NZ Fishing World home
NZ Fishing World
NZFW trip planning

Post Categories

Hints & Tips

The Lateral Line: EP #23
Land-based

The Lateral Line: EP #23

Milan tags along with a couