From January to mid May each year the largest Striped Marlin in the world converge on the New Zealand coast line.
The average New Zealand Striped Marlin in approximately 250lbs, but it’s not uncommon to tussle with stripey’s nearing 400lb. Black and Blue Marlin in smaller numbers generally arrive in February and fishing for both these species can last until the end of April.
New Zealand is unquestionably the best place left in the world to tussle with large Swordfish. Regarded by many as the ultimate game fish due to sheer power and strength, combined with having to fish at night makes fishing for swordfish a great challenge for even the world’s most serious angler.