Lowrance – FREE FISHING spots & “how to” videos

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Lowrance – FREE FISHING spots & “how to” videos

Welcome to the FishingAdvisor.co.nz Lowrance hub for FREE GPS fishing spots, fish finder/chart plotter basics & "how to" videos. All in one spot for ya.

Make the most of your time out on the water with Lowrance a world leader in fishing electronics since 1957. With a wide range of innovative products to suit your budget they'll help you produce the goods.

The fishfinder/chartplotter combines two key marine electronics technologies for fishing into one easy-to-use, integrated system. Lowrance have three fish finder / chart plotter series of products: Hook, Elite and HDS. Check out some of the range, fishing spots and "how to" videos below.



Here's a few FREE fishing hot spots courtesy of Lowrance and NZ Bay Fisher Magazine.

Click on your area below:

Auckland region

BOP / East Coast




NZ Bay Fisher

Fish Finder Basics

Use the fish finder to see real-time views of baitfish and table fish beneath or to the side of your boat. It's a great way to take the guess work out of fishing and help bring home the bacon!

Learning to use your fish finder will help you identify key fish-holding structure such as rocks, reefs and foul. You'll be able to pinpoint transitions in weed growth and bottom composition, as well as water temperature (thermocline), which often indicate the location of fish.

Check out the "How to Find the Fish" tutorial, putting these two things together will give you a great start building up your own fishing spots.

Chart Plotter Basics

Use the chartplotter to reveal your boat’s current location and course on inland, inshore or offshore waters – with the added visual support of depth readings, contours and navigational aids.

Place waypoints on fishing hotspots as well as navigational hazards. Plot courses, follow depth contours or create trails of your boat’s path – all for the peace of mind knowing that you can safely navigate with confidence.

For greater mapping definition, all Lowrance chartplotters are compatible with detailed mapping solutions available on microSD card, such as Lowrance Insight, Fishing HotSpots PRO and Navionics.

Introducing the Elite 7 TI

Lowrance launches the new premium Elite Ti standalone series.

Available in 5-inch and 7-inch the Elite Ti touchscreen fishfinder/chartplotter offer fishers high-performance and incredible value.

With an easy-to-use touchscreen interface, Bluetooth and wireless connectivity, proven Lowrance navigation technology and high-performance sonar – including CHIRP sonar, StructureScan HD and DownScan Imaging.

The Elite Ti Series is a robust, feature-rich, yet compact solution – all at an affordable price.

How to: Sonar basics

A basic guide to how CHIRP sonar works

plus learn the advantages of CHIRP Sonar features with Lowrance fish finders. Never has there been better technology to find the structure and transitions that hold fish then right now from Lowrance. 


How to: Update Software

Your Elite HDI, Elite CHIRP or Hook unit

Need to update the software in your Elite CHIRP/Elite HDI unit? Watch as Lowrance Product Expert Jacob Scott updates the software – from PC download to install − on an Elite CHIRP unit.

How to: Switch Panels

 On your Elite HDI, Elite CHIRP or Hook unit

Looking for information on switching the active panel in a multi-panel display? Lowrance product expert Jacob Scott demonstrates how to switch active panels on Elite CHIRP and Elite HDI units. Lowrance continues to give you the tools to make the most of every fishing trip.  

How to: Select a Transducer

For your Elite HDI, Elite CHIRP or Hook unit

Selecting the correct transducer type is essential to get the best performance from your Elite unit. In this video, watch as Lowrance Product Expert Jacob Scott demonstrates how to select a transducer type for Elite CHIRP/ Elite HDI units.


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