About New Zealand Fishing News

New Zealand Fishing News
274 Church St, P.O.Box 12965
Penrose, Auckland, New Zealand
Ph: +64 9 634 1800 Fax: +64 9 634 2948
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Grant Dixon

Grant Dixon, Editor

P: 027 492 5533

Grant loves his fishing and is an accomplished angler and boatman who likes nothing more than catching a feed of fish. Grant enjoys trolling for trout, boat fishing for snapper, kingfish, tarakihi and other table fish, as well as gamefishing in the season. He is also a keen diver. Grant's background is in newspapers and he brings to Fishing News a keen journalist's nose for a story.
John Eichelsheim

John Eichelsheim, Associate Editor

P: 0274 819 717

John is a keen angler who enjoys all aspects of sportfishing. Something of an all-rounder, John divides his time between flyfishing for trout, small boat fishing for inshore marine species, deepwater charter boat fishing and gamefishing in the season. He also dabbles in coarse fishing, surfcasting and saltwater flyfishing. John has worked in marine magazines since 1990 and was Managing Editor on NZ Fisherman and GameFisher until they merged with Fishing News in 2000.
Mark Kitteridge

Mark Kitteridge, Deputy Editor

P: 027 482 2745

Mark is one of New Zealand's most recognised anglers. With a string of records to his name (including a 37kg yellowfin tuna on a flyrod), numerous competition wins and a high media profile spanning twenty years, Mark is a valued member of the team. Another all-rounder, Mark enjoys flyfishing for trout, general sportfishing and game fishing, an area in which he has a great deal of experience. He is also one of New Zealand's leading proponents of saltwater fly. He also enjoys coarse fishing, surfcasting and landbased gamefishing. Mark worked as Deputy Editor on NZ Fisherman and Editor of GameFisher for several years until they merged with NZ Fishing News. Mark has just published his first book, "Hookup on Snapper".
Sam Mossman

Sam Mossman, Special Projects Editor

Sam is a vastly experienced angler who holds or has held dozens of New Zealand and World records, including several for saltwater fly. A respected author, Sam has several books to his credit including the definitive "Saltwater Sportfishing in New Zealand". Sam is an excellent technician and a superb light tackle angler. He enjoys all branches of the sport but is particularly interested in saltwater flyfishing and gamefishing. Sam has been involved with Fishing News for nearly twenty years.

Fishing News Contributors

Each month the magazine relies on contributions from an extensive stable of contributing writers from all around the country and beyond. Most are at the forefront of fishing in their area and they include some of New Zealand's top charterboat skippers, fishing guides and leading anglers. As well, Fishing News is proud to publish the contributions of dozens of ordinary fishers and the stories and pictures of hundreds of readers in every issue.

The Sales Department

Peter Francis

Peter Francis, Advertising Sales

P: 0274 979 787

Peter Francis is a keen angler who also works part-time as a fishing guide. Peter enjoys all aspects of fishing, including flyfishing in fresh and salt water. He fishes all over the North Island and has a special fondness for the Tongariro River and Lake Otamangakau. He's no stranger to big fish. Pete joins Fishing News after successfully guiding New Zealand's premier fishing website,, through its crucial formation and consolidation phases. Peter has a background in sales and marketing, working for several years for Mobil Oil, and he also has experience in the magazine industry as a sales representative with New Zealand Fisherman.
Steve Pattullo

Steve Pattullo, Advertising Sales

P: 0274 979 789

Auckland native Steve Pattullo is a keen saltwater angler who particularly enjoys rockhopping. A boatie all his life, Steve grew up on and around the water cruising with his parents in the family launch all over the Hauraki Gulf and the East Coast of the North Island. Steve has a background in print media and advertising sales. A typesetter by trade, he has an excellent understanding of advertisement design and layout; his most recent position before joining the team at Fishing News was Advertising Sales Supervisor with the Rodney Times. Steve is married with two teenage children who also enjoy the outdoor life. The family boat is a 26-foot steel displacement launch - more a fishing boat than a cruiser, says Steve - moored at Stanmore Bay, Whangaparaoa, where the family have their home.

New Zealand Fishing News
274 Church St, P.O.Box 12965
Penrose, Auckland, New Zealand
Ph: +64 9 634 1800 Fax: +64 9 634 2948

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