Trout bigger at Kaipara lakes

Mangawhai angler Murray Dix with his 3.695kg winning rainbow trout at this year's Kai Iwi Lakes Trout Fishing competition.

Anglers are catching record-sized trout not seen in years at lakes in the Taharoa Domain because of the deforesting of pine stands.

Secrets of the pros: How to catch a marlin gallery

Marlin master class - soaking up the pro's secrets

Ever wondered how those top gameboat skippers and crews manage to out-fish you in the marlin stakes time after time?

Coromandel fishermen catch pig

Glen Dobbs and mate Adrian landed the 63kg boar during The Bounty Hunter Fishing Tournament.

The two fishermen weren't expecting a pig to be part of their catch.

Big water attracts humongous trout gallery

A fat pig of a brownie weighing almost 30lb caught by Ben Cross, this time taken ‘Taupo style’ on fly-fishing tackle and a small Grey Ghost.

Some phenominal trout-fishing action is taking place at the Mackenzie Canals.

370kg swordfish too big for boat

Success – but almost too much of it! This broadbill proved too heavy to bring on board, so had to be bent around the stern.

It was the catch of a decade... a fish so big it needed a marina crane to land it.

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