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New Zealand Sea Fish Species Directory
This groper caught by Ken Mitchell of Wanaka was the largest taken on our trip to Fiordland. It weighed in at 64 lbs.
Fiordland Groper
Groper
Cook Strait Groper
Bluefin Tuna
Southern Bluefin Tuna.
Tuhoe in the Waimakariri River
Tuhoe maneuvers near the mouth of Canterbury's Waimakariri River
Catching Small fish from wharves.
Catching tiddlers - small fish - with the kids from wharves.
Legacy Charters Motunau
Free New Zealand Tide Tables
You can go to the Hydrolinz website and print out monthly tide tables for all around New Zealand. This is an excellent and very useful website: Hydrolinz Ports
Red cod from Lyttelton Harbour.
Ugly Southern Cod. Anglers fishing around the South Island of New Zealand for red cod occasionally catch rock cod and bastard red cod.
Adelaide Proctor caught this huge blue nose puka (groper - Hyperoglyphe antarctica) while fishing aboard the boat Marlin Blue out of Whangaroa, Bay of Islands, skippered by Brook Ebdale. It was Adelaide's first time out deep sea groper fishing! Congratulations Adelaide - what a great fish!
Adelaide Proctor caught this huge blue nose puka (groper - Hyperoglyphe antarctica) while fishing aboard the boat Marlin Blue out of Whangaroa, Bay of Islands, skippered by Brook Ebdale. It was Adelaide's first time out deep sea groper fishing! Congratulations Adelaide - what a great fish! Click to enlarge.
Frostfish - Lepidopus caudatus.

Frostfish from the Bay of Plenty. At first glance the frostfish appears to be a thin looking barracouta. Indeed the two species share several common features: both are devoid of scales, have a mouth full of long sharp teeth, and are silver in colour.

Blue Mackerel, also called Pacific and English mackerel
Blue Mackerel. Also known as Pacific or English Mackerel.The blue mackerel is one of the smallest members of the tuna family. A big specimen can reach 55cm but most fish are between 30 and 45cm in length. It is a slender fish not unlike the kahawai at first glance.
Albacore Tuna from Kaikoura
Deep Sea Fishing and Surfcasting on the Kaikoura Coast
Pacific Pomfret taken off Kaikoura.
Pacific Pomfret taken off Kaikoura
 
Pacific Pomfret
Pacific Pomfret?
Blue Nose Groper
Blue nose groper - Otago
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Catching a 21 lb Snapper
A Treasury of New Zealand Fishes
A Treasury of New Zealand Fishes
Blue Moki
Blue Moki - Moki are a reef species generally associa-ted with broken ground and kelp.
Pommy's First Barracouta!
Ross Blomfield with his magnificent 16 pounder, caught near Whale Rock, Whangarei, Northland, New Zealand.
Ross Blomfield Lands A Big One!
Soft Plastic Lures - New Zealand's Best Kept Saltwater Lure Secret
Soft Plastic Lures - New Zealand's Best Kept Saltwater Lure Secret
Knots, Baits & Rigs by Mark Kitteridge
Knots, Baits & Rigs by Mark Kitteridge
Tying the Tube Knot
The Tube Knot for use with heavy monofilament fishing line.
Daiwa Sealine Reel
Daiwa SL450H it holds either 500 metres of 24kg mono, but if braid is used it can be loaded up with 1500 metres of 37kg.
Fiordland Groper
Groper - Fiordland
Sounds Snapper
Marlborough Sounds Snapper
Lead Head Lures
Lead Heads Jigs
Barracouta shred baits off Otago Peninsula.
All that remains of a barracouta bait after a few minutes over the side. It has been shredded by other barracouta!
Lloyd Wood with his massive 19 lb Manu Bay snapper.
Lloyd Wood with his massive 19 lb Manu Bay snapper.
Scarlet Wrasse. How many scarlet wrasse can you catch on one hook? The answer is at least two.
Check your rod's line guides for cracks and chips.
Checking for Cracked Line Guides on your fishing rods.
Sprats
Sprats
Kahawai were torpedoing through the school, whilst others picked up any stragglers. The object of all the attention was a vast school of sprats that must have numbered in the millions.
Barracouta - Thyrsites atun
Barracouta
Canterbury Blue Cod
Flasher Rigs
Prepare your fishing rigs at home.
Kaikoura Marine MAP South of Kaikoura Peninsula.
Kaikoura Marine MAP NZ63 south of Kaikoura Peninsula.
Kaikoura Marine MAP NZ63 south of Kaikoura Peninsula.
Deep Sea Groper
Deep Sea Groper
Robin Isherwood displays proof that you can catch snapper in Fiordland. It is by no means a typical catch! Nonetheless there are good sized snapper roaming the fiords. Photo by Keith Chin
Fiordland Snapper
Trumpeter
Bass caught over the Ranfurly Bank
Deep sea bass
Groper caught of the Canterbury Coast
Hapuku or groper
Groper
Groper Rigs
Gamakatsu Fish Hooks Profile
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Flasher Rigs
Flasher Rigs
Mayor Island Hapuka
Mayor island hapuka Experience, Bay of Plenty deep sea fishing. Fishingmag.co.nz
Mayor Island Hapuka
Tuna Fishing EXTREME! - Tuna Fishing Guide
Tuna Fishing EXTREME! - Tuna Fishing Guide
Professional angler reveals all of the secrets to finding and catching more tuna. Fishing charter captains hate this product as it makes catching tuna so easy for your weekend angler. Click Here!
Soft Plastic Bait Fishing in New Zealand by John Eichelsheim
Soft Plastic Bait Fishing in New Zealand by John Eichelsheim
Motunau Beach
Motunau Beach
The little settlement of Motunau Beach nestles at the northern tip of Pegasus Bay. That's about one third of the way up the coast between Christchurch and Kaikoura.
Sea Fishing Trips in Fiordland.
Blue Cod
Two blue cod and sea perch - Motunau
How to Make Your Own Sinkers
How to Make Your Own Sinkers
How to make your own Sinkers and Jigs. Lead sinkers are one of the biggest selling items of fishing tackle. Everyone who has ever been fishing has lost at least a few sinkers.
Crayfish
Motunau Crayfish
This Skate was caught off the fishing charter boat Takapu fishing out of Kaikoura 5th March. Fantastic trip, plenty of blue cod and sea perch.
Skate Takes A Perch
 
 

 

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