New Zealand's first Coarse Fishing Tackle Shop Opening Soon!

by Mark Mees on September 08, 2021

Firstly, a BIG thanks to all of our fantastic customers from New Zealand and Australia. With your amazing support, we've been able to go from strength to strength re-investing in new stock and expanding our range to provide you with an increasingly efficient and effective service.

As part of our continued growth, we're delighted to announce the Southern Hemisphere's first bricks and mortar, specialised, coarse fishing tackle & bait shop opening in Otaki later this year.

We have an absolute mountain of new stock arriving between now and Christmas, including an expanded range of clothing, luggage and specialist gear, and the shop's opening will also also see the launch of Otaki Angling's NEW "PREDATOR" range of products for those of you that enjoy chasing trout and perch with lures and spinners.

None of this would have been possible without your amazing support, so again, a huge thanks.

We're here to make your fishing more fun, and hopefully, more productive!

Stay tuned for more news - and please keep the feedback coming in.

Tight Lines


by Patrick Bolger on November 30, 2021

Hi There.
When will the store be opening & will you be posting to Australia?

by Steve Fitzpatrick Angling Times Editor-in-Chief on November 08, 2021

Congratulations on the new store! In case you don’t know, Mark is a former Angling Times stalwart and a pretty decent angler too – his knowledge of coarse fishing is second to none. I hope the growing NZ coarse fishing scene gets behind the store and great things happen.
Best wishes from all at Angling Times and good luck with the shop – will pop in when I’m over in NZ next.

by Milton Bodington on September 08, 2021

Mark, this is such a massive accomplishment for you and I want to thank you for all the great service

by Adrian Livesey on September 08, 2021

Congratulations Mark, my best wishes that all goes well and keeps Coarse Fishing going in NZ. Huapai Coarse, Carp and Sea, Fishing Club.

by Dave Russell on September 08, 2021

Wishing you all the best with the venture.

by Stuart Stevenson on September 08, 2021

It’s great that Mark has has been brave enough to follow his dream, let us all support him and keep the coarse angling scene improving.