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Bridle-rigged live skipjack tuna
Techniques

Bridle-rigged live skipjack tuna

The ability to bridle rig and deploy a healthy skipjack tuna live bait is an essential skill for any serious game fisherman.
Catching the uncatchable
Big Game

Catching the uncatchable

For the last ten years I have made it my mission to learn everything I could about catching marlin on lures. It has been an amazing journey and my learnings are ever evolving.
Earning a marlin
Big Game

Earning a marlin

I was once told “you don’t catch a marlin, you earn one”. I have recently discovered this statement is almost uncomfortably close to the truth.
The elusive big eye tuna
Big Game

The elusive big eye tuna

The bigeye tuna is the most elusive tuna in the South Pacific but as Al McGlashan explains a change of techniques might just see you hook up to this deep water trophy.
To catch a predator - Targeting sharks
Big Game

To catch a predator - Targeting sharks

Our coastal seas are teeming with sharks but very few fishers see them as a sport fish. Paul Walker looks at our most common species and how we can target them.
The 14ft Stabicraft and the striped marlin
Big Game

The 14ft Stabicraft and the striped marlin

Fishing in the 14ft Stabicraft ''Bad Batch'' off the Hen and Chicks, Northland NZ.
How to rig for daytime swordfishing
Deep-water

How to rig for daytime swordfishing

Daytime swordfishing is becoming increasingly popular and effective. Here's a good couple of videos to help you get set up and have a crack
Charter Fishing in Rarotonga
Destinations

Charter Fishing in Rarotonga

Holidays in Rarotonga are always going to be fun. You might be on holiday and looking to sneak in a fish, or you might want to go there especially to fish. Here's a brief insight to what it's like on board one of the Marlin Queen charter boats, STRIKE TIME with skippers Brett and Tom. A half day or even full day trip is a great change and an awesome way to see the island, whether you are a casual or experienced fisherman. Watch and enjoy
Yamaha School of Fish: Game Fishing from Trailer Boats
Big Game

Yamaha School of Fish: Game Fishing from Trailer Boats

In this video, Graeme Heapy and the team from Marine North in Whangarei take you through an introduction to big game fishing from outboard powered trailer boats. Check out the hints and tips and you might consider gearing up to tackle something a little larger than your usual snapper and kingfish.
Big game fishing - Give it a go
Big Game

Big game fishing - Give it a go

Most of us get our first taste of game fishing when hooked up on a kingfish, the sheer power and speed of these yellow tailed critters gives you such an adrenalin rush you can’t help but want to know what a marlin on the end of your line would feel like.
Light gauge game hooks – are they better?
Big Game

Light gauge game hooks – are they better?

Game fishing in New Zealand is steadily becoming more popular as boat, engine, and tackle technology has completely reinvented the sport, and made it accessible to anyone keen enough to give it a go.

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