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In Canterbury? Want to learn about trout fishing?
Fresh water

In Canterbury? Want to learn about trout fishing?

Or seeking to improve your trout angling and learn new techniques? Come along to the free Canterbury Trout Festival starting at 8.30am on September 4 2021 at Peppers Hotel, Clearwater. We have again been able to persuade some of New Zealand's best trout anglers to come and share their knowledge and skills.
Testing the Scott Centric #5 and #6 weight rods on big South Island Browns
Fresh water

Testing the Scott Centric #5 and #6 weight rods on big South Island Browns

Here's a great review with some lovely fishing footage, if you're considering a #5 or #6 wt rod, a weight that is so well suited to much of NZ's fly fishing.
Soft baiting from the rocks - tips and techniques
Land-based

Soft baiting from the rocks - tips and techniques

Michael Jenkins shares a few tips on how to Soft Bait from the rocks. Filmed in New Zealand Filmed, Edited & Produced by Paul Smith
The Lateral Line: EP #24
Inshore

The Lateral Line: EP #24

Camping on the boat for three days, the boys try and work out some big fish from the shallows.
Huntsman Centurion Elite Angler HT
Boats

Huntsman Centurion Elite Angler HT

Young angler Flyn Jack talks through the new Huntsman Elite Angler HT all rigged out and in action.
Pat Swift Jigging Flies
Fresh water

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
Fresh water

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?
C-MAP® LAUNCHES NEW CHART RANGE, INTRODUCING GLOBAL SHADED RELIEF
Boats

C-MAP® LAUNCHES NEW CHART RANGE, INTRODUCING GLOBAL SHADED RELIEF

NEW DISCOVER™ & REVEAL™ Replaces, Simplifies MAX-N+ range. Egersund, Norway – C-MAP, a leader in digital marine cartography and cloud-based mapping, has today launched a re-designed, simplified charting portfolio for Lowrance®, Simrad® and B&G® chartplotter with the introduction of C-MAP DISCOVER & REVEAL. Replacing the MAX-N+ range, C-MAP REVEAL charts display the very best of C-MAP. It boasts stunning seafloor and inland Shaded Relief along with all the core features of C-MAP DISCOVER, including full-featured Vector Charts.
Z Man DarterZ soft bait bodies
Gear

Z Man DarterZ soft bait bodies

I’m a big fan of Z Man soft bait bodies. I’ve used them for many years and found that they are usually my go-to choice, and I’m not alone. The other option is GULP, which are an entirely different proposition, and more recently, Catch and Daiwa entering the market with a very similarly based product to Z Man. That is, a tough, but very stretchy elastomer material in a range of tasty colours.
How to correctly crimp a game lure
Big Game

How to correctly crimp a game lure

Here is the correct way to crimp a lure using mono for tuna and marlin, as instructed by Bonze Fleet from Bonze Lures.
The Lateral Line: EP #18
Top Videos

The Lateral Line: EP #18

The boys make the drive over to the Wild West coast and plan to pitch the tent on the boat and spend a night in the harbour. Snapper are on the hit list as the sun goes down and king fish as the sun comes up. Nato manages to film kings hunting live mullet in 4K 60 frames with his iPhone.

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