Best Sport/Fighting… Kahawai are great fun on light tackle, Rays have a lot of power, Rig and School sharks can also put up a decent fight. I could mention kingfish but they are a unlikely catch…
Best Eating: Kahawai, Rig, Elephant fish, Moki , Gurnard (around Kaikoura). Skate is also rather nice but difficult to prepare.
Best Combo: Kahawai, Rig, Elephant fish.
Probably should also mention Salmon.