Shop by BrandKilwell are the proud New Zealand distributors of some of the worlds best fishing brands including Orvis, Scientific Anglers, Gillies, TiCA, Trokar Aftco and Precision Pak. View the range here.
AftcoThe 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.
ALPSALPS 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.
CentroCentro 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.
GilliesJ.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.
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.
OrvisThe 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 PakPrecision 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.
Scientific AnglersScientific 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.
SunlineSunline 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 DevilThe “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.
TiCAEverwinner 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.
TrokarThe 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 / RublexThe 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.
WoodstockThe 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.
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.
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.
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.
Apparel/MerchandiseCaps, t-shirts, hoodies…. We’ve got all the coolest stuff from Orvis, Trokar, Scientific Anglers, TiCA and Kilwell to slap on your back or chuck on your head to keep you sun smart.
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.