Spearfishing NZ

The official organisation promoting and advocating for safe & sustainable use of our natural fisheries resources by Recreational Spearfishers.

Our aim is to look after and reflect the interests of all spearfishers and spearfishing clubs throughout NZ. Where such clubs have a web site of their own we encourage you to follow the links we have to them. Often you will find some great local fishing stories and photos amongst their pages.

Spearfishing is one of the most conservative forms of fishing. It is highly selective and sustainable because it can take only those fish intended to be caught while certain reef species that are resident fish, slow to grow, often inedible and sometimes protected are not taken. The Species section on this site identifies fish in both categories. We are keen to receive identification photos to be considered for inclusion either as replacements for existing photos or as new species.

Spearfishing organisation in this country dates back to the 1950’s when New Zealand Underwater Association’s clubs started to run competitions. In subsequent years the numbers engaged in spearfishing whether to get fresh fish for the dinner table, competitions, or blue water hunting for large pelagic species, has steadily increased in number. Properly employed, the selective and sustainable nature of this fishing method underpins the enthusiasm spearfishers have for their sport.

Spearfishing NZ lucky dip prize: The latest dive computer worn by freedivers and or scuba divers as a safety adjunct. RRP $699.

Its functions include a reading of your depth, the length of your dive time, an alarm telling you it is time to come up, and when you are back on the surface the amount of recovery time needed before diving again. It is technology advancing diving safety.
Physical Address: 
7 Lochiel Road, Khandallah, Wellington 6035