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How to smash your PB kingfish on stick baits
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How to smash your PB kingfish on stick baits

South Island salmon harvest survey to start
Land-based

South Island salmon harvest survey to start

South Island salmon anglers are being asked for their help in the first east coast wide salmon harvest survey. The Nelson/Marlborough, North Canterbury, Central South Island and Otago Fish and Game Councils are asking anglers to actively participate in the annual sea-run salmon harvest survey that is about to be undertaken. The survey comes at a critical time when sea run salmon populations are at depressed levels and the Covid-19 alert level restrictions may compromise the ability of Fish & Game to undertake annual population monitoring in the field, like helicopter-assisted spawning surveys. The survey covers all sea-run salmon rivers of the South Island east coast, spanning the area from the Wairau River in the Nelson/Marlborough Region to the Clutha River in Otago. Sports fishing licence holders will be contacted directly via the email or phone contact details they provided at the time of purchase. The sea-run salmon survey identifies the number of anglers that target sea-run salmon each season and the number of salmon they harvested. The total annual harvest is estimated by applying that information to all licenced anglers so it is important that as many anglers as possible participate in the survey.
Wettie TV - Spearfishing Mokohinaus NZ
Spearfishing

Wettie TV - Spearfishing Mokohinaus NZ

Wettie TV takes us diving at the 'Mighty Mokes' with some great hints and tips and awesome footage. Check it out.
Catch Presents - How to fish from kayaks
Kayak

Catch Presents - How to fish from kayaks

The Catch Fishing pro team, including master kayak angler Stephen Tapp show us how it's done chasing big fish from kayaks
Hints and tips for surf casting off the sand
Land-based

Hints and tips for surf casting off the sand

Ace beach fisherman Jason from Reel Kiwi Fishing shows us the basics, with a few hints and tips to help you with your surfcasting off the sand.

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Pat Swift Jigging Flies

Since the introduction of jigging for trout, this fun and very fruitful method of fishing has made catching trout in lakes a lot more fun than dragging them in on heavy lead lines.
Adventure Fishing the Whanganui River
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Adventure Fishing the Whanganui River

If you’re anything like me, when it comes to holiday time, the first thing you think is…I wonder if I can take a rod and reel. If it’s a YES, this thought process quickly evolves into some research, and subsequent agonizing, over how much gear, how many lures, what weight line, when you’ll escape and so on. This year, a family escape actually meant escaping the family. Well, the kids anyway. Just my wife, brother, and sister-in-law, all alone on a four day journey canoeing 145 kilometres down the middle reaches of the mighty Whanganui (once Wanganui) River from Taumarunui to Pipiriki. The plan was to canoe the river and stay at the camping and glamping opportunities on offer along the way. Just good outdoor action adventure paddling our way through canyons and the odd rapids. In my mind…surely there would be trout fishing opportunities?
Tungsten Micro jigs – Why you need them
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Tungsten Micro jigs – Why you need them

One of the most underrated, and under-utilised lures available to fishermen really does come in a small package. Although the old saying ‘big bait – big fish’ will often hold true, it was a long time ago, from well-respected fishing legend Rick Pollock, that I heard the opposing argument ‘elephants eat peanuts’.
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