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Setting up a Fly Reel with line
An EXCELLENT tutorial for setting up a fly reel correctly. Also saltwater fisho's should take a good look at the Arbour Knot for setting up all the saltwater reels too.
INTRODUCING THE LATEST SIMRAD® VHF RADIO & CLASS-B AIS SYSTEMS
The complete modular VHF solution. Simrad are pleased to announce the arrival of our premium multi-station black box marine radio systems - the SIMRAD® RS100 and RS100-B. The latter integrated with a Class-B AIS transceiver and GPS. These systems are expandable and customisable to suit any boat and any on-water communication needs.
Twins vs single outboards. What's best?
Here's a good video from US of A that outlines the pro's and con's of single vs twin outboards. If you are in two minds ;-) check it out.
Huntsman Boats Centurion Elite Angler
Huntsman Boats showcasing their incredible Centurion Elite Angler and introducing brand ambassador Flyn Jack. Check out Flyn and the boat in action chasing tuna in the north Island, and take a look at the Huntsman factory in operation.
Hints & Tips
Pete Lamb’s top tips for catching snapper
Editor note: Pete Lamb operates Pete Lamb Fishing Charters, and runs a bait and tackle shop out of Wellington. He’s fished the Wellington region for most of his life and knows just about every place that holds fish in the region like the back of his hand. Pete is a land based and surf casting specialist, but also runs a charter operation that targets the main coastal areas on the south and west coast. He’s learned a hell of a lot over the years, and like all good fishermen is still learning every day. He is most always happy to share information to help you get a better fishing experience if you rock up to his shop in Rongotai. Here’s Pete’s top tips for targeting arguably NZ’s favourite fish, the good old snapper.
How to tie a pulley rig for surf casting
The pulley rig is the ideal rig to use when you want more control of your cast, and want to be able to distance cast into deeper water, hopefully to where the bigger fish are holding. Here's a guide on how to tie from scratch
How to smash your PB kingfish on stick baits
It was chaos! the pack of Kingfish erupted on the surface splaying froth and panicking baitfish in every direction. Words can’t even describe the sight as I grabbed my topwater gear and belted a quick cast into the riot. Fish were flying all over the surface and after a couple of winds ‘booom’! As line peeled off the wailing Stella all I could do was watch and hang on. With 15kgs of drag locked on it was one of those moments where the sheer excitement was overriding the pain of every muscle screaming to hold fast. After a tough, twenty-minute tug-o-war the fish finally turned, and I was able to coax him up. Kingfish are brutal on any gear, but on the longer topwater rods they have a leverage advantage and as an angler, you get to feel every bit of the fight even more than on normal jigging gear. When the fish appeared it was as much a relief as anything, and I knew this was around a 30kg PB straight away. Such a magnificent fish deserved to go back to get even bigger, so after a few snaps he was back over the side leaving me with that exhausted and elated feeling. Did that really happen?
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...
New Catch Beady Eye Kabura Jig
There's a new weapon from Catch Fishing. Check out the latest kabura jig that will catch just about any predatory fish out there. We've had great success with this extremely effective lure and it's well worth having a few in the tackle box, especially if it's a tough day. Easy to fish, and effective all year round, the new Catch Beady Eye Kabura is a must have if you like your lures.
Catch Deep V jig
Here's a slow pitch jig that can either be mechanically jigged or slow pitch fished to save your energy. Check out the new Catch Deep V in action. This is a great jig for just about any conditions and the special V shaped keel gives it extra hang time in the strike zone.
Create your own assist rigs for inchiku and other jigs
With the popularity of inchiku, slow pitch, and speed jigging, it's often the assist rig that gets beaten up before the metal jig. In some cases you might just prefer to customise your own rigs to suit your choice of hook. If you want to get the edge on your mates, here's a cool video showing how its done.