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

Inner Gulf Fishing Report - October 21st, 2021
Saltwater reports

"North of Rakino there are a few work ups with the school snapper in around the 20-metre mark." Bruce Duncan Reports... Read More >

Manukau/West Coast Fishing Report - October 21st, 2021
Saltwater reports

"The scallops in the harbour are in prime condition." Smudge reports... Read More >

Tauranga Fishing Report - October 21st, 2021
Saltwater reports

"There have been some really good-sized snapper caught down near Maketu/Pukehina" Russ Hawkins reports... Read More >

Hauraki Gulf Fishing Report - October 21st, 2021
Saltwater reports

"Tuna being caught on the famous Betabug is classic stuff, especially in October and not too far from Little Barrier makes for epic fishing." Espresso reports... Read More >

Bream Bay Fishing Report - October 21st, 2021
Saltwater reports

"The good news is, you don’t have to travel very far at either end of the bay – Whangarei entrance or Mangawhai." Grant Dixon reports... Read More >

Rotorua Fishing Report - October 21st, 2021
Freshwater reports

"The average sized fish has been slightly up on previous years and they have been in fantastic condition with most fish around 6lb on Rotoiti" Mike... Read More >

Canterbury Fishing Report - October 21st, 2021
Freshwater reports

Simon McMillan of Christchurch Hunting and Fishing New Zealand offers reporting on both the saltwater and freshwater fishing... Read More >

Bream Bay Fishing Report - October 7th, 2021
Saltwater reports

"Fishing in the vicinity of the pilchard boats would be a good place to start looking if heading out into Bream Bay." Grant Dixon reports... Read More >

Tauranga Fishing Report - October 7th, 2021
Saltwater reports

"The harbour is still fishing well on the channel banks for nice snapper up near Rangiwaea Island and Motuhoa Island." Russ Hawkins reports... Read More >

Hauraki Gulf Fishing Report - October 7th, 2021
Saltwater reports

"Water temps are up, only just but the incline has started – great news as this brings more snapper in closer," Espresso reports... Read More >

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    Catch Black Label Livies Review
    October 2021

    Deputy Editor Ethan Neville headed to the Far North with Catch Fishing owner John Donald to check out the brand new Black Label Livies soft-baits, and... Read More >

    How to Dry Age Fish
    October 2021

    Bea Bagnall shares her method for dry aging fish & a delicious recipe for Creamy Lemon Snapper Fettuccine... Read More >

    Hooks for Whole Fish and Strip Baits
    October 2021

    Mark Kitteridge discusses some hook options when using bait to target table fish, and also walks us through how to rig up basic dropper/ledger rigs.... Read More >

    Why you need to check and clean your boat and gear
    October 2021

    From berthage to engine maintenance. Safety equipment to navigation. Food, water, and everything in between. If you’ve got a boat, there is a lot to think... Read More >

    A Tribute to Trevally
    October 2021

    Trevally, in the opinion of Hayden Speed, are one of the hardest fighting fish pound for pound in the ocean. Hayden loves to target trevally and as... Read More >