New Zealand Fishing News
New Zealand Fishing News
The ability to target different species around New Zealand is a big part of owning a trailer boat and an important part of the kiwi fishing culture. Depending on the size and weight of the craft, along with towing vehicle and trailer specifications, a variety of rules apply.
The Export NZ Fishing Competition Update. As we sail through December and towards the end of another year, longer days with warmer weather provide great angling opportunities. However, the morning missions can sometimes be hamstrung by the end-of-year functions and late-night Christmas shopping!
Whether you catch fish for a feed or buy it from your local market or fish and chip shop, there’s one thing that’s clear – we all want to know that our seafood comes from healthy fisheries that will continue to provide delicious kaimoana for future generations.
Whatever your waka, coastguard tautiaki moana is the charity helping to keep us safe out on the water. They are the only marine search and rescue organisation in new zealand delivering vital lifesaving services. Powered by volunteers, they rely on the generosity of people like you to support them.
The water is warming up and fish have been feeding voraciously, putting on condition. Combined with settled patches of weather, anglers have had an easier time getting bent, out on the water.
The 2023 jetfish national fishing competition is about to get underway! This is a nationwide personal watercraft (pwc) fishing competition, open to anyone and everyone fishing from a ski in new zealand, wherever you are and whatever ski you ride. The sport of fishing from pwcs, or as we like to call it, jetfishing, has absolutely taken off in recent years! We are so grateful that we can get out on the water this summer, and what better way to celebrate than with an open compe
We have all dreamt of catching a 20lb snapper, and for most people growing up, this was the holy grail of fishing. For Alister Arkell, it started with Geoff Thomas’s ‘Snapper Secrets’.
It takes a bit to get veteran angler Mark Kitteridge piscatorially excited these days, but taking a refreshing look at targeting the anchovy workups has seen him chortling like a schoolboy!
As Nick Jones sat at home on a cold day scrutinising the charts for likely looking swordfish spots, his wife Brooke asked him, “When are you going gurnard fishing again?” He almost felt guilty – “How could I have forgotten my humble winter companions?”
Luke Davis is one of New Zealand’s best known game fishermen, and is also well known for his shallow-water snapper and kingfish exploits. So, when his new boat Evo was launched late last year, it attracted a huge amount of attention – not least because he had a huge influence in the design.
We have all heard of the KISS theory, right? Keep It Simple Stupid! Well, Navico’s electronics engineers must have used it as their catchphrase when developing the new SimradNSX chartplotter/fishfinder because it is so simple and easy to use.