Category Archives: Destinations N.I.

Fishing Destinations Around the North Island of New Zealand

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. I am going for the first time to fish the world famous Tongariro River. How will this angler measure up to the task of double-hauling More...

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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...

Looking north down O'Neils Beach during the kahawai fishing contest.
By Allan Burgess On Thursday, December 25th, 2014
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Bethells and O’Neils Beaches Surfcasting Contest – Auckland

Bethells and O’Neils Beaches Surfcasting Contest This is what a $1,000 kahawai looks like! Well done Clair! A “trend” of 1990’s style sports fishing through out New Zealand was the increasing More...

By Allan Burgess On Thursday, December 4th, 2014
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Launching and retrieving a Kon tiki fishing raft at Tauranga’s Papamoa Beach

Kon Tiki Fishing Raft with Denis Moresby Some old concepts on how to fish in the sea are a bit like the Southern Alps, time tested and still there yet not as well known as they could be! Fishing with sail-powered More...