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Fishing Destinations Around the North Island of New Zealand

Hapuka or Groper – How to Catch Hapuka in Deep Water

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How to Catch Hapuka by Andrew Padlie Bass – Polyprion americanus – weighing 39 kg caught by Colin Dreaver. Photograph Andrew Padlie. Andrew Padlie takes a look at the deepwater reefs of Tauranga that are home to an abundance of hapuka, bass, bluenose, gemfish, and other species. Polyprion oxygeneios are known as hapuka in the North More...

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The author with his skipjack stealing stripped marlin. Featured image.
By Allan Burgess On Friday, June 8th, 2018
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Marlin – To Catch a Marlin is a Big Deal in the Game of Fishing – Houhora

Home » Destinations N.I. Marlin Fishing is a Big Deal – Lasso Your Marlin by Andrew Padlie Please note that this piece was written some years ago and details will have changed. You can however still More...

Tongariro River. This fish had a condition factor of 52.
By Allan Burgess On Thursday, June 7th, 2018
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Tongariro River Trout Fishing – One of Ours Most Heavily Fished Rivers

Tongariro River Trout Fishing – Return Trip Written a few years back but very interesting for those contemplating chasing winter rainbows on this world famous river!  by Piscator This fish had a condition More...

The author with a 16.8kg Bay of Plenty yellowtail kingfish taken on 10kg line.
By Allan Burgess On Friday, November 17th, 2017
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Bay of Plenty Kingfish – How to find and catch kingis

Home » Destinations N.I. How to Catch Kingfish in the Bay of Plenty with Andrew Padlie The author hooked into a 15kg Bay of Plenty kingfish on stand-up tackle. Whether you enjoy sitting in the lee of an island More...

By Allan Burgess On Tuesday, June 27th, 2017
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Tyro on the Tongariro River – The Judges, Major Jones and Breakaway Pools

Tyro on the Tongariro River by Piscator Tongariro River Double hauling in the Cliff Pool. With mixed feelings of nervousness and anticipation, I sat on board flight NM 26 to Taupo on a frosty Christchurch morning. More...

This fish was Neville Neal's biggest marlin caught that summer. A striped marlin weighing 137 kg.
By Allan Burgess On Saturday, May 20th, 2017
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Marlin Fishing – Trailer Boat Marlin Fishing – Raglan Harbour South

Home » Destinations N.I. This fish was Neville Neal’s biggest marlin caught that summer. A striped marlin weighing 137 kg. West Coast Marlin with DJ Moresby The coast to the west of Te Kuiti is genuine New More...

Snapper from Ninety Mile Beach, Northland.
By Allan Burgess On Friday, May 12th, 2017
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Ninety Mile Beach Surfcasting Classic by DJ Moresby – Tips and Techniques

Home » Destinations N.I. Return to New Zealand’s Premier Surfcasting Competition – Tactics of the Top Five Percent Snapper have strong mouths. I got this fish on to the beach but before I could remove More...

The author Denis Moresby with yellowtail kingfish that was not weighed so that my mates could not catch a bigger one.
By Allan Burgess On Saturday, March 11th, 2017
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Mayor Island Hapuka Experience by DJ Moresby

Mayor Island Hapuka Experience by DJ Moresby Tauranga Harbour, on New Zealand ‘s Central North Island East Coast has a large well used charter boat fleet: Winter fishing trips targeting Hapuka are one of the More...

Waiheke Island Snapper. Snapper 9.6kg (21.12lbs).
By Allan Burgess On Friday, January 8th, 2016
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Waiheke Island Snapper Fishing – Catching a 21 lb Snapper

Waikeke Island Snapper Fishing Waiheke Island Snapper Fishing with Captain Bruce Parker and the Vessel Second Chance Waikeke Island Fishing Charter: the snapper weighing 9.6kg (21.12lbs). It was to be a magical More...

Photograph: Surfcasters waiting for the sandbar behind these breakers to come up with the falling tide. Photo: DJ Moresby.
By Allan Burgess On Friday, August 14th, 2015
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Fishing the Ninety Mile Beach Five Day Surfcasting Contest by DJ Moresby

Home » Destinations N.I. This testing surfcasting Competition requires skill, knowledge and fitness to be successful! by Denis Moresby Ninety Mile Beach is a legal public road and road rules apply. Contestants More...