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.

Cooking Your Catch In the Wok – Kaikoura and Trumpter

Cooking Your Catch In the Wok with Keith Chin I'd heard a bit about the Liquidator and had even seen…

17/05/2021

School Shark Tagging Program Awareness – How You Can Help

School Shark Tag Awareness - How You Can Help By Alex Burton New Zealand is a host to a variety…

26/04/2021

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

Elephant Fish – Callorhinchus milii – How to Catch Elephant Fish

Elephant Fish can be caught close to shore in Spring and Summer Callorhinchus milii Other names for elephant fish: silver trumpeter,…

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

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…

21/01/2021

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…

01/01/2021

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

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

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