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Tasman Tackle 'Cobra' game lures
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Tasman Tackle 'Cobra' game lures

Everol Reels – hand crafted in Italy
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Everol Reels – hand crafted in Italy

There are a number of good reels available from any brand now, that will serve you well and perform the task at hand effectively when it comes to anything from slow pitch and light jigging, right through to chasing the bluefin out of Waihau Bay. Not all reels are created equal, and each have their strengths and weaknesses depending on the price point parameters you are working within.
How to tie a Bead Head Prince Nymph
Fresh water

How to tie a Bead Head Prince Nymph

This is one of the greatest nymphs of all time, really effective in most New Zealand streams and rivers. Here's how to tie it.
How to troll live baits: Yamaha School of Fish Hauraki Gulf
Techniques

How to troll live baits: Yamaha School of Fish Hauraki Gulf

Trolling live baits is a great way to target kingfish. The same techniques applied here can be used anywhere, so check out Yamaha School of Fish with our mates at Family Boats and Yamaha Marine NZ.
Using your phone to find the best fishing
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Using your phone to find the best fishing

When you are heading out for a fish, doing a little homework and making a plan the night before is often a good idea. If you’re like me, quite often the day ahead is lived over as you try and go to sleep, waking several times as you wait for the 5.00am alarm to arrive. One of the greatest technologies for available for fishing success, does not live in your tackle box, but on your phone.

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Pat Swift Jigging Flies
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Pat Swift Jigging Flies

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’.
Catch Water Wings - with video
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Catch Water Wings - with video

Is it a bird, is it a plane? No, it is the newest addition to the Catch Fishing ‘Livies’ stable of TPE (thermoplastic elastomer) wriggling goodies.
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