New Zealand's best fishos demand the best!

Whether they're amateur fisho's chasing marlin out of little tinnies, soft baiting for snapper inshore, or charter or commercial fishermen heading deep in search of bluenose, puka and bass - there is one common theme - they use Furuno


Right around the country you'll find the people that are consistently catching fish use Furuno!

Check out what Furuno gear these #teamfurunoNZ fishos are using.


Matt Watson needs no introduction! He's presenter, producer and director of the ITM Fishing Show and an ambassador for the NZ outdoors. Matt used Furuno as a rec fisho, commercial fisho and chartering before he went into Fishing TV. Now he relies on it day in, day out to find the fish when the pressure is on to deliver for the camera. Matt's latest Stabicraft 2750 Centre Cabin comes kitted with TZ Touch 14", 1kw transducer, Radar and NAVPilot711C with SabikiMode



From Hokianga to the Mokes and Aldies you'll find Luke Davis wherever the action is, doing what he loves, chasing marlin, swords and deep water dwellers.  Luke caught well over 25 marlin from his trailer boat last year, raising over 50, many of those from bait balls marked on his FCV 587 with 1kw transducer.  When he's not out wide you'll find Luke behind the rigging desk at YeeHaa Fishing tackle, or sneaking out for a fish in the Gulf chasing some snapper. Go and say gidday to Luke and ask him what he thinks of his FCV 587! 


Bruce's haunt is the Hauraki Gulf and no-one knows it better! Capt Swish has fished these waters all his life and is in great demand as a lecturer an writer on all there is to know about fishing the Gulf. He rarely takes his allowed limit, believing people should catch only what they need "for today" and he won't freeze fish, saying it should be eaten fresh. Capt Swish is a big fan of Furuno and currently runs a TZTouch2.


Tony's done the the miles chartering year round here in New Zealand - using Furuno to track down kingfish and hapuka on a daily basis out of Tairua. Now he lives the dream traveling the world setting world records on the top game boats in places like Costa Rica and crewing the Black Marlin season in Cairns. When he returns home, the first thing he does is hook up his 5m Stabi and goes and finds bass, bluenose, marlin, swords and puka using his trusty FCV587 and TM260 transducer. He reckons the 587 is the ultimate fish finder!


Owen earns a living putting people on to kingfish day in day out as a charter operator out of the Eastern Coromandel on his vessel CoroKing, and lives in front of his Furuno TZ Touch 14". When guys like that choose Furuno, you know it is because it delivers the goods. Owen loves ACCUFish, he reckons it is just the bees knees when he is fishing in areas the kingfish are hanging among a lot of bait. 


Willis fishes hard with his mates year round out of New Plymouth on his trusty Surtees "Ranger", doing very well on the snapper, bluenose and puka.  Willis runs a TZ Touch 14 with 1kw transducer. Over summer he chases the bite heading away on plenty of epic road trips, last year Willis and crew nailed a trophy 132kg Big Eye and Swordfish - both at the Garden Patch, Far North. You can be sure Willis will be among the action again this season on Ranger!


Jed's regular stomping ground is the Far North whenever there is a nice weather window you'll find him out there chasing swords, bluenose, bass and puka - it is deep water fishing that rings his bells and thats why he chose the high power on the FCV 295 and 2kw transducer to get the job done.  Jed is reading 700m+ and marking fish that deep in sloppy conditions.  Jed also does some crewing on the legendary Furuno kitted vessel Cascade and is regularly out testing Jigging Master kit which he imports into NZ.


The McIvers aka Team Reel Busy fish hard chasing marlin, kingfish, hapuka, bass and bluenose out of their custom Extreme 850, anywhere from Waihau Bay to Ranfurly Banks and Mayor. Reel Busy is a serious sport fishing weapon, and as such it is kitted with two x Furuno TZ Touch 14" NAVPilot and Radar. "We've found the TZ Touch super easy to use and it has delivered the goods time and time again."