What also makes the fishery unique is the geographical nature of the country. New Zealand is a very long, narrow landmass, especially in the area of the North Island, where the majority of the fishing takes place. There’s usually a lee side, so anglers can fish both coasts of the country. This is especially important here because the weather can be unpredictable and the fishing can be fickle. With all these rapidly changing factors, most of the anglers fish from small trailer boats. This allows them to fish one side of the country on one day, the other the next. It’s also a great way to see the contrasting beauty of New Zealand’s coastline while putting yourself in the right place to capture a trophy striped marlin.