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.

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

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

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…

01/10/2019

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

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

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