RodsKilwell have an extensive range of fishing rods covering boat rods, game fishing rods, jig, spin and casting rods, surf casting rods and fly-fishing rods. As a manufacturer of fishing rods, we distribute our own high end Kilwell NZ made rods, as well our competitively priced Kilwell International branded rods, along with renowned brands – TiCA and Orvis fly fishing rods.
ReelsWhether you want to try your hand at fly fishing or saltwater fishing, Kilwell have a range of reels to suit all your fishing needs. From the delicate precision of Orvis fly reels through to the Kilwell International and TiCA spin reels, surf reels, bait caster and boat reels, up to the powerful and sturdy TiCA game reels.
Rod & Reel CombosAre you stuck trying to decide which rod should go with which reel? The team at Kilwell have done the hard work for you and paired up a huge range of rod & reel combos to suit all types of fishing. We have put together combos using Kilwell and TiCA’s finest tackle to see you right when boat, spin, or surf casting. Orvis also have a range of fly outfits from entry level to top end.
Lines, Mono, BraidAlong with the world’s best fly lines, leaders, and tippet from Scientific Anglers, Kilwell supply a range of fishing lines from top brands Asari monofilament, Orvis leaders and fly line, Sunline braid, fluorocarbon, surf casting leaders and wire trace. Woodstock lead core line and braid can be purchased in 100yd spools or bulk spools of 2500yd.
Terminal TackleYou can’t go fishing without the essentials of hooks, lures, rigs, jigs, sinkers and swivels. Our huge range of terminal tackle has been sourced from all over the world and we’ve brough you the finest from Centro beads and crimps, Eagle Claw hooks, Gillies lures, Tasmanian Devil lures, Trokar lazer sharp hooks, Veltic lures and our very own Kilwell freshwater baits, Pacific Lures, Broken Arrow jigs and the odd sinker and swivel too.
Life JacketsRESPONSE by Life Jacket Solutions host a range of PFD’s that are manufactured and designed to the latest standards AS758.1 2015. Safety is their focus and the most important piece of equipment that you will ever need in and around the water is a high-quality life jacket. Life Jacket Solutions have over 20 years’ experience in the PFD/Life Jacket market, so they know safety is the utmost importance, but there is no need to sacrifice comfort. In the range, we have all levels ranging from Level 50, Level 50S, Level 100, Level 150 & Level 275. All our level 100 jackets have roll over. This means when a wearer is face down in the water, the wearer will float back to a safe position within 10 seconds.
OutriggersOur world famous Kilwell Outriggers, either fully rigged or carbon blanks up to 4.2m long, can be found right here alongside our slim line and wishbone outrigger bases. You will also see the range of Aftco release clips and the Kilwell line up of outrigger fittings, pullers, taglines and retrieve weights.
Fishing AccessoriesOur huge range of fishing accessories covers everything from Aftco gaffs, tag poles, fish bats, gloves and gimbal belts, Buck fishing gloves, Orvis waders, boots, fly tying tools, line cleaners, storage, bags, and cases. Precision Pak is renowned for its bright orange fish storage bags and coolers, plus we have our very own Kilwell tuna oil, berley dispensers, nets, smokers and sawdust available online.
Shop by BrandKilwell are the proud New Zealand distributors of some of the world’s best fishing & hunting brands including Allen, Aftco, Buck, Browning, DJ CAlls, Gillies, G96, Gamebore, Kent, Laporte, Meopta, Orvis, Precision Pak, Rossi, Scientific Anglers,SKB, TiCA, Trokar and Winchester. View the ranges here.
Aftco Fishing TackleThe American Fishing Tackle Company (AFTCO) is family owned and operated in Southern California. The represents unparalleled quality, performance, and reliability when it counts most. The AFTCO range of fishing products are thoroughly field tested, and they are still proudly handcrafted and manufactured in the U.S. AFTCO’s fishing clothing is worn around the world and is designed to handle what mother nature decides to throw at you.
Allen CompanyWhat started over 50 years ago, in Broomfield, Colorado, with a single gun case, Allen Company has grown into one of the premier brands in the outdoor industry. They passionately focus on developing high-quality hunting, shooting, archery, and tactical gear with value. As outdoor enthusiasts, they understand your passion for what you do and are excited to be the brand you choose for your next adventure. Whether you take to the field or the range, their products are designed and tested by outdoor experts to ensure optimal performance at the highest level. Your experience is only limited by your gear-discover your potential with Allen Company.
