At this year's Auckland Boat Show, Yamaha Motor NZ enabled customers to experience the Yamaha Helm Master EX control System, and try out a couple of new outboards, out there on the water. If you're interested in checking out the Yamaha Helm Master EX for yourself, contact a local Yamaha Dealer.
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Yamaha Motor are renown for technical innovation, and rather than just 'electrifying' a traditional outboard, they designed a system from the ground up.
Perfectly suited to serious fishing or diving trips, the SS660 is also a superb family boat that delivers adventure in style.
If you love a big smooth riding glass boat with all the latest tech and luxury features, take a look at this dream machine from Tristram Marine. Main feature, twin Yamaha V6 300's with Helm Master EX.
We're back with the first episode of our 'I'm Re-powering with Yamaha' video series! This video series will give you the full understanding and information when considering your own Yamaha Re-power project. In this episode, we catch up with Josh from Turangi - 1 of 3 winners of our #imrepoweringwithyamaha competition. We hear about Josh and his boating yarns, take a look at his boat, and meet Craig from Turangi Marine who will undertake the Yamaha re-power on his 5m Ramco.
SIMRAD SESSIONS presents Flyn Jack smashing some huge kingfish in an all out action adventure at D'Urville Island. Check out this video for a bit of inspiration!
Here's a lot of boat in a smaller package. Ideal for anything from day trips to serious fishing. Take a look around the mighty little Haines Hunter SF485
Check out the new IV707 Explorer getting put through its paces and get an insight into the design features that go into every Innovision boat with founder Simon Minoprio.
If you are interested in a new boat dealership in Hamilton (and Auckland) check out Woodbine Marine. They deal in a few brands including Stabicraft, Yamaha, and more, plus they also are the Hamilton Buccaneer dealer. We took a bit of a look into the Buccaneer Factory and the dealership recently, check out the video.
On a recent road trip to the magic far north, leaving out of Houhora, we managed to capture the hookup and battle of first ever marlin for young Flyn Jack (@ Flyn Jack Fishing) . Truly an amazing experience and a magnificent place to fish from, when you are in big game waters within less than an hour from shore. Take a look at the adventure. Big thanks to Hunstman Boats, and Grant Foster on the deck.
Our north island road trip with young Flyn Jack (@Flyn Jack Fishing) had us dropping in to see the legendary Bonze (Bonze Lures) for some expert advice on rigging for marlin. Bonze is world famous as a true expert in his field, and if you want advice on how to catch marlin, Bonze is well worth listening to. It was so great to see such a busy man take the time out of his day to help out Flyn, and he gave us some great advice about setting up the boat, which eventually turned out to be very valuable, with Flyn landing his first marlin. It's pretty rough and ready, but I ran the camera to grab some of this advice as Bonze talked to Flyn, so take a look and you might pick up some tips.
The Mokohinau Islands are a stunning fishery within fairly easy reach of Auckland for trailer boats. The fishing is (sometimes) amazing, and the scenery is always spectacular. Take a look at a bit of action fishing the Mokes for a day with the team from Roger's Boatshop in Albany.
Check out the new SIMRAD command unit in action with Stabicraft and the team from Ocean Sports Marine in Whakatane. Take your boat switch game to the next level with this epic new tech.
Here is an absolute game changer technology advance from Yamaha that will hold your boat, single or twin outboards, over your fishing spot all by itself, letting you concentrate on the fishing. At does much more than that too, but take a look at the results we got on a great day out with Gene Denton 'Whitiangler' and the team from Yamaha.
The mighty bluefin run that we are lucky enough to get off Waihau Bay each year was an absolute cracker this year. Check out a bit of footage we put together on board Coastal Charters with young Flyn Jack on the fish.
Circa boats are a sensational riding hull, customised to suit each client's needs, catering for the most discerning boat owners. The team at Offshore boats in Whangarei customise and distribute these boats, and this includes the featured beauty here, a 950 SL.
