Snapper from Ninety Mile Beach, Northland.

Ninety Mile Beach Surfcasting Classic by DJ Moresby – Tips and Techniques

Return to New Zealand’s Premier Surfcasting Competition – Tactics of the Top Five Percent Snapper have strong mouths. I More...

The Complete Guide to Sea-run Trout Fishing e-book cover

FREE DOWNLOAD 100 page Sea-Run Trout E-book with our Trout & Salmon Newsletter

Free E-book with Trout & Salmon Newsletter At last two fishing newsletters worth subscribing to. Best of all it’s totally More...

Blue Bottle Nymph Fly

Wiggle Legs Bluebottle Pheasant Tail Nymph for the Twizel Canals by Allan Burgess

Wiggle Legs Bluebottle Pheasant Tail Nymph Start with strong size 8 hook. Nymphs are often over looked by anglers new to trout fishing More...

Salmon spawning in the Canterbury high country.

Chinook Salmon Spawning Act: Canterbury – New Zealand – Video

Chinook Salmon Spawning Act – Video This series of videos captures a pair of “fin clipped” chinook salmon preparing More...

The 8540 (pictured top) uses finer steel and a very slim needle sharp point without sacrificing hook strength. The other heavier gage hook is a high carbon model from VMC. It is still a good hook but you have to keep it sharp with a file. It is also heavier and has a fatter point.

VMC Forged Vanadiun Steel Cone Cut Point – Salmon Fishing Treble Hooks

VMC Forged Vanadiun Steel Treble Hooks VMC 8540 Treble Hooks VMC 8540 Treble Hooks If you want to turn some of those near misses that More...

A glorious spring day near the mouth of the Okarito River, Westland. This whitebaiter is dressed in a wet suit to keep warm and, just as importantly, to expose the minimum of skin for sand flies to bite!

Okarito River Whitebaiting, Westland, New Zealand

Okarito River Whitebaiting 2006 Photographs of whitebaiters chasing this New Zealand delicacy [Show slideshow]  More...

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Mobile Website We have now got the new fishingmag.co.nz mobile site up and running well. Now you can read about your best fishing spots, More...

Picton Yacht Club Jetty.

Picton Jetty Fishing – In the Marlborough Sounds

Fishing from the Yacht Club Jetty at Picton – Berley brings in the fish! At the head of Queen Charlotte Sound For an angler More...

Ninety Mile Beach Surfcasting Classic by DJ Moresby – Tips and Techniques

Snapper from Ninety Mile Beach, Northland.

Return to New Zealand’s Premier Surfcasting Competition – Tactics of the Top Five Percent Snapper have strong mouths. I got this fish on to the beach but before I could More...

Fishing the Ninety Mile Beach Five Day Surfcasting Contest by DJ Moresby

Photograph: Surfcasters waiting for the sandbar behind these breakers to come up with the falling tide. Photo: DJ Moresby.

This testing surfcasting Competition requires skill, knowledge and fitness to be successful! by Denis Moresby Ninety Mile Beach is a legal public road and road rules apply. More...

Waikato River Hydro-Electric Dam Tail-Race Trout Fishing By DJ Moresby

Tail race of dam on the Waikato River. DJ Moresby

Waipapa Dam, Lake Arapuni, Hydro-Electric Dam Tail-Race Trout Fishing By DJ Moresby Approaching the “Tail-Race” or water out let of a typical New Zealand Hydro-Electric More...

Fish recovery operation being conducted in the Tekapo Canal .

Study Shows the Twizel Canals Fishery More Self-Sustaining than First Thought

Twizel Canals Fishery in Good Nick! Fish recovery operation being conducted in the Tekapo Canal. Photo courtesy of Genesis Energy. by Allan Burgess A recent study of fish life, More...

Sevengill Shark caught surfcasting near the mouth of the Rangitata River

Rangitata Sevengiller Seven Gilled Shark caught near the mouth of the Rangitata River. We catch about 15 a season and all are returned to fight another day. This one was 9 foot More...

Creedons Creeper Modified Version with John Hey

Creedons Creeper nymph.

Creedons Creeper – Modified Version with John Hey Step. 1. Tie in three pheasant tail strands, or whisks, to form a More...

Glo-Bug Trout Fishing Flies for Winter Rainbows – Good in the Twizel Canals

Glo-bug egg row trout fly.

Glo-Bug trout row fly complete with blood spot. Glo-Bugs by Allan Burgess At first sight a pink or orange glo-bug More...

Whitebait fresh from the river. How to Catch Whitebait – An Easy Beginner’s Guide with Allan Burgess

Whitebaiting for Fun and a Feed In this article we’ll attempt to explain a bit about...

Rakaia River surf whitebaiting 2009 Whitebaiting in the Surf at the Rakaia River Mouth 2009 Season

Whitebait in the Surf Here is a short video showing set netting at the mouth of...

A glorious spring day near the mouth of the Okarito River, Westland. This whitebaiter is dressed in a wet suit to keep warm and, just as importantly, to expose the minimum of skin for sand flies to bite! Okarito River Whitebaiting, Westland, New Zealand

Okarito River Whitebaiting 2006 Photographs of whitebaiters chasing this New Zealand delicacy The Okarito River is...

Surfcasting Baits – Using different baits to target different species

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Elephant fish taken at Birdlings flat by Ian Robertson on crab or crayfish bait. This is the best bait for rig More...

Casting Nets are a great way of quickly catching baitfish like mullet and piper

Casting Nets Once you have seen a casting net being used to land mullet, or garfish to be used as bait,..

Yellow-eyed Mullet – Aldrichetta forsteri – are a small inshore fish often found in harbours, estuaries, and tidal rivers

Yellow-eyed Mullet Yellow-eyed mullet are often incorrectly called herrings Yellow-eyed Mullet – Aldrichetta forsteri are a small inshore fish. A big..

Kahawai Fishing – Do I need a sports fishing licence when fishing at the river mouth?

If you are fishing in fresh water and using gear that could reasonably be expected to catch sports fish (Trout, Salmon and Perch) you need a valid sports fish licence.

Kahawai Fishing – Do I need a sports fishing licence when fishing at the river mouth? If you are fishing More...

Time to buy a new fishing reel

There comes a time when you are better off buying a brand new reel It can be frustrating having a fishing reel..

Terror Wind Near Kaikoura

Almost Blown Out to Sea by Powerful Northwest Wind A fortnight ago, November 2014, I spent a couple of days in Kaikoura doing..
Salmon from the Hurunui River caught by katrina Erricson.

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Hurunui River Fishing The Hurunui River is one of the best salmon rivers in New Zealand South Island. Although it is..
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Practical Knots for Today’s Fisherman – Presented by Maxima Premium Fishing Line

Practical Fishing Knots Here are just about all the knots the fisherman will ever need. Improved Clinch Knot, Palomar Knot, Uni-Knot,..

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