Area Reports

Sth Hauraki Gulf Sept 14

Southern Hauraki Gulf - September 2014

Casting around the inner harbour has been hard work over the last few weeks.

Whangarei/Tutukaka - September 2014

Big storms produce great inshore fishing

The recent pounding along our coast stirred up plenty of feed.

Northern Hauraki Gulf - September 2014

Spring snapper soon on the way


Snapper are still in the gulf, but are not as willing to take a bait as throughout the summer months.

Eastern Coromandel - September 2014

Longlines produce the goods

MARTY BOWERS - Fishing News

There can be September days when the small panny snapper are in close, but generally they are moving out by now and not in easy reach from the beaches.

Manukau - September 2014

Spring snapper on the way

BEN FRANCIS - Fishing News

Spring snapper fishing is not far away, with September generally marking the beginning of this.

Whangarei/Tutukaka - May 2013

With the days getting shorter and a little rain arriving, it seems that our extended summer has come to an end.

Bay of Islands - May 2013

The best marlin catches continue to be inside the 200m contour, with the most action being from about 120m off the Nine Pin and in 140m east of Piercy Island.

Far North - May 2013

Whangaroa - May 2013

Northern Hauraki Gulf - May 2013

Kawau has plenty of snapper around the coast and associated islands; the only problem is their size.

Manukau - May 2013

Easter passed, and due to a great period of weather there were plenty of people out on the water.

Manukau - April 2013

Northern Hauraki Gulf - April 2013

Southern Hauraki Gulf - May 2013

The long, hot summer of 2013 is finally ending.

Waihi/Whangamata - September 2014

This time of year doesn’t usually produce good catches of kingfish – but this year’s an exception.

Freshwater Waikato - May 2013

Water temperatures in the Waikato are still up and the drought is still very real - however, all of that is likely to change soon.

Waihi/Whangamata - May 2013

Eastern Coromandel - May 2013

West Coast Waikato - September 2014

With spring just around the corner now, we can soon expect an influx of snapper schools moving inshore to build condition in preparation for spawning.

Rotorua - September 2014

While the traditional winter fly fishing is coming to an end, there are still good fish being caught.

Taupo- September 2014

Now that September has arrived, the Hinemaiaia River is beginning to taper off, with most fish in spent condition.

Whakatane - September 2014

Tauranga - May 2013

Tauranga - September 2014

Our great table fish, tarakihi, are still out wide (from 55-80m), with the inner ground around the 30m mark producing mainly small snapper.

Wellington - May 2013

The west coast of Wellington's fishing region has been producing unprecedented numbers of that top sporting fish, trevally.

Freshwater Hawkes Bay - May 2013

Fishing has been hard, with the prolonged drought having a drastic effect on water levels and temperatures.

Taranaki - May 2013

Wairarapa - May 2013

Wellington - September 2014

Between the prolonged cold southerlies and big swells, fishing opportunities have been worth taking for boat and shore fishers.

Canterbury - September 2014

Early September is a great time for targeting large brown trout in some of our year-round waters, especially the lower Selwyn.

Southland - September 2014

Whitebait are showing up in the rivers and, as in past years, they are out around the offshore islands.

Otago - May 2013

Canterbury - May 2013

Nelson/Marlborough - September 2014

It’s generally quiet over winter, not helped by big tides and muddy water, says Dave Fishburn, well-known charter operator in Queen Charlotte Sound.

Tonga - May 2013

The marlin fishing has been pretty consistent at the middle grounds.

Niue Island - May 2013

Yellowfin tuna, as well as their smaller skipjack cousins, continue to provide the most action for us at present.

Samoa - May 2013

Cook Islands - May 2013

Vanuatu - May 2013

We have experienced one of the toughest months of fishing I can remember here in Vanuatu.

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