >

Raglan Fishing Report - 22/09/22
Saltwater reports

"West and north of the bar leads in around 55-65m have been producing the best with good-sized snapper schooling – with some big moochers in the... Read More >

Turangi - Taupo Fishing Report - 22/09/22
Freshwater reports

"The fishing has continued to fire with both the Tongariro and Tauranga-Taupo producing good numbers of fish.... Read More >

Canterbury Fishing Report - 22/09/22
Freshwater reports

"Once again, the weather has been settled over the past two weeks, but the sea has been a bit lumpy locally making it tough on the... Read More >

Canterbury Fishing Report - September 8th, 2022
Freshwater reports

In contrast to the last two reports I submitted, the weather has been quite kind to us over the past couple of weeks, settled and warm,... Read More >

Taupo/Turangi Fishing Report - September 8th, 2022
Freshwater reports

"The fantastic fishing continues on the Central Plateau after our last big flood. The Tongariro has seen some significant changes down the lower end with tracks... Read More >

Bream Bay Fishing Report - September 8th, 2022
Saltwater reports

"You don’t have to go far to find work-up action in Bream Bay currently. But don’t expect to return to the same location day after day... Read More >

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    Raglan Fishing Report - 22/09/22

    Big snapper turn up on west coast With springtime here, the big snapper have turned... Read More >

    Canterbury Fishing Report - 22/09/22

    Salmon action at Kaikoura Once again, the weather has been settled over the past two... Read More >

    Turangi - Taupo Fishing Report - 22/09/22

    Tongariro Floods clearing away the snags We have had yet another big flood come through... Read More >

    Tauranga Fishing Report - 22/09/22

    Deep water species few and far between Regrettably, there’s not a lot happening with the... Read More >

    Latest Articles

    Kingfish - A Personal Best Story
    September 2022

    In the March issue, our reader’s story was contributed by Blenheim’s Jason Anderson, who paid tribute to his partner Laura Solomon’s ability to nail great PB... Read More >

    Moon Tide Fishing Season's Highlights
    September 2022

    As series two of Moon Tide Fishing draws closer to an end, presenter Nori Martin thought it would be appropriate to reflect on some of the... Read More >

    Bait and Berley Tips for Straylining
    September 2022

    In the second part of Hayden Speed’s look at straylining techniques, he covers boat placement, currents, bait, and berley deployment.... Read More >

    Skipping Baits for Billfish
    September 2022

    In Tony Orton’s eyes, raising a marlin behind a teaser then switching it over to a skipping-bait is one of the coolest ways to hook a... Read More >

    Gurnard Tacos
    September 2022

    Kaelah James is taking the Instagram world by storm by posting delicious kaimoana recipes and sharing her amazing outdoors adventures with her whanau.... Read More >