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Hi I live in Whangarei where the fishing is only about 4 times better than anywhere in Australia (lol) and about 50 times better than most of the world.
The Bay of Islands is even better and if you go north to KariKari Peninsular somewhere like Whatuwhiwhi camping ground where it gets fished a lot less you can consistently catch 30lb snapper even in the months after spawning. December January (summer Time)
I am more into recreational than Game fishing but I catch Kahawai (sea trout) most trips in Whangarei but have not caught a Kingi here Although many People do on Jigs, bait,softbait,trolling,livebait etc., I have caught Kingi on live bait and poppers in Bay of Islands. My mate is trying to catch Kingi on fly to establish a new sport and make lotsa money from tourists.
If you are coming up north in NZ drop me an email at [email protected] we may be able to swap info, go fishing together (I have a boat and heaps of tackle) or even help with accommodation
 

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Hi Jamie
Looking at a picture on a friend's web site it looks as if Marty's right in the middle of Ascension island's Blue Marlin season. So the chances of getting a reply for the next couple of months is questionable. Sorry!

But just looking around it looks as if the main species from the rocks will be Snapper with boatwise - on the reefs - Snapper, Grouper and the species they get very excited about - Yellowtail Kingfish. Looking through these sites might well be accessing.

http://www.fishnz.co.nz/. A reasonable Portal site.

http://www.fishing.net.nz/index.cfm. An excellent information site, complete with forums.

http://www.beachfishingnz.com/?CFID=16637107&CFTOKEN=36434364. Albeit slightly further south - Bay of Plenty area - this chap guides rock and kayak fishing trip. Well worth scanning through though for tips.

http://www.wildbill.co.nz/. A boat based in Bay of Islands which, during their winter months, our summer, organises reef trips for individuals targeting Snapper, Grouper and Kingfish (Yellowtail).

Hope, as a starting point, that's of some help.
Dave
Also great eating is Terikihi, gurnard, Kahawai (sea trout), Mao Mao, shark (Lemon fish) and many reef fish such as parrot fish, leather jackets and john dory, if you dive crayfish (lobster) Scallops and mussels are not to hard to get and clams such as Pipi, Cockles, Tuatua are easy for the whole family to gather
 
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