FISHING, Page One.


  • Catch More Snapper & Kingfish on Lures
  • Hauraki Gulf Fishing Hotspots
  • How to Catch Fish and Where
  • How to Catch Fish and Where #2
  • Spot X Game Fishing New Zealand
  • Spot X Boat Fishing New Zealand. 2nd Edition
  • The New Zealand Grand Slam of Fishing
  • Catch More Snapper
  • Knots, Rigs & Baits
  • The Kiwi SurfCasting Guide

  • New Zealand Fish Identification Slate
  • Spot X Fish ID
  • New Zealand Commercial Fishes Poster-Large
  • New Zealand Commercial Fishes Poster-Small
  • Fishes of New Zealand Poster
  • New Zealand Seafood Poster
  • How to Use an Echo Sounder/Fish Finder
  • The Cruiser's Handbook of Fishing

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    By Mark Kitteridge & Joe Dennehy. 210mm x 300mm, Softback. 190 Pages. 0.67 kg. Colour Photos and drawings. Published 2020

    Catch More Snapper & Kingfish on Lures is all about lures, and all about Snapper and Kingfish fishing. Whether you use slow jigs, soft baits or poppers; this book covers everything you need to know and stuff you already forgot about lure fishing.

    Chapters include:

  • Slow Jigs
  • Metal Jigs
  • Micro Jigs
  • Softbaits
  • Stick baits
  • Poppers
  • Soft Plastics
  • Minnows
    Plus a chapeter on Fileting.

    NZ$30.00 + Delivery.

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    By Bruce Duncan. 210mm x 270mm, Softback. 207 Pages. 0.88 kg. Colour Photos, screen shots, and drawings. Published 2019

    The Hauraki Gulf has some of the best fishing spots in the country, that can be enjoyed all year round. Expert fisherman Bruce Duncan has identified 150 fishing Hot Spots - the best locations in the Hauraki Gulf to land that perfect catch!

    NZ$40.00 + Delivery.

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    HOW TO CATCH FISH AND WHERE. The indispensable guide to catching fish in New Zealand.
    By Mike Rendle. Softcover, 0.60kg, 210mm x 147mm, 224 pages. Published 2013. Photographs, drawings and charts.

    Author Mike Rendle draws on more than four decades of experience as a professional and recreational fisherman, as a fishing magazine editor and as an author, to teach you the fundamentals of fishing in New Zealand.
    This is a book for everyone who wants to know how to fish. It will teach you the basics, explain the equipment, introduce you to the techniques.
    Packed-full of colour, description, diagrams and detail. If you don't know your ratchet from your reel seat, have no idea how to rig a softbait, or use a squid for bait, then this is the book for you.
    The style is easy to read, simple to follow and includes lots of tips and hints.

    NZ$25.00 + Delivery.

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    By Mike Rendle. Softcover, 0.75kg, 210mm x 147mm, 327 pages. Published 2018. Photographs, drawings and charts.
    Following on from his first (hugely successful and bestselling) book of the series, Mike Rendle again draws on his five decades of experience as a professional and recreational fisherman, a fishing magazine editor and an author.

    In this edition, as well as covering big fish, there is an introduction to gamefishing (catching your first marlin), a section on trolling and jigging for trout, tackle maintenance, rod construction, lure fishing, safety, the environment and much more.

    The book includes a guide showing where you can target big fish, an identification section for our gamefish and tunas (which complements the extensive section included in the first book) and much more, such as preparing and processing skipjack tuna for bait.

    Packed-full of colour, description, diagrams and detail, this book is easy to read, simple to follow and includes lots of tips and hints.

    This is New Zealand Fishing for New Zealand Fishermen.

    NZ$35.00 + Delivery.

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    BySpot X. Softcover - Spiral Bound, 0.090kg, 210mm x 298mm, 264 pages, full colour photographs and chart reproductions. Published 2016. ist edition
    Part of the well known range of Spot X fishing guides.

