Tagged: fish

Lamprey – the vampire of the sea - Guest Work

Guest Author Jan 20, 2011

A shy, slimy, ancient fish, that looks like an eel but isn’t. It has a circular sucker for a mouth, and feeds by rasping a hole in its victim’s fishy-flesh. It starts life in freshwater, spends most of its life at sea, but returns to freshwater to breed. It can be found all around New Zealand, in southern Australia, … Read More

Kahawai, the people’s fish - Guest Work

Guest Author Jan 13, 2011

The second in a summer series from NIWA… Kahawai are an iconic species for recreational fishers. They are fantastic fighters and are found in most coastal waters, harbours, and estuaries around New Zealand, in both the North Island and South Island. Many New Zealanders will have memories of catching kahawai in the summer with their granddad, in a small boat, … Read More