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.

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

Kahawai Fishing Tips: Techniques, Lures, Spots – Video

Kahawai Fishing Tips Kahawai - Arripis trutta Here are some top kahawai fishing tips you can put into action this…

12/01/2021

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

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…

04/12/2020

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

How to Catch Snapper – Location, Bait, Presentation, Rigs, Tackle

How to Catch Snapper by Andrew Padlie Catching snapper would have to be every Kiwi’s favourite pastime. If you say…

23/11/2020

Snapper – Chrysophrys auratus – New Zealand’s most popular fish!

Snapper - Chrysophrys auratus Snapper are found in the North Island and upper South Island with a few stragglers caught…

30/10/2020

Trumpeter – Latris lineata – Found mostly over rocky foul ground

Trumpeter - Latris lineata by Allan Burgess The Trumpeter by Dick Marquand (Scroll down this page). Trumpeter is a welcome catch for…

12/10/2020

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

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

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