ALPS Rod ComponentsALPS has manufactured high quality rod components on the island state of Taiwan since 1985. The name ALPS was chosen to reflect their vision that even a small rod component can have the majesty of a magnificent mountain. ALPS are confident their rod components will provide infinite innovation to your fishing rods.
Browning AmmunitionIt’s the dawn of a new generation. The faces of shooting are changing and that is extremely inspiring to the Browning engineers. That is what this company was built on: Changing demand and innovation. To create a new generation of ammunition, the brightest minds were very selective in the development of Browning Ammunition. They established the very highest standards to create The Best There Is in ammunition. They identified only the most optimum calibers and bullet weights worthy of bearing the Buckmark for hunting. In addition, they focused on designs that were engineered for higher efficiencies with maximum effect in personal defense and sport shooting. Browning Ammunition is designed to the highest standards of innovation, precision and technology.
Buck KnivesA 4th generation family company, Buck has an ongoing commitment to developing innovative new products. Behind every Buck knife is over 110 years of experience and craftsmanship. Buck use the very best materials and state-of-the-art technology to create knives that meet the exacting demands you would expect of a high quality knife. Buck guarantee their knives with their Forever Warranty, because they believe in the integrity of their products.
Centro Terminal TackleCentro Corporation, based in South Korea, manufactures some of the finest terminal fishing tackle in the world which makes them a leader in the fishing tackle industry. Kilwell distribute Centro rigging kits, lights, swivels and other terminal tackle from their range.
CZ FirearmsCeská zbrojovka a.s., Uherský Brod is a long standing manufacturer of top-class firearms and other high-precision engineering products. For over 85 years, CZ have been developing, producing and supplying great solutions for hunting, sport and armed forces.
Daisy Air Rifles & SlingshotsJust ask someone to name an airgun company and chances are that the first name that comes to mind will be Daisy. For over 125 years, more people have taken their first shot with a Daisy BB gun than any other brand. Daisy dominate the airgun category with tried and true models like the legendary Red Ryder as well as innovative new high power PowerLine air rifles, air pistols, and a line of Avanti air rifles and pistols for training and match competition.
DJ Game CallsIn the late 1800s Philip Olt began making duck calls from a converted chicken coop on his family farm. In 1904, he turned his passion into a business with the formation of the Philip S. Olt Company. Soon his D-2 Duck Call and A-50 Goose Call became arguably the most popular call models of all time. The Olt Company went out of business on April 5, 2002 and David Jackson who earned the title “Mastercall Maker” at P.S Olt after spending more than 27 years with the company decided to carry on making the traditional game calls and created DJ Illinois River Valley Calls. His vision is to is carry on a waterfowl tradition.
Gamebore AmmunitionManufacturers of impeccable quality British shotgun cartridges for game & clay est. 1973. Years of research and innovation, the highest quality and the very best components go into their manufacturing process to make the highest performing ammunition, including their exclusive Diamond Shot. Combining the proud British heritage of shooting with innovative technical breakthroughs in advanced manufacture, Gamebore presents ammunition with the comfort of excellence and the agility and prowess their global customer base has come to expect from their exceptional range of shotgun cartridges.
Gillies LuresJ.M Gillies was founded by John Malcolm Gillies in 1928 when began servicing the fishing tackle industry with hand tied flies. Many years on J.M.Gillies offers the highest quality, innovative and sought after brands of fishing tackle and lures designed in Australia and exported worldwide. The Gillies lure ranges cover a wide variety of fishing situations from exclusive freshwater models, to the best in Bluewater game fishing lures and offer anglers all over the world, the best colours and designs available. All lures are constructed from the highest quality materials and fittings and all are vigorously tested to ensure they perfectly perform fish after fish.
G96 Gun CleaningAlan Goldman purchased G96 in 1992 after working in the company for over 40 years. G96 is one of the most trusted names in gun lubricants and cleaning products. Their products are used worldwide by many industries. G96 gained its reputation through its trusted use by recreational hunters and shooters. G96 truly lives up to its reputation!
Jewelstik Sharpeners & SteelsJewelStik diamond sharpeners have been manufactured by Hewlett Diamond Sharpeners for over four decades. The family business prides itself on producing quality diamond coated sharpening tools. Their diamond sharpeners are used both personally and commercially – from hunters and fisherman to chefs and butchers worldwide.
