Frostfish caught in the Bay of Plenty. Photograph by Andrew Padlie.
Frostfish – Lepidopus caudatus – sometimes found on beaches

Frostfish – Lepidopus caudatus Other names for frostfish: para-taharangi. At first glance, the frostfish appears to.

Conger eel caught night fishing from the fishing platform at Rocks Road, Nelson.
Conger Eel – Leptocephalus verreauxi – Usually caught over foul ground

Conger Eel Other names for conger eel: Ngoiro, koiro, southern conger The conger eel is.

Local West Coast angler Steve McCowan with his record 325kg Pacific blue tuna. Photograph reproduced courtesy of Lisa Davidson and Westport News.
Bluefin – Pacific Bluefin Tuna a Possible World Record!

Bluefin – Pacific Bluefin Tuna a Possible World Record! The South Island ‘s West Coast.

A potential all-tackle record may be in store for New Zealand ‘s A. G. Hamilton, of Whangarei, who landed a 300 kg (660 lb 6 oz) Pacific bluefin tuna
Bluefin – Pacific bluefin tuna 300 kg (660 lb 6 oz) Thunnus orientalis

A potential all-tackle record may be in store for New Zealand ‘s A. G. Hamilton,.

Blue Mackerel - Scomber australasicus Blue Mackerel - Scomber australasicus.
Blue Mackerel – Scomber australasicus – a type of tuna

Blue Mackerel Other names for blue mackerel: English mackerel, Tawatawa, slimy mackerel The blue mackerel.

Russel Clarke and Kim Delaney with a huge bass weighing 55kg caught fishing over the Ranfurly Bank, a seamount some 18 miles northeast of East Cape, New Zealand’s North Island. Amazingly this species can grow to twice this weight.
Bass – Sea Bass and Bass Groper – Polyprion americanus

Sea Bass – a great eating deepwater species  Maori name: Moeone Bass are very similar.

Yellow cod.
Yellow Cod – Parapercis gilliesi

Yellow Cod   Parapercis gilliesi (family Pinguipedidae) We recently received several pictures from Kathy Guard.