Gemfish - Rexea solandri. Rexea furcifera Waite, by Frank Edward Clarke. Purchased 1921. Te Papa (1992-0035-2278/137).
Gemfish – Rexea solandri – Southern Kingfish, Hake, Deepwater Species

Gemfish – Rexea solandri – Synonyms = Jordanidia solandri and Rexea furcifera Waite, 1911  Other names for Gemfish: Southern Kingfish, Hake (Tikati), and.

Jed Jeffries caught this good size elephant fish at Hook Beach near Waimate in November 2021. It was one of four Jed caught early in the morning on uncooked prawn baits. Well done Jed.
Elephant Fish – Callorhinchus milii – How to Catch Elephant Fish – Updated

Elephant Fish can be caught close to shore in Spring and Summer Callorhinchus milii   The.

Blackwing flyingfish - Hirundichthys rondeletii (NZ) : Flyfish fish, 1882, by Frank Edward Clarke. Purchased 1921. Te Papa (1992-0035-2278/108)
Flying fish become gliders taking to the air to escape predators

Black Wing Flying Fish – Hirundichthys rondeletii By Allan Burgess Flight  Flying fish don’t fly like.

Saury - Scomberesox saurus (NZ) - Saury, 1876, New Zealand, by Frank Edward Clarke. Purchased 1921. Te Papa (1992-0035-2278/37).
Saury – Scomberesox saurus – found around northern New Zealand

Saury – Scomberesox saurus – Not usually encountered by New Zealand anglers Other names: sauries,.

Dwayne Aberhart with an even bigger rig shark caught surfcasting near Christchurch in December 2016. It weighed in at a massive 41 lbs. Congratulations Dwayne.
Rig Shark – Mustelus lenticulatus – Lemonfish – Strong Fighter

Rig Shark are Often Caught by Surfcasters at Night – aka: Lemonfish, smoothhound, gummy shark.

Mullet, 1875, by Frank Edward Clarke. Purchased 1921. Te Papa (1992-0035-2278/84)
Grey Mullet – Mugil cephalus – How to catch

Grey Mullet – Mugil cephalus – The Maori name is Kanae – They are also.

Leatherjacket - Parika scaber - female fish.
Leatherjacket – Parika scaber – Good eating – Use long-shank hooks

Leatherjacket – Parika scaber – Good eating – Use long-shank hooks Leatherjacket – Parika scaber –.

Notorynchus cepedianus (NZ) : Broadsnouted seven-gill shark, 1877, by Frank Edward Clarke. Purchased 1921. Te Papa (1992-0035-2278/128).
Sevengill and Sixgill Sharks – Sevengillers are occassionally caught by surfcasters

Sevengill and Sixgill Sharks by Allan Burgess There are three species of cow sharks found.

I used a trout fly rod and reel setup to target kahawai at the river mouth. The blue Deceiver pattern worked a treat as did several other of my saltwater fly creations. Photograph of kahawai taken on a saltwater fly.
Kahawai fishing on light spinning tackle, softbaits, and fly rod

Kahawai Fishing on light spinning tackle, soft baits, and the fly rod – Revised & Updated.

A great white shark hunting a seal. Image by MLbay from Pixabay.
White Shark – Carcharodon carcharias – Fishing Methods

Great White Sharks by Allan Burgess Also known as White Shark, White Death, Man Eater,.