If you have never heard of Offshore boats before, that’s not surprising, as the brand has only recently been born at the hands of the team at Northland Marine and co. With many years of experience in the trailer boat game, specialising in some of the mainstream alloy brands, Johnathan Barlow and business partner Paul Dunn from Marine North in Whangarei, set out to build the alloy boat they wanted, with no limitations or compromises.
Yamaha has launched an amazing new digital boat control system that holds you over your fishing spot or sets up a controlled drift, hands free! Applicable to single and multi engine craft, this is a world first and should be very popular if you like holding over pins, deep drops etc.
The all new Catch 'BOSS SQUID' inchiku lure combines the best of two Catch lure favourites to create a new beast that's deadly on just about all predatory fish species. Check out the new lure and how to use it, it's surprisingly easy.
Huntsman Boats showcasing their incredible Centurion Elite Angler and introducing brand ambassador Flyn Jack. Check out Flyn and the boat in action chasing tuna in the north Island, and take a look at the Huntsman factory in operation.
Catch fishing have invented a new way to add a bit of extra vavavoom! to your lures. Check it out here...
There's a new weapon from Catch Fishing. Check out the latest kabura jig that will catch just about any predatory fish out there. We've had great success with this extremely effective lure and it's well worth having a few in the tackle box, especially if it's a tough day. Easy to fish, and effective all year round, the new Catch Beady Eye Kabura is a must have if you like your lures.
NZ Fishing World presents a quick look at the fishing off the west coast of NZ's North Island with Rob Fitzgerald from Venturer Fishing Charters. Heading out with Rob is a fantastic safe, and secure way of crossing the infamous Raglan Bar and getting into some awesome fishing action.
Check out a little video log we made a few years ago featuring Edward Uhai Lee landing his first sword. Drop number 1 on a picture perfect day out off the mighty Manukau a few clicks. These are definitely strong beasts, and took a bit of grunting to get this one on deck.
Here's a slow pitch jig that can either be mechanically jigged or slow pitch fished to save your energy. Check out the new Catch Deep V in action. This is a great jig for just about any conditions and the special V shaped keel gives it extra hang time in the strike zone.
Soft baits and kayaks go hand in hand. The stealth of the kayak and its ability to get in close where fish are feeding makes it a perfect match for soft bait fishing techniques. Catch Fishing and Stephen Tapp from Viking Kayaks presents a bit about targeting fish from a kayak, and how it's done right. Stephen is one of, if not the, best kayak fisherman in NZ, and you can learn a lot just watching the master in action.
Making waves in the alloy boat market, or rather, cutting through them, Innovision boats offers a genuine point of difference with its unique bow design and customised build quality. Take a look at the attention to detail on this particular 585, just completed for a discerning customer who wanted everything fully loaded. There are some unique and very nice details and features on this boat. From rear deck winch, to retractable rod leashes, there’s not much more you could wish for on a mid-sized alloy rig. Simon Minoprio, founder of Innovision boats, takes a walk through the boat’s features and benefits, and shows you just what this boat builder can achieve if that is your brief. The 585 sits in the mid-range for Innovision, and should be on your list of boats to look at if a stable, smooth riding platform, with lots of fishing space, is what you want.
The Innovision 656 Explorer is an alloy boat with some really unique selling points, particularly in its bow design. A boutique boat, manufactured to order, the Innovision 656 sits in the mid to upper range. Check out Innovision owner Simon Minoprio, and one of his 656 customers, talking about the 656 and the Innovision difference.
Trolling live baits is a great way to target kingfish. The same techniques applied here can be used anywhere, so check out Yamaha School of Fish with our mates at Family Boats and Yamaha Marine NZ.
The Deep V is a versatile lure for catching kingfish, XXL snapper and many other species. It combines several design features to present a lure that is irresistible.Here's a slow pitch jig that can either be mechanically jigged or slow pitch fished to save your energy. Check out the new Catch Deep V
If throwing soft baits, saltwater flies, or stick baits is your bag, then take a second look at this. NZ Fishing World recently spent a bit of time with fledgeling boat manufacturer Innovision, based in Whangarei, filming and enjoying a day on board a couple of their smaller model offerings, including the very handy 515 centre console.
