Our Fishing Tips

Great weather, tide and fishing information websites.

We like to be kept informed when we are going fishing – check these sites before you plan your next trip.

Marine Weather

A marine-focused overview of New Zealand’s maritime forecast.


The NZ Metservice site offers a quick consumer-friendly weather snapshot broken down into the main regions.

Buoy Weather

Browse forecasts, charts, and data, all cent red on your chosen Lat/Lon location.

Swell Map

SwellMap specialises in marine forecasts, whereas WeatherMaps provides forecasts for general weather, marine activities, and various other activities.

Maori Fishing Calendar

Use this calendar and associated notes to work out when will be best to go fishing. Includes reference to the moon’s phases, tides, and more.

MetVuw Weather Radar

Satellite imagery of weather systems.

NZ Fisheries

For an overview of rules for recreational quotas etc this is the place to go.