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Sam Mossman discusses the influence of El Niño on fishing....

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Grant Dixon and friends tackle some monster sturgeon in Canada...

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Raglan Fishing Report - 14/06/24

Snapper the mainstay There are plenty of good-sized, healthy snapper out there from 60m all... Read More >

14 Jun 2024
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Northland Fishing Report - 14/06/24

Snapper in close and bluenose out wide We are well into winter now, the air... Read More >

14 Jun 2024
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Hauraki Gulf Fishing Report - 14/06/24

Gurnard, anyone? Although we’ve been hamstrung by some wind from the northerly quarter of late,... Read More >

14 Jun 2024
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Top of the South Fishing Report - 14/06/24

Kingfish fishery healthy Unfortunately, work has prevented me from getting out over the last couple... Read More >

14 Jun 2024

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Another beauty Dave, and not a bad bycatch on the gurnard rig....

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Latest News

Fisheries Prosecutions Roundup

19 June 2024

Not following the rules for gathering shellfish has cost some recreational fishers thousands of dollars in fines....
Latest Fishing Reports - 14/06/24

14 June 2024

The latest fishing reports from around New Zealand - brought to you by Mercury Marine....
Export NZ Fishing Competition Prize Boat Winner

14 June 2024

Carla Goudie, a keen landbased angler from the Waikato, has driven away with The Export NZ Fishing Competition 2023/24 season prize boat!...
Proposed Temporary Closure for Harvesting Mussels

13 June 2024

Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Awa has requested a two-year closure over an area within Ōhiwa Harbour to the harvest of mussels....