    Hydrographic Charts covering the West and East Coasts of the North Island from Taranaki to East Cape. Over 300 GPS spots for Striped Marlin, Blue Marlin, Broadbill Sword, Black Marlin and Yellow Fin Tuna. Game Fishing Knowledge articles contributed by our Experts include:

  • Bar Crossing
  • Fishing for Blue and Striped Marlin from a Trailer boat
  • Dropping for Swordfish
  • Gamefish Identification and IGFA Rules

    The book also lists the contact details for the Coastguard, Maritime Radio, Weather, Marinas, Fishing Clubs, D.O.C and M.O.F in each area.

    NZ$40.00 + Delivery.

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    BySpot X. Softcover, 1.00kg, 210mm x 298mm, Spiral Binding. 264 pages, full colour photographs and chart reproductions. .

    Over 3000 fishing spots from North Cape the Bluff. Designed as a companion for fishers and boaties.

    The layout is a combination of the successful Cape to Cape and Fishing NZ books. Each area has a large number of spots identified with the GPS co-ordinates and the species most likely to be caught there. In addition to these spots each area has a list of spots with detailed information on how to fish those spots, bait, tide, rig, time of day, season, wind, berley and fishing tips.

  • Illustrated with marine charts
  • GPS marks
  • target species
  • best conditions
  • Xpert tips.

    NZ$40.00 + Delivery.

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    By Alain Jorion. Softcover, 0.60kg, 160mm x 240mm, 200 pages. Published 2013.
    One man & the ultimate top ten game-fish challenge.

    Alain Jorion is the first New Zealander to have captured the 'Grand Slam' of game fishing, comprising a top-class speciman of each of the big game fish - the billfish slam of black marlin, blue Marlin, striped marlin, shortbilled spearfish and broadbill spearfish, plus the tuna species (Bluefin, yellowfin, bigeye, albacore and skipjack) - all caught under strict criteria set by the New Zealand Sportfishing Coucil.

    On the way to this incredible achievement he has had some amazing experiences and gleaned skills and knowledge from many people in the process. Winning the coveted 'Old man and the Sea' trophy (twice) and the Fisherman of the Year 2001-2002.

    This is the story of one man and his passion, and a true exponent of the words "Gone Fishing"..

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    By Mark Kitteridge. Softback, 170mm x 240mm, 248 pages, full colour photographs, reprinted 2011.
    As a well-known fishing writer and author, Mark Kitteridge needs no introduction to any serious fisherman or fisherwoman in New Zealand. Much has changed since his first book on snapper fishing – new equipment, new techniques and a whole revolution in soft-bait fishing has happened. His new book presents up-to-the-minute advice on doing it right and being successful.
    Catch More Snapper is just that – how to catch snapper and do it every time you go fishing.

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    By Mark Kitteridge. Softback, 190mm x 250mm, 208 pages, full colour photographs.
    The 208 pages in this well illustrated book contain a huge number of excellent photographs and line drawings that really bring the text to life.

    This is quite a substantial book covering the best rigs to use in almost every sea fishing situation you are likely to encounter in New Zealand. From catching tiddlers from the wharf or jetty, spinning with lures for big and small fish, surfcasting, deep-sea angling and game fishing.
    simple and easy to understand with plenty of excellent stuff for the beginner up to the most experienced of anglers.

    The author is well known in New Zealand having written for various fishing magazines over many years.

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    By Andy Macleod. Softcover, 0.537kg, 150mm x 2310mm, 144 pages. Black & White and Colour photographs. Published 2014.
    In this accessible guide to surfcasting in New Zealand, Andy Macleod shares his vast knowledge of the country's inshore fishery. He covers all the essentials, including what bait to use, the best time of day to fish, and a few crafty tricks on how to catch fish as you are learning. Even if you are already an experienced (and successful) surfcaster, this book will take your fishing to new levels. (or greater depths). Chapter include:

  • NZ Fish Species
  • Surfcasting Regions
  • Choosing the spot
  • Working with nature
  • Tackle
  • Methods & techniques
  • Baits and bait presentation

    Andy Macleod is a Wellington based surfcaster and fishing writer. He is a regular columnist on land-based fishing in New Zealand Fishing News magazine. He competes regularly in competitions and has been a regional and national surfcasting champion. This is his second book.

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    By NZ Underwater. 150mm x 210mm, Double-sided single waterproof card.
    Single card, double-sided, with photographic images of New Zealand fishes. Ideal for keeping on the boat, or in a bag.

    This card is waterproof, and although catch limits and legal catch sizes are not shown, this is perfect for Identifying your catch or for reference.

    NZ$10.00 + Delivery.

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    By Spot X. Softback, 0.06kg, 98mm x 210mm, 22 pages, full colour illustrations, published 2004.

    Written, illustrated and designed for fishermen. This handy pocket size booklet is clearly illustrated with tips on identification, habitat, fishing technique and bait used with a brief comment on the food quality.

    Includes Gamefish, Tuna, Shark Species, Bait Fish, Deepwater Fish, Saltwater Fish and Freshwater Fish.

    Great for the tackle box. Water proof and tear proof.

    NZ$13.00 + Delivery.

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    By United Fisheries. Poster, 690mm X 990mm, Colour.

    NZ$15.00 + Delivery.

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    Also available as a Smaller Poster -

    Poster, 420mm X 595mm, Colour.

    NZ$10.00 + Delivery.

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    By Te Papa Press. Poster, 595mm X 830mm, Colour.
    New Zealand's unique marine environments are home to more than 1200 known species of fishes.

    From the familiar to the astonishing, this poster displays a selection highlighting their wonderful diversity.

    Taken from the (4 volume) book The Fishes of New Zealand, Published in 2015. This book is located on our website. Please follow the link.

    • Fishes of New Zealand

      NZ$25.00 + Delivery.

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      By Seafood Industry Council. Poster, Dimensions: 59.4cm W x 81.4cm H. Colour.
      From King salmon to Scallops, Bluenose to Scampi, the New Zealand seafood industry sustainably harvests a wide range of fish. Seafood New Zealand’s commercial fish species poster features colour photographs of all 71 species as well as their scientific names.

      Published by the Seafood Industry Council of New Zealand

      NZ$18.00 + Delivery.

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      By John Adams. Paperback, 0.40kg, 185mm x 215mm, 123 pages. Colour photos, line drawings and screen shots.Second Edition 2018

      Packed full of over 130 images including screen captures, diagrams and full colour photos, this easy to read and understand book will help even the most experienced fisher gain more from their colour echo sounder/fish finder.This updated edition now includes Imaging Sonar and CHIRP.

      The principles outlined in this book can also be applied to all colour echo sounders.

    • Background to Echo Sounders
    • Understanding the Sounders and how they work
    • Fish Detection and dead zones
    • Using your Echo Sounder
    • Down Scan Sonar
    • Side Scan Sonar
    • Interpreting The Acoustic Images

      Written with the aim of "keeping it simple" John Adams has written a book for both novices and experienced fish hunters alike,The seven major parts (chapters) in the book are designed to encourage a sequential learning process, with one part seamlessly leading on to the next.

      John Adams lives in Perth where he manages the Fremantle Boat school.

      NZ$69.50 + Delivery.

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      By Scott & Wendy Bannerot. Paperback, 186mm x 233mm, 418 pages, black & white photographs.
      The Cruiser's Handbook of Fishing gives you everything you need to know about fish in tropical or middle-latitude sea - from a cruising boat underway or at anchor, from a dinghy, in the surf,and while diving reefs. Step by step this richly detailed guide walks you through:
    • Choosing, using, and maintaining tackle, lures, hooks,leaders and other rigging essentials.
    • Reading currents, wind, wave patterns, tides, water temperature, and atmospheric conditions.
    • Modifying vessels with cruise-fishing enhancements such as rod holders, outriggers, cleaning tables, bait wells, and platforms.
    • Tying the best knots for cruise fishing.
    • Avoiding and treating routine fishing injuries and poisoning - including vital information on toxic fish, venomous stings and punctures, and steering clear of dangerous predators.
    • Identifying hundreds of fish species.
    • Preparing your catch - including a range of easy and delectable recipes.
    • And much more.

      NZ$42.00 + Delivery.

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