The Lateral Line - Ep #4
Milan and Nathan are back trying to “seal the deal” after Milan’s live bait got eaten by a huge King Fish with no hook in it. The most insane couple of day’s fishing on the rocks are about to unfold, including Great white sharks swimming around at our feet!
Stabicraft and the all new SIMRAD command
Check out the new SIMRAD command unit in action with Stabicraft and the team from Ocean Sports Marine in Whakatane. Take your boat switch game to the next level with this epic new tech.
Innovision 585 Explorer
Making waves in the alloy boat market, or rather, cutting through them, Innovision boats offers a genuine point of difference with its unique bow design and customised build quality. Take a look at the attention to detail on this particular 585, just completed for a discerning customer who wanted everything fully loaded. There are some unique and very nice details and features on this boat. From rear deck winch, to retractable rod leashes, there’s not much more you could wish for on a mid-sized alloy rig. Simon Minoprio, founder of Innovision boats, takes a walk through the boat’s features and benefits, and shows you just what this boat builder can achieve if that is your brief. The 585 sits in the mid-range for Innovision, and should be on your list of boats to look at if a stable, smooth riding platform, with lots of fishing space, is what you want.
Deepwater fishing for hapuku, bass and bluenose. Pete Lamb Special
Big, fat fish that are awesome to eat! Deepwater species make up a staple target for fishermen all over New Zealand, particularly in the colder months when snapper and game fish take a winter break. The catch is often made up of fish that are large in size, where sometimes just one fish can fill the freezer and provide food for a month. It can be very rewarding, exciting, and certainly provides a solid work session if you are not using electric reels. It also means that these giants of the deep will be making a one-way trip, there is no returning fish that are pulled up from that depth, as they are ‘blown’ from the massive change in water pressure and usually float to the surface for the last 50 metres once you have them up that far. Here’s where sensible catch management is required for the respect of the fishery and the protection of your own spot X’s for next time. ‘Deep’ water, means anything over 100 metres, and commonly down to 350 metres or even more. This means specialist tackle and techniques are required. Pete Lamb operates long term Wellington store Pete Lamb Fishing, and has been operating charters that prospect the deep for many years. Here’s a really comprehensive article on deep water fishing with specific focus on some of the Wellington region areas, but all the other information is relevant to fishing these species all around the coastlines of New Zealand.