Kent AmmunitionKent manufactures a wide range of shotgun shells, loaded at their factory in West Virginia, USA. In the wake of the banning of lead to hunt migratory birds, a group of passionate sportsmen were inspired to develop a new line up of quality yet affordable, high performance, non-toxic hunting loads. It was from this shared vision that Kent Cartridge was born. Constantly evolving and leading with proven performance and innovation, Kent products continues to set the benchmark. When quality matters and performance counts, you can trust Kent ammunition.
KilwellKilwell Sports is a privately owned, 3rd generation company specialising in the distribution of world-renowned fishing brands, including our very own Kilwell range. Kilwell NZ rods are designed and manufactured right here in our Rotorua factory (Kilwell Fibretube) whereas the Kilwell rods and other Kilwell fishing tackle are imported from overseas, made in only the very best facilities to our stringent quality specifications. Both Kilwell NZ and Kilwell products carry the Limited Lifetime Warranty.
Kilwell HuntingKilwell Sports is a privately owned, 3rd generation company based in Rotorua specialising in the distribution of world-renowned fishing & hunting brands, including our very own Kilwell range.
Laporte Clay Targets & TrapsLaporte’s specialty is Clay Pigeon Shooting, a sport imported into France by Emile Laporte who invented the first “hand launcher” in 1927. Laporte remains totally committed to the clay target shooting sport and to its future development. The Laporte name has stood for quality and first-class services for nearly a century. Their worldwide after-sales service and technical support reputation has become over the years THE reference in clay shooting.
Meopta OpticsA better view of the world. Creating professional optics solutions since 1933. Meopta is an international company with a long rich tradition of developing, manufacturing and assembling world class binoculars and scopes. From precision medical and scientific instruments to digital cinematic projectors, aerospace technologies, military weapon systems and consumer sports optics, Meopta’s unparalleled experience allows it to design, engineer and manufacture a diverse array of high-quality products across a broad spectrum of markets and industries, making it a global leader in the optical field.
Orvis Fly FishingThe Orvis Company in Manchester, Vermont, U.S.A. offers superior fly-fishing equipment, and prides themselves on customer satisfaction and service. Orvis are one of the few rod companies worldwide designing and manufacturing graphite, fiberglass and bamboo rods fly rods in their own facility in the United States. Kilwell Sports, with over 85 years in the fishing trade have been fortunate enough to add the iconic Orvis brand to its bow of premium products. Although the Orvis range is extensive, Kilwell have chosen to focus on a compact range of fly-fishing gear with a selection of rods, reels, jackets, boots, waders and packs, specifically chosen for New Zealand conditions.
Precision Pak StoragePrecision Pak strive to design and produce the most innovative and highest quality products that will last for years. The heavy duty insulated fish and general storage bags are a must for any angler or outdoor enthusiast.
Response Life JacketsJM Gillies is proud to introduce its range of PFD’s manufactured and designed to the latest standards AS758.1 2015. RESPONSE by Life Jacket Solutions have spent many months designing and putting together a new range of lifejackets for many water activites including fishing, kayaking and water sports.
Rossi FirearmsThe Rossi revolution of firearm design and manufacturing started with the founding of the company in 1889 by Amadeo Rossi. Over the last 130+ years, the Rossi brand represents a piece of firearm history and a tradition of excellence. Over the years, firearms bearing the Rossi name have led the way in design and engineering, all the while remaining an affordable product without any sacrifice to quality.
Scientific Anglers Fly LinesScientific Anglers was founded in 1945 in Midland, Michigan, and is now a subsidiary of Orvis, still based in Michigan. Scientific Anglers produces the world’s finest fly lines, leaders, and tippet, along with fly fishing accessories, reels, outfits, and more. Scientific Anglers is well-known for the invention of PVC coated floating fly line and continuous innovations in fly line cores and coatings. Scientific Anglers fly lines are ideal for all New Zealand Conditions. Whether you are spey fishing for Kahwahi, saltwater fly fishing for kingfish or chasing monster trout, you will want to have a scientific angler line on your setup.
SKB FirearmsMr. Shigyo Sakaba from Japan is the founder of the SKB (SaKaBa) Arms Company. From the early 1960’s, the SKB factory began incorporating modern technology with old world craftsmanship to produce a complete line of premier grade competition and field shotguns. Today, the SKB range is manufactured under licence agreement in Turkey. The current line of SKB shotguns include semi-automatic, side by side, single barrel trap, and over & under models. SKB’s focus is to produce competition shotguns that are designed with a modern-day style which include enhanced performance features. SKB continues to look for ways to improve the overall construction, operation and fit of their shotguns that fill the needs of today’s shooters. Their goal is to produce a high-quality shotgun, which include adjustable performance features, at a price that the average competitive shooter can afford. SKB Shotguns are the affordable choice of quality.
