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…

17/03/2020

Elephant Fish – Callorhinchus milii – Top Target Species for Surfcasters

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

01/03/2020

Rays and Skates – Stingray, Eagle Ray, Skates, Other Rajiformes

Rays and Skates - Skate Video by Dick Marquand Rays and skates often cause anglers confusion. Let's take a look…

24/02/2020

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

Bluefin Tuna – The First Tuna Fishing Expedition to the Fiordland Sounds

Bluefin Tuna - The First Tuna Fishing Expedition to the Fiordland Sounds by Dick Marquand Southlander Ken Hay had a…

25/11/2019

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

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