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South Island salmon harvest survey to start
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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.
Catch Waterwings - bling for your bling
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Catch Waterwings - bling for your bling

Catch fishing have invented a new way to add a bit of extra vavavoom! to your lures. Check it out here...
Tasman Tackle 'Cobra' game lures
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Tasman Tackle 'Cobra' game lures

Game season fever is well and truly on us, and the sensational, and very much welcome, yellowfin tuna run this year, has got trailer boat fishermen across the country dusting off the big gear to get into the action. When it comes to game fishing, you can either go the whole nine yards, with a mega launch equipped with riggers dripping with bling, or you can tow one lure behind your tinnie. As long as you can reach the fishing zone, and do around 7 knots all day, you are well in with a chance at anything this year. We’ve seen massive blue and even black marlin, bigeye tuna, tons of albacore, stripeys, mahi mahi, and in good numbers up both northern NZ coastlines. Incredibly, we spotted no less than nine marlin in two days north east of Barrier early January. Just amazing that these fish are out there in good numbers.
How to use the all new Catch 'BOSS SQUID'
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How to use the all new Catch 'BOSS SQUID'

The all new Catch 'BOSS SQUID' inchiku lure combines the best of two Catch lure favourites to create a new beast that's deadly on just about all predatory fish species. Check out the new lure and how to use it, it's surprisingly easy.

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The INNOVISION 656 Explorer

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