Sphyrna zygaena (NZ) - Hammerhead shark, head ventral aspect, 1898, by Frank Edward Clarke. Purchased 1921. Te Papa (1992-0035-2278/113)
Hammerhead Shark – Big specimens feed on stingrays

Hammerhead Shark – Sphyrna zygaena The hammerhead is easily recognized by the unique shape of.

This massive 21kg tope or school shark was caught surfcasting near Wakanui, Canterbury. They can reach 35kg. Photo Baitman.
Tope or School Shark is regarded by the IGFA as a game fish

Tope or School Shark by Dick Marquand Common Name: School Shark. Scientific Name: Galeorhinus galeus.

Broadbill Swordfish - Xiphias gladius. This is a fibreglass mount made by well known Canterbury Taxidermist Peter Ritchie of a broadbill that was washed ashore near New Brighton Beach, Canterbury.
Broadbill Swordfish – Xiphias gladius – common in New Zealand waters

Broadbill Swordfish by Dick Marquand Common Name: Broadbill Swordfish Other Names: Swordfish, Broadbill Scientific Name:.

Threasher shark
Thresher Shark – Alopias vulpinus – easily recognized from its very long tail

Thresher Shark – Updated by Allan Burgess and Dick Marquand The thresher shark is easily.

Carpet Shark Cephaloscyllium isabella
Carpet Shark – Cephaloscyllium isabella – also Cat or Swell Shark

Carpet Shark – Cephaloscyllium isabella Carpet sharks are occasionally caught by surfcasters fishing from both.

Tunas of New Zealand’s South Island – Four species of interest by Gary Wilson. Featured Image.
Tunas of New Zealand’s South Island – Four species of interest by Gary Wilson

There are ten different tunas available around New Zealand Tunas are one of the most exciting.

Mako Shark - Isurus oxyrinchus. The teeth are designed to seize and hold fast swimming fish.
Mako Shark – Isurus oxyrinchus – Short Finned Mako can swim at 80 kph

Mako Shark Fishing Mako Shark is also called blue pointer, mackerel shark, and is known.

Butterfly tuna featured image.
Butterfly Tuna – Gasterochisma melampus – an unusual tuna species

Butterfly Tuna – Gasterochisma melampus by Gary Wilson Butterfly Tuna Description Butterfly tuna colouration is.

Slender Tuna – Allothunnus fallai
Slender Tuna – Allothunnus fallai – Attains a maximum weight of 12kg

Slender Tuna – Allothunnus fallai by Gary Wilson The slender tuna is the most elongate of.

Pacific Pomfret - Brama japonica - featured
Pacific Pomfret – Brama japonica

Pacific Pomfret – Brama japonica This unusual fish was caught by Mark Slade while fishing.