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The INNOVISION 656 Explorer
Boats

The INNOVISION 656 Explorer

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.
How to target bluenose with Ultimate Fishing
Deep-water

How to target bluenose with Ultimate Fishing

Master fisho Matt Watson has some great tips here for identifying and targeting bluenose, a very tasty deep water species that melt in the pan.
Lure Fishing masterclass seminar
Techniques

Lure Fishing masterclass seminar

Watch now: Grant 'Espresso' Bittle and Catch pro angler Edward Uhai Lee share some expert knowledge with hints, tips and technique advice to help you with your artificial bait game. Recorded live at the 2019 Hutchwilco Boat Show. Enjoy.
WIN CATCH FISHING LURES
Gear

WIN CATCH FISHING LURES

It’s easy! Just sign up to our newsletter (using any of the sign-up tabs on our website) and every time you open our email you are in the draw to win a Catch Fishing lure prize. Catch lures have been developed using the latest technology, with input from pro anglers here in NZ and around the world, and are effective on just about every species that eats. For more info on how to fish them just check out many of the articles and videos right here at NZ Fishing World.
The best fishing spots at Whangarei Heads, New Zealand
Land-based

The best fishing spots at Whangarei Heads, New Zealand

Check out a drone's eye view of some of the best land-based spots in the Whangarei District
Surfcasting Muriwai Beach - Tips and tricks
Land-based

Surfcasting Muriwai Beach - Tips and tricks

Jason 'aka The Fish Whisperer' is one of the best surf fisho's around. Here's a bit of his expert advice for tackling Auckland's Muriwai Beach
New Zealand Spearfishing Diaries: Part 2
Spearfishing

New Zealand Spearfishing Diaries: Part 2

Epic spearfishing action in the Coromandel and Hauraki Gulf with the Aquatic Rehab team
New Zealand Spearfishing Diaries: Part 1
Spearfishing

New Zealand Spearfishing Diaries: Part 1

Nice spearo action here. Some inspiration and a few hints and tips along the way from the boys at Aquatic Rehab
How to read a beach: 8 key points
Land-based

How to read a beach: 8 key points

Here's a good break down of the basics to look for if you are wanting to surf cast from the beach. It's an Aussie video but the concepts are just the same for our beaches here. A good website or app to track the surf and tides is Swellmap
Tasman Tackle 'Cobra' game lures
Gear

Tasman Tackle 'Cobra' game lures

Game season fever is well and truly on us, and the sensational, and very much welcome, yellowfin tuna run this year, has got trailer boat fishermen across the country dusting off the big gear to get into the action. When it comes to game fishing, you can either go the whole nine yards, with a mega launch equipped with riggers dripping with bling, or you can tow one lure behind your tinnie. As long as you can reach the fishing zone, and do around 7 knots all day, you are well in with a chance at anything this year. We’ve seen massive blue and even black marlin, bigeye tuna, tons of albacore, stripeys, mahi mahi, and in good numbers up both northern NZ coastlines. Incredibly, we spotted no less than nine marlin in two days north east of Barrier early January. Just amazing that these fish are out there in good numbers.
Slide Baiting
Techniques

Slide Baiting

Slide baiting is an awesome way to target big predatory species such as kingfish and snapper from shore. Beach, rocks or even from the wharf, this is a very effective and clever way to get you live bait out way further than you could normally cast. Check out our Aussie mates for a few pointers.
How to troll live baits: Yamaha School of Fish Hauraki Gulf
Techniques

How to troll live baits: Yamaha School of Fish Hauraki Gulf

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.
Yellowfin Tuna Top Tips
Big Game

Yellowfin Tuna Top Tips

Check out some gold tips from the experts at catching yellowfin tuna. Luke from Yeehaa Fishing Tackle takes us through top lures, how to run them, and has some great advice if you want to target these fantastic fish.
Horizontal Jigging
Techniques

Horizontal Jigging

If you're familiar with vertical, or 'mechanical' jigging for kingfish, did you know that the same technique can be applied to working mechanical jigs both from a boat or from shore? Here's a quick breakdown on how it works from the Aussie boys at AdriftByNature...

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