Category Archives: Destinations N.I.

Fishing Destinations Around the North Island of New Zealand

Bay of Plenty Kingfish – How to find and catch kingis

The author with a 16.8kg Bay of Plenty yellowtail kingfish taken on 10kg line.

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 catching snapper, or you like pacing the ocean in search of yellowfin or marlin, it’s all the same. Fishing is fishing and the more of it you do the better you More...

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By Allan Burgess On Friday, November 3rd, 2017
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Hapuka or Groper – How to Catch Hapuka in Deep Water

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 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

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 Zealand “West Coast”. 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...

Snapper from Ninety Mile Beach, Northland.
By Allan Burgess On Friday, January 8th, 2016
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Ninety Mile Beach Surfcasting Classic by DJ Moresby – Tips and Techniques

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 the hook the snapper bit 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

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 on their way to the daily More...

Tail race of dam on the Waikato River. DJ Moresby
By Allan Burgess On Sunday, August 2nd, 2015
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Waikato River Hydro-Electric Dam Tail-Race Trout Fishing By DJ Moresby

Waipapa Dam, Lake Arapuni, Hydro-Electric Dam Tail-Race Trout Fishing By DJ Moresby Approaching the “Tail-Race” or water outlet of a typical New Zealand Hydro-Electric Generation Dam one can normally More...

Lake Taupo Trout Fly Fishing
By Allan Burgess On Friday, January 23rd, 2015
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Lake Taupo Trout Fishing -Tongariro, Tauranga-Taupo, Waitahanui Rivers

Lake Taupo Trout Fishing Lake Taupo trout fishing for wild rainbow trout centered on Lake Taupo, and its tributaries, is justly famous the world over for being one of the most productive anywhere. Many visiting More...