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Yamaha School of Fish - Deep Dropping with Whitiangler
Deep-water

Yamaha School of Fish - Deep Dropping with Whitiangler

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.
Hundreds of anglers head for the hills!
Fresh water

Hundreds of anglers head for the hills!

At 0001 hours on Saturday the 7th of November, the high country fishing season kicked-off throughout Canterbury. Anglers in their hundreds flocked to the iconic Canterbury high country to take part in the annual fishery opening with many anglers out on the water just after midnight. A combination of good weather before the southerly change hit meant anglers were able to celebrate this tradition with gusto. At the annual Lake Coleridge fishing competition over 200 anglers entered the popular contest and many more came for the prize draw.
Deepwater fishing for hapuku, bass and bluenose. Pete Lamb Special
Deep-water

Deepwater fishing for hapuku, bass and bluenose. Pete Lamb Special

Big, fat fish that are awesome to eat! Deepwater species make up a staple target for fishermen all over New Zealand, particularly in the colder months when snapper and game fish take a winter break. The catch is often made up of fish that are large in size, where sometimes just one fish can fill the freezer and provide food for a month. It can be very rewarding, exciting, and certainly provides a solid work session if you are not using electric reels. It also means that these giants of the deep will be making a one-way trip, there is no returning fish that are pulled up from that depth, as they are ‘blown’ from the massive change in water pressure and usually float to the surface for the last 50 metres once you have them up that far. Here’s where sensible catch management is required for the respect of the fishery and the protection of your own spot X’s for next time. ‘Deep’ water, means anything over 100 metres, and commonly down to 350 metres or even more. This means specialist tackle and techniques are required. Pete Lamb operates long term Wellington store Pete Lamb Fishing, and has been operating charters that prospect the deep for many years. Here’s a really comprehensive article on deep water fishing with specific focus on some of the Wellington region areas, but all the other information is relevant to fishing these species all around the coastlines of New Zealand.
Ranfurly Banks bluefin & deep drop action
Big Game

Ranfurly Banks bluefin & deep drop action

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.
How to catch tarakihi - Pete Lamb's top tips
Hints & Tips

How to catch tarakihi - Pete Lamb's top tips

If your taste in fish is like mine, tarakihi are arguably the best quality eating fish you can catch in New Zealand virtually all year round, and a crumbed fillet at the Fish’n’Chip shop is commonly made from this species. They can be caught throughout the country but are more prevalent around the Cook Straight, east Cape and South Island, and Bay of Plenty regions than they are further north. Not only are they great eating, they also offer a pretty good tussle on the end of the line. You can catch them off the shore and in the boat anywhere from as shallow as five metres, right down to well over a hundred. Without doubt they are probably my favourite eating fish, so although they only grow to a limited size, they are always more than welcome on board.
Fishing with Venturer Charters off Kawhia / Raglan
Destinations

Fishing with Venturer Charters off Kawhia / Raglan

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.
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.
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
Northland Hot Spots
Destinations

Northland Hot Spots

Forsyth Thompson has fished the length and breadth of New Zealand. Part two of this series covers some of his best spots in the Far North and Bay of Islands
Auckland Hot Spots
Destinations

Auckland Hot Spots

NZ Fishing World’s Forsyth Thompson has fished the length and breadth of New Zealand. Part three of this series covers some of his best spots in and around Auckland.
Destination Waiheke
Destinations

Destination Waiheke

Waiheke Island could never be described as an ‘average’ destination, the stand out region for me has always been what is commonly known as the ‘bottom end.’

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