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Kiwi Blues

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Category: Saltwater Fishing
Forum Name: The Work-Up
Forum Description: Game fishing related topics here
Printed Date: 25 May 2024 at 1:13am

Topic: Kiwi Blues
Posted By: dustin
Subject: Kiwi Blues
Date Posted: 26 Aug 2002 at 8:21am

Guys can you tell this ignorant foreigner a little about the Blue Marlin fishery in New Zealand?

things like - seasons, size, how abundant, where found, how caught, differences between Blue and Striped Marlin in terms of finding hooking and fighting

what little i've heard suggests that you guys have a blue marlin fishery that a lot of places where they're seriously fished for would envy

looking forward to the replies

cheers dustin

Posted By: Kerren
Date Posted: 26 Aug 2002 at 3:40pm


One thing that I do know about Blues is that their captures are on the increase compared with strippie numbers on the decline!...It is hard to work out the reasons for this but either our water temps are on the rise (which I don't think is the case!) or longlinner fleets are thinning out the strippie fisherey!?

Season; late Feb - late May

Average weight (guestimate); 200kg -

Last Grander - 456.8kg (1999 - Capt. Bob Ash - Reel Passion, Angler - Tony Harding - method livebait)

Methods - lures and live baits


I will try and get someone to answer your qs that has seen a lot of Blues over the past few years!


I am Kermit, Leader of Muppets Nov 05

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