Kayak fishing has captured the hearts of Kiwis across the country. Here's guide on the basic essential kit needed, as well as what to watch out for when planning and paddling out for a yak fish on the water.
Top 7 Boating Destinations this Summer
There’s endless miles of coastline and inland waters to take your pick from, but we’ve gone and handpicked seven of New Zealand's most enticing boating destinations you shouldn’t miss this year.
Spring into Action: Guide to Thrilling Fishing
Spring marks the beginning of another exciting saltwater fishing season for many enthusiastic kiwi anglers. Here's some special tips to get the most out of spring fishing and ensure a successful day on the water.
Stay safe on the water this winter
Our friends at Tower have some top tips for winter boat trips! With stronger gales and higher seas, more than ever, it’s important that you’ve got safety in mind when you hit the water.
Top 5 Boating Claims and How to Avoid Them
In this article we spoke with Tower, our preferred insurance partner, to discuss the 5 common boating claims they have seen over the past couple of summers.
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Coastguard have teamed up with Wireless Nation to bring members a great discount on broadband and mobile. It’s for everyone, whatever your lifestyle.
Winterising your boat
A few simple steps to winterise your boat now, can save you a lot of aggravation and expense come summer.
Checking your battery
Avoid ruining a day on the water by making sure your battery is in good nick.
All about flares
If you're in an emergency and you need to attract attention, you need to know how to use flares safely and effectively.
Do you have a callsign?
All VHF radio transmissions in New Zealand are legally required to be individually identifiable, and the best way to do this is with a callsign.
Looking after your lifejackets
Read our tips on how to best care for your lifejacket over the years.
Taking care of your trailer
We give you tips on how to keep your boat trailer in top condition.
The five principles of FishCare
FishCare promotes best practice techniques to help people contribute to fishery and environmental sustainability.
VHF radio and Nowcasting channels
Broken down, need a tow, or simply looking to make a trip report? Use these VHF channels to contact us.
Check your fuel before summer
If your boat has been laid up over winter, now’s a good time to check over it before you head back out.
Boatie's Best Mate.
Get a Coastguard membership today for peace of mind when you’re out boating.