How To Catch

Export How to Catch highlights 16 of New Zealand's most sought-after recreational species and shines a light on the best methods for targeting them successfully. 

For beginner anglers, this resource provides fundamental information about species’ life histories, behaviours, and specific fishing techniques. For more experienced anglers, it may serve as a reminder of the many alternative methods and species that are available in our backyard.

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Fishing Reports Visit Reports

Bay of Islands Fishing Report - 26/01/23

Hit and miss It’s been tough finding the fish. I’ve had a few days out... Read More >

Bream Bay Fishing Report - 26/01/23

Action slowing down The fishing throughout Bream Bay has slowed generally over the past fortnight,... Read More >

Canterbury Fishing Report - 26/01/23

Rivermouth action going off! I’m almost scared to jinx things, but the weather has been... Read More >

West Coast Surfcasting Fishing Report - 26/01/23

Tough fishing to kick off the year Unfortunately, there wasn’t a great start weather-wise to... Read More >

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