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.

Sevengill and Sixgill Sharks – Sevengillers are occassionally caught by surfcasters

Sevengill and Sixgill Sharks – Sevengillers are occassionally caught by surfcasters

This sevengill shark is more grey in colour rather than brown. Sevengill and Sixgill Sharks by Allan Burgess There are…

15/10/2021

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

Kahawai Fishing on light spinning tackle, soft baits, and the fly rod - Revised & Updated Other names for kahawai: Kopapa,…

09/10/2021

White Shark – Carcharodon carcharias – Fishing Methods

Great White Sharks by Allan Burgess Also known as White Shark, White Death, Man Eater, or White Pointer (in South…

17/09/2021

School Shark Tagging Program Awareness – How You Can Help – Updated

School Shark Tag Awareness - How You Can Help Scroll down for 28 August 2021 Update - For more details…

26/08/2021

Southern Bluefin Tuna – Thunnus maccoyi – How to Catch – Video

Southern Bluefin Tuna - Thunnus maccoyi - How to Catch by Allan Burgess How to Catch Southern Bluefin Tuna The…

20/07/2021

Red Cod – Morid cods – Pseudophycis bachus – a good eating fish

Red cod; also called hoka Pseudophycis bachus Red cod is a fish that many anglers love to hate. A fish…

20/07/2021

Bluenose Warehou – Hyperoglyphe antarctic – Also Griffin’s Silverfish

Bluenose Warehou - Hyperoglyphe antarctic Bluenose Warehou are also called: blue bream, Bonita, Matiri, Deepsea Trevally, Griffin's Silverfish, Antarctic butterfish and stone…

19/07/2021

Elephant Fish – Callorhinchus milii – How to Catch Elephant Fish – Updated

Elephant Fish can be caught close to shore in Spring and Summer Callorhinchus milii Callorhynchus milii (Tas): Elephant fish, by Frank…

07/07/2021

Fiordland Albacore Tuna Action – Milford, Nancy and Thompson Sounds

Fiordland Albacore Tuna Action - More from the old Fiordland Game Fishing Club By Dick Marquand Hundreds of sooty shearwaters,…

25/06/2021

Blue Shark – Prionace glauca – also Blue Pointer, Blue Whaler

Blue sharks are viviparous - their young are born fully formed and swimming The blue shark is easily distinguished from…

06/06/2021