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.

Southern Bluefin Tuna – Thunnus maccoyi – Southern Bluefin Tuna

Southern Bluefin Tuna - Thunnus maccoyi by Allan Burgess Southern Bluefin Tuna The body of the southern bluefin tuna is…

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

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

Albacore Tuna – Thunnus alalunga – Chicken of the Sea! – Video

Albacore Tuna Thunnus alalunga. Other names: tuna, 'cokes', 'chicken of the sea' By Allan Burgess and Gary Wilson Most albacore tuna…

11/02/2019

Garfish also called Piper – Hyporhamphus ihi

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

10/02/2019

Trumpeter – Latris lineata – Found mostly over rocky foul ground

Trumpeter - Latris lineata   Trumpeter is a welcome catch for recreational anglers. They are a fish of southern New Zealand with…

12/12/2018

Yellow-eyed Mullet – Aldrichetta forsteri – found in harbours, estuaries, tidal rivers

Yellow-eyed Mullet - How to Catch them for Bait Yellow-eyed mullet are often incorrectly called herrings Fishing Rigs Shown Below…

18/10/2018

Ling – Genypterus blacodes – Usually taken in deep-water

Ling - Cusk eels (family Ophidiidae) Ling is also called Hoka. Ling nowadays is considered a deepwater species found over muddy…

15/10/2018

Anchovy – Engraulis australis – average length between 8 and 12 cm

Anchovy - Engraulis-australis Anchovy is known to Maori as kokowhawha or korowhaw Anchovy is common around the North Island, and around Nelson and…

28/09/2018

Kahawai fishing on light spinning tackle, softbaits, and fly rod

Kahawai Fishing on light spinning tackle, soft baits, and the fly rod Other names for kahawai: Kopapa, Australian Salmon Kahawai Fishing…

25/09/2018

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