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.

Porare – Girella tricuspidata

Porare – Girella tricuspidata

Porare - Girella tricuspidata - How and Where to Catch Porare By Allan Burgess Although Parore are plentiful in the…

18/06/2024

Blue Maomao – Scorpis violacea

Blue Maomao - Scorpis violacea The blue maomao has a laterally compressed body. The tail is deeply forked and the…

24/07/2023

Witch or Megrim Flatfish – Arnoglossus scapha

Witch or Megrim Flatfish - Arnoglossus scapha  By Dick Marquand The light slowly came to the clear Fiordland sky. With…

10/07/2023

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…

14/04/2023

Hammerhead Shark – Big specimens feed on stingrays

Hammerhead Shark - Sphyrna zygaena The hammerhead is easily recognized by the unique shape of the head. The eyes are…

03/04/2023

Sevengill and Sixgill Sharks – Notorynchus cepedianus

This sevengill shark is more grey rather than brown. Sevengill and Sixgill Sharks by Allan Burgess and Dick Marquand There…

01/04/2023

Sweep – Scorpis lineolata

Sweep - Scorpis lineolata also called False Pompano Description The sweep - Scorpis lineolata is grey in colour, darker on…

06/03/2023

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…

06/02/2023

Black Flounder – Rhombosolea retiaria

Black Flounder - Rhombosolea retiaria By Allan Burgess A Freshwater Flounder  The black flounder is mostly caught in fresh and…

05/02/2023

Kahawai fishing on light spinning tackle, soft baits, and fly rod

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

03/02/2023