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

Canterbury Fishing Report - 01/12/22
Freshwater reports

"The word is out; kingfish have been caught in the bay! This is great news and certainly gets the Canterbury boat anglers frothing!... Read More >

Rotorua Fishing Report - 01/12/22
Freshwater reports

"Some lovely browns have been caught in the shallows of Lake Rotorua. The northern side of the lake has seen these browns smelting up in the... Read More >

Tauranga Fishing Report - 01/12/22
Saltwater reports

"Mother Nature has been looking after her own, with just a few weather windows to get out and harvest kaimoana over the last two weeks.... Read More >

Wellington Fishing Report - 01/12/22
Saltwater reports

"The fishing has been going well, with some good light winds of late, making all coasts fishable.... Read More >

Bruce Duncan Hauraki Gulf Fishing Report - 01/12/22
Saltwater reports

"With snapper in spawn mode, they are being fussy as to what they eat and are very light on the bite so, over the slack water, fishing... Read More >

The Espresso Hauraki Gulf Report - 01/12/22
Saltwater reports

"Great news for kayakers and tiny tinnies as the mid-Hauraki gulf action has spread out, with good fishing all around and inshore hot spots bursting into... Read More >

Raglan Fishing Report - 01/12/22
Saltwater reports

"With the recent onslaught of winds out west, the days at sea have been numbered. Good fishing continues from 35 out to 65 meters and beyond,... Read More >

Bay of Islands Fishing Report - 01/12/22
Saltwater reports

"Southern visitor James Lentjies – captain of the Highlanders – came into Screaming Reels the other day enquiring about where to fish off the rocks, so... Read More >

Bream Bay Fishing Report - 01/12/22
Saltwater reports

"Out wide, the action has been great. Guide Nik Key was out in 90 metres of water north-west of the Chicks last week and got among... Read More >

Rotorua Area Report - 17/11/22
Freshwater reports

"The fishing around the Rotorua region is steadily starting to improve over the last couple of weeks. Lake Tarawera continues to be the star of the... Read More >

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    Latest Articles

    Beer Battered Fish Burgers
    December 2022

    Kaelah James shares her recipe for beer-battered fish burgers with a gochujang mayo and kimchi slaw.... Read More >

    Livebaiting Basics
    December 2022

    Of all the forms of fishing, livebaiting would have to be one of the most productive for targeting big fish, says Adam Clancey.... Read More >

    Daiwa Free Swimmer BR Review
    December 2022

    Spinning reels with dual drag systems have been around since the late 1980s; the secondary drag system allows fish to take the bait and run before... Read More >

    Tips for Summer Fishing
    December 2022

    Sunshine, long days and warming waters mark New Zealand’s summer season. Boaties flock to the water, many hoping to secure a good feed of fish. However,... Read More >

    Young Anglers Nationals Competitions
    December 2022

    In 2021, a group of keen junior anglers from across the country came together to form the NZSFC ‘Youth Committee'. One of their first projects was... Read More >