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New Record Pacific Bluefin Tuna

On February 19, 2014, Donna Pascoe boated a 907-pound Pacific bluefin tuna (Thunnus orientalis) of off New Zealand. The IGFA has now certified the catch as the women’s world record in the 130-pound line class, as well the women’s all tackle world record for Pacific bluefin tuna. The IGFA has not yet identified whether or […]

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91-Year-Old Angler Lands Marlin

William “Wally” Carmichael of Dargaville and Waihi Beach, New Zealand, was fishing with his son off of Doubtless Bay last week when he hooked and landed a 201-pound striped marlin. The 91-and-a-half-year-old was fishing with Captain Rob Obren of Opua about 135 miles off of Berghan Point when he hooked the marlin. Carmichael fought the […]

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Possible NZ Kingfish Record Set

Aucklander Tracey Lidiard may have set a new women’s record for largest kingfish [yellowtail amberjack (S. l. lalandi). Tracey took this impressive 40 kg (88.185 lbs) 145 cm (4.75 ft) in Tauranga Harbour in the Northeast Bay of Plenty region of New Zealand, though she’s not saying exactly where. The fish outweighs the current women’s […]

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Best Bet out of Auckland? Snapper and Tuna

For those of you lucky enough to be fishing in New Zealand waters around Auckland, Cuvier, Island and down to Tauranga, the word is that there are still plenty of snapper around. The problem is that snapper are in the middle of their annual spawn, and spawning fish are often a bit finicky about eating. […]

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Auckland Boat Show Program Online

The Auckland On Water Boat Show (formerly the Auckland International Boat Show) kicks off next Thursday, September 26, 2013 and will run through Sunday, September 29, 2013. This is certainly one of those shows that we really wish we could attend, but unfortunate, can’t. Fortunately, the event’s planners have opted to put this year’s program […]

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Biggest Fish Ever Caught on Rod and Reel?

3 News in New Zealand is reporting that a record setting giant tuna was caught today off of the West Coast of New Zealand. The fish, which was taken to a port in Greymouth, weighed in at 352.5 kilograms, about 776 pounds. Channel 3 is claiming the fish is the largest fish ever to be […]

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Tuna Taken 13 Years after being Tagged

Bruno Leroy of Radio New Zealand International reports that¬†Samuela Ratini, a crew member of a Taiwanese vessel, has caught a 220 pound big eye tuna about 620 miles east of Fiji that was tagged in 2000. Interestingly, the fish was caught in roughly the same area where it was tagged. The Secretariat of the Pacific […]

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Champion Big Game Boat For Sale

Inventive Fishing researchers and world fishing observers are seeing a number of announcements that the famed New Zealand champion offshore boat Libertas is up for sale. Asking price for this 60 foot Riviera Millennium: $1.15 million. According to Scoop Independent News out of New Zealand, the “Australian-built Libertas has a 16 foot beam and is […]

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