Saturdays 5:00pm on TV ONE
NZ's favourite fishing show!

This is Ultimate Fishing!

Sharks, marlin, tuna, swordfish and loads more of the hottest fishing action anywhere... Basically, if it's a big bad-ass fish, it's on Ultimate Fishing. Check it out!

Crab Hunting in West Africa - ULTIMATEFISHING TV

While on a trip to Principe Island, Matt stumbles the most crabs he has ever seen.

Choker -The Ultimate Pig Dog

This new hunting technique will revolutionize the way people hunt pigs!

Mega Cray

Have you ever seen this many Crayfish?.....Only in Dusky Sound Fiordland!

Bow Fishing

Matt goes hunting for Koi Carp in Waikato, New Zealand. But instead of taking a rod and reel he uses a bow and arrow to deal to the pest.

Makaira Lodge

Matt and the team recently traveled to Principe Island in the Atlantic ocean. Check out some of the awesome action they had.

Spear Satellite Tagging

Matt and the team travel 300 nautical miles north of New Zealand to the Wanganella Banks in order to try and free tag a marlin.

GANNET MAN! Marlin from a Helicopter

Matt tries the latest form of stunt fishing - inspired by one of the greatest fish catching sea birds, the gannet... we're not sure it's going to catch on though!


After battling a huge swordfish to the surface on his trusty handline out off the coast of Northland, New Zealand, Matt Watson finds himself in a race with a gigantic mako shark to secure his prize catch and get it aboard his little boat in one piece!

The lads end of year fishing trip.

The lads end of year fishing trip.

Swimming with Whales in Niue

Matt, Shaw and Hannah Watson managed to swim with Humpback whales, on a recent family holiday in Niue.

Spearfishing Wahoo in Niue

While on a recent break in Niue, Matt decided to have a go at spearing his first Wahoo.

Yellow Tail Kingfish off the Rocks

Targeting Yellow Tail Kingfish off the rocks is considered one of the most challenging and exciting fishing feats in New Zealand. So Matt and the team bring along a few toys to try and capture the action from all angles.

Clifftop Tiger Shark Fishing

Matt goes fishing off the rocks in Norfolk Island...But he isn't targeting snapper.

Shaw goes snorkeling with Sea Snakes in Niue

Matt and his son Shaw Watson go hunting for sea snakes while on holiday in Niue.

Crayfish Training

A young boy learns how to catch crayfish, and he encounters an octopus and a squid too!

Leatherback Turtle in HD!

Check out the close encounter that Matt and Shaw Watson had with a Leatherback turtle in HD.

Matt Watson - The Mad Man & The Sea

Matt Watson, the extreme New Zealand fisherman, catches a 250 pound Marlin... on a handline.... in a dinghy!

Giant Bluefin Tuna on a Handline - The Early Days

The first attempt at catching a Giant Bluefin Tuna from a handline took place way back in 2008, where Matt set out from his little centre console & steamed over 50 nautical miles off the coast of Greymouth, New Zealand to try his luck with a giant. The entire experience nearly broke him, so it was with some surprise that the handline made a return appearance whilst fishing for Giant Bluefin in Nova Scotia last year.

Mega Snapper nails live Kahawai

This little gem was filmed for the very first episode of the popular New Zealand show; The ITM Fishing Show. It still gets talked about and drooled over by almost every keen snapper fisherman we meet - check it out for yourself!

Kingfish Madness!!

Yellowtail kingfish seem to get anglers fired up more than any other fish. Check out how these kingfish make grown men squeal!

Dog Tooth Tuna (behind the scenes)

A rare behind the scenes look at how Matt Watson and the team filmed some of the hottest tuna action ever, at an unfished reef in the middle of the Pacific.

Great White Shark Encounter

Matt Watson and the team set off on their most ambitious venture yet. As part of a research project, the mission is to catch a great white shark and take a valuable DNA sample, before releasing it back into the wild...