New Zealand Sea Fishes

Directory of New Zealand Sea Fishes. Photographs, descriptions, average lengths, weights, fishing methods, and tackle for catching New Zealand fishes. Scroll down for our full species index.

Trevally – Caranx georgianus – later Pseudocaranx dentex

Trevally - Caranx georgianus - In recent years, following study in Japan - Pseudocaranx dentex - Maori name is Araara…

12/01/2020

Kingfish, Yellowtail – Seriola lalandi – How to catch yellowtail kingfish

Yellowtail Kingfish - Hard fighting premier New Zealand gamefish by Allan Burgess and Dick Marquand Also known as Kingi (New…

20/11/2019

Garfish also called Piper – Hyporhamphus ihi – How to Catch Piper/Garfish

Garfish or Piper - Hyporhamphus ihi Other names for garfish: takeke, piper, halfbeak The garfish has an unusual appearance. It…

13/11/2019

Groper – Polyprion oxygeneios – Crazy Groper Eats Shark Video

Groper - Polyprion oxygeneios Other names: hapuku (pronounced hapuka) This species is often called Hapuku in the North Island, and groper…

10/11/2019

Barracouta – Thyrsites atun – Manga – Known as Cook Strait Sailfish

Barracouta -  Thyrsites atun Other names: manga, maka, couta, snoek, Cook Strait Sailfish. If there is one species in New…

18/10/2019

Southern Bluefin Tuna – Thunnus maccoyi – Southern Bluefin Tuna

Southern Bluefin Tuna - Thunnus maccoyi - How to Catch by Allan Burgess How to Catch Southern Bluefin Tuna The…

07/07/2019

Blue Moki – Latridopsis ciliaris – the right bait is key to moki fishing

Blue Moki Blue Moki – Latridopsis ciliaris The profile of blue moki is much the same as a trumpeter. They…

11/04/2019

Gurnard, Red – Chelidonichthys kumu – How to catch this tasty fish – Video

Other names for gurnard: Kumukumu is the Maori name, also widely known as Carrots! Video Title: Grunting Red Gurnard Caught Surfcasting in…

04/04/2019

Gulper Eel – Eurpharynx pelecanoides – By Anthony Harris

Gulper Eel - Eurpharynx pelecanoides - Creature From The Deep - Also known as the Pelican Eel By Anthony Harris…

28/03/2019

Blue Cod (Parapercis colias) – How to Catch Blue Cod Fishing Tips

Blue Cod - Parapercis colias Other names: Rawaru, patutuki by Allan Burgess Blue Cod - Parapercis colias - are caught all…

17/03/2019

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