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.

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…

10/03/2021

Skipjack Tuna – Katsuwonus pelamis – Powerful barrel-shaped body

Skipjack Tuna - Katsuwonus pelamis Other Names: Arctic bonito, oceanic bonito, skippies, striped tuna, or victor fish. Aku (Hawaiian). Skipjack…

23/02/2021

Red Rock Lobster – Jasus edwardsii – Crayfish – spiny rock lobster

Lobster or Crayfish Red rock lobster is also called: Koura papatea, crayfish, spiny rock lobster and rock lobster. Widely known…

17/02/2021

Kahawai Spin Fishing at River Mouths – Great on Light Tackle Video

Kahawai Fishing at River Mouths on Light Tackle Video Kahawai is one of the most readily available fish species for…

22/01/2021

Kahawai Fishing Tips: Techniques, Lures, Spots – Video

Kahawai Fishing Tips Kahawai - Arripis trutta Here are some top kahawai fishing tips you can put into action this…

12/01/2021

Mahi mahi, Dorado, Dolphinfish – Coryphaena hippurus – How to Catch

Other Names:  Mahi mahi, Dorado, Dolphinfish, and Shiira. The name Mahi mahi is Hawaiian in origin. The species is also…

12/12/2020

Yellowfin Tuna Fishing – Found in Upper North Island Waters Over Summer

Yellowfin Tuna - Thunnus albacares Other Names: Ahi (fire in Hawaiian), yellowfin, Allison tuna (the large adults of this species…

04/12/2020

Yellowtail – King of Broken Water – Milford Sound, Fiordland

Yellowtail - King of Broken Water by Dick Marquand The yellowtail kingfish, or kingi as it is known in New…

25/11/2020

How to Catch Snapper – Location, Bait, Presentation, Rigs, Tackle

How to Catch Snapper by Andrew Padlie Catching snapper would have to be every Kiwi’s favourite pastime. If you say…

23/11/2020

Snapper – Chrysophrys auratus – New Zealand’s most popular fish!

Snapper - Chrysophrys auratus Snapper are found in the North Island and upper South Island with a few stragglers caught…

30/10/2020

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