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    Visiting from the States -- wanting to fish while I'm here.

    Hey all,

    As the title implies, I'm visiting from the USA (in November), and really want to experience fishing in NZ.

    What spots/tours (if you have them) would you recommend? I've fished rivers, lakes, ponds, deep sea, etc.
    Thanks in advance!

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    Hi @miketheyank , I have an experience you wont forget and it will cost you pretty much zero $ , send me a PM il tell you more .
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    Take a Kingfish charter in the North Island, NZ is renound for lots of big hard fighting kingfish.
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    Set a couple of days aside and hit the canals after the Toby shoot.
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    Hit the Rotorua lakes for some fly fishing if your interested. Lakes will be warming up by then.

    Also if weather and time permit we could possibly head out to Strayline some snapper off the BOP coast.

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    you into flyfishing or lures. if you are coming south a trip to the island for sightseeing and a half day codding with the locals is a bit of fun.

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    Mike, the climate and fish species vary in NZ according to where you are. Give some more info and we can help out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MightyBoosh View Post
    Mike, the climate and fish species vary in NZ according to where you are. Give some more info and we can help out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boaraxa View Post
    Hi @miketheyank , I have an experience you wont forget and it will cost you pretty much zero $ , send me a PM il tell you more .
    That does sound a bit dodgy but I'm sure it's all quite innocent.
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    Hauraki gulf (Auckland) for snapper.
    White Island (whakatane) for Kingfish.
    Blue cod top or bottom of South Island.
    Striped marlin around top half of North Island during summer.
    Bluefin tuna off west coast of South Island, but that's in winter I think.
    One trout licence covers all of NZ except Taupo, heaps of options north and south, most open all year or from 1st October.
    There are heaps of charter options for all the saltwater fishing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cigar View Post
    Hauraki gulf (Auckland) for snapper.
    White Island (whakatane) for Kingfish.
    Blue cod top or bottom of South Island.
    Striped marlin around top half of North Island during summer.
    Bluefin tuna off west coast of South Island, but that's in winter I think.
    One trout licence covers all of NZ except Taupo, heaps of options north and south, most open all year or from 1st October.
    There are heaps of charter options for all the saltwater fishing.
    Will definitely look into these. Thank you!

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    In general terms, the north of the North Island is about saltwater fishing and is very good. Bait and lure fishing are equally effective and can be quite spectacular. Main species are snapper, kingfish (you will know them as yellowtail), kahawai and trevally - you can Google those species to get an idea of specific techniques. Offshore game fishing is also an option, but November is a little too early in the year.

    As you go further south, let's say south of Auckland for arguments sake, the saltwater fishing remains good, bait fishing predominates. There is some overlap in species, but blue cod are a favourite of the south. South of Auckland, the freshwater trout fishing picks up significantly, and there are some truly world class fisheries.

    Whether you go with charters/guides or not is another question. They will certainly get you on to fish and speed up the learning process significantly which is important on a relatively short trip. Do it yourself is cheaper and could work. It is also fun, but don't think that you are going to rock up to downtown Auckland, throw a bait in and pull out a marlin! The fishing is good, but like anywhere, it takes some work and local knowledge. Not having a boat will slow you down, so charters may be a good option.
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    If your coming south ..stop over in Nelson. Fishing is good scenery is amazing.
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    he would have to watch out for that penquin fella if he goes near nelson we have seen what happens to tourists if they fall into his clutches
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    If your wanting to have a crack at fly fishing in the lower south Island I can help you out.

    Sight fishing with Dries is hard to beat on good fast running Bows.
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