There's a whole new way to take a lot of the stress out of launching your boat if you live in the Auckland area. Tamaki Marine Park offers an opportunity to roll up to a secure facility, launch straight off a pontoon into a calm estuary, and can take a lot of the hard work out of the return chores.
The Coromandel Peninsula hosts some of the hottest and most accessible fishing NZ has to offer. Here's a quick look at some of the Mercury Island's many hot spots and boat launch locations.
Soft baits have been around for a while and truly rival natural bait, often beating it, as a method for catching a huge range of species. Here's a video presentation on the basic requirements and methods for giving this type of fishing a go.
Here's Part 1 with Markus Church taking you through the basics and a bit more on how to rig and fish live baits. In Part 2 we cover gear and technique
Holidays in Rarotonga are always going to be fun. You might be on holiday and looking to sneak in a fish, or you might want to go there especially to fish. Here's a brief insight to what it's like on board one of the Marlin Queen charter boats, STRIKE TIME with skippers Brett and Tom. A half day or even full day trip is a great change and an awesome way to see the island, whether you are a casual or experienced fisherman. Watch and enjoy
Stick baiting is an incredibly exciting and visually stimulating way to chase the infamous NZ kingy. Check out Markus' hints and tips in our latest video here and maybe you should think about giving this a go. If you are already familiar with stick baiting Markus may still have a few surprises to help your technique.
In this video, Graeme Heapy and the team from Marine North in Whangarei take you through an introduction to big game fishing from outboard powered trailer boats. Check out the hints and tips and you might consider gearing up to tackle something a little larger than your usual snapper and kingfish.
Dear John …Dory. Nothing personal. It’s not you, it’s me. I am in love with your friends, massive snapper and big kingfish. We can still be friends, hang out, and I know we can enjoy some amazing dinners together every now and then. Please don’t be offended when my heart races at the scream of the reel and bend of the rod when your friends arrive. Yours truly Every fisherman that loves great seafood and bent rods.
Fishing tight to the shore is highly underrated by boaties as a fantastic opportunity to enjoy the very best our coastline has to offer. Not only is it an area frequented by massive specimens of our favourite target species, such as snapper and kingfish, but it also offers a huge variety of alternative options for the table. One real treat that is becoming far more popular to focus on specifically is the humble squid.
If you love the thrill of lure fishing and catching fish on light gear, you’ll likely enjoy the reasonably recent trend of jigging for freshwater kahawai, or trout as they are otherwise known. Trout fishing is an art unto its own when it comes to using a fly rod, and many find the challenge a leap too far and will never give this incredible way of fishing a go. No matter. There is a way to get out on the lake, soak up an often spectacular view, and enjoy some real sport fishing on light gear, jigging for trout. This can be a great way to enjoy a change of scene over winter months, take the family to the Taupo - Rotorua or southern lakes districts, and expand your fishing horizons.
The west coast boasts some of the best fishing in New Zealand, and is within easy reach of most north island boaties. There is a bit of a catch, you have to cross a sometimes angry bar to get to the fishing action. Check out the west coast scenery as we head out off Raglan in search of a feed of snapper
The kabura is undoubtedly one of the most effective lures on the market. It is deadly on just about any fish that eats squid, which is just about everything! It's very simple to fish, so ideal for kids or beginners getting in to lure fishing. It's also nice and heavy so ideal as a prospecting lure when your looking at sign and wondering if it's worth a serious stop. Here's what the kabura is all about in a bit more detail.
After spending time on a few of charter trips it becomes really clear that these guys know their stuff and are really committed to getting you onto some good fish. Here's a few tips and insights from the best in the business to help you on your next kingfish jigging adventure.
Head up north and the Hokianga has it all. Marlin, tuna, hapuka, and some monster kingfish. Check out the action and learn more and fishing this epic destination.