New Zealand holds so many options for the keen game fisherman who is prepared to put the time in to chase the big one. Our striped marlin fishery is quite possible the best in the world, with many fish each year landed in the 140-200kg range. Livebaiting is by the the best way to produce these solid fish, and at certain times of the year they can be found within 10 miles of our port in numbers.  The stripey season runs from January to April, and during that time there is usually a run of big blue marlin as well.