Sunline Fishing LinesSunline is in Iwakuni, Yamaguchi, Japan, and has been manufacturing fishing lines since 1977. They produce all types of fishing lines needed for freshwater or saltwater. Their fishing line components are comprised of nylon, fluorocarbon, ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene, polyester (polyethylene terephthalate), and metal. They export their lines to over 40 countries globally. The fundamental idea at Sunline has constantly been to create a thinner, stronger fishing line.
Tasmanian Devil LuresThe “Tassie Devil” was dreamt up over a beer between Father Eddie, and sons Ian and Garth Wigston one Friday night in the late 1970’s. Production finally began in late 1979, with the “original” 13.5 gram lure being the first off the rank and is still the most popular today. The brief was for the lure to consist of a hollow weighted torpedo shaped central core surrounded with plastic including curved wings out each side. A wire loop with hook coupled was to be fitted through the core. Various patterns, colours and designs were to be painted on the exterior. Exporting began to little old New Zealand in 1984 with Kilwell taking over the distribution in the late 1980’s, and we’re proud to be here over 30 year later! Tassies are now exported to over 35 countries worldwide.
TiCA Rods & ReelsEverwinner was founded in 1965 in Taichung, Taiwan. For many years Everwinner was a supplier (OEM manufacturer) to many famous fishing tackle brands and as time moved on they had the chance to establish themselves under their own label, so in 1991 “TiCA” was born. T: Teamwork I: Innovation C: Change A: Aspiration TICA’s experience in manufacturing technology combined with their research and development team has allowed them to engineer some of the world’s most superb rod and reels.
Trokar HooksThe team at Eagle Claw Fishing Tackle Co. in Denver, Colorado, USA, created a fishing hook that is far superior to anything else that has ever been created: TroKar. The term TroKar comes from the word Trocar, which is a medical instrument with a sharply pointed end, often three-sided. Eagle Claw designed a new definition of sharpness, a hook with a geometric triangular point to penetrate faster and easier, resulting in a hook that penetrates twice as fast and dramatically improves strike-to-hook-up ratios. Combined with higher carbon, cold forged steel and a bolstered shank design for added strength during aggressive hook-sets, the result is the most extraordinary fishhook ever made.
Veltic / Rublex LuresThe well-known French brand of Rublex was born in the 1950’s. The Rublex Tempest is a classic spinner that is still classed as an essential tool in every fisherman’s basket. The Northern Spanish family business, Lukris, S.L. , founded in 1961, has been producing Rublex spinners since 1990. The Veltic Spinner is another member of the original Rublex team and is a classic spinner with decades of success in catching rainbow trout, brown trout, salmon and most other predatory fish in New Zealand.
Warne Scope Mounts & RingsSince 1991, Warne Scope Mounts has offered best-in-class firearm-specific fitments made in the U.S. Shop scope mounts, rings, rails, bases, bipods and more. John (Jack) Warne founded Warne Manufacturing Company in February of 1991 with the objective of designing, manufacturing, and marketing worldwide a quick detachable scope mounting system. His focus was on satisfying the needs of the informed shooting enthusiasts who make shooting sports one of their major hobbies. After over 29 years of development and growth, Warne Manufacturing Company is now a soundly established firearms accessory business. It has an excellent product line and has earned a great reputation for high quality, superb functional performance, and good looks.
Winchester AmmunitionConsidered one of the world’s leading ammunition manufacturers, Winchester has built its reputation on delivering innovative ammunition products, providing top-shelf customer service and demonstrating industry leadership. Their legacy in servicing hunters and shooters and law enforcement runs deep, with decades of support at the highest levels including delivering technologically advanced products. From their research and development efforts to their manufacturing processes, they understand the value of product quality and performance. With a reputation steeped in tradition, they have earned the moniker, ‘The American Legend’ by delivering on their commitment to excellence in everything they do.
Woodstock LinesThe Woodstock Line Company has been in the fishing line industry for nearly 70 years. They produce high quality braided and monofilament fishing lines alongside the Quinebaug River in North-eastern Connecticut, USA. They have a passion for fishing and a strong desire to innovate within the fishing line industry. By using the latest materials and techniques, they have developed a wide range of fishing products, sure to fit the needs of every angler.