New Zealand Fishing rods need to be tough and durable to capably handle big New Zealand fish and Shimano rods are some of the toughest on the market. Most models featured on this site have been designed in New Zealand, by experienced New Zealand anglers, who know exactly what is required when targeting New Zealand's unique species and environments.

With a range of 28 different rod famiilies consisiting of more than 170 models that have been specifically designed or hand picked for New Zealand's unique fresh and saltwater environments, you're certain to find the rod to suit your needs.

Shimano Fishing New Zealand's rod development team have incorporated a number of unique designs focusing on strength, balance and cosmetics - the result of which, balances perfectly in your hand while fishing.

Anglers in New Zealand are always looking for that edge when fighting their catch and having the right balanced rod for the species that you are targeting is extremely important.

With specially designed rods for a number of New Zealand fish species including - marlin, tuna, kingfish, snapper, trevally, kahawai, trout, salmon and many more. New innovative TC3 and TC4 blanks allow Shimano to get the maximum amount of strength and power, while keeping the overall weight of the rods down considerably. This allows for much easier use and also gives the anglers the option to fish much lighter line classes on heavier species.

Shimano fishing rods are available at a number of different price points and styles so you can be certain to find a rod to match exactly what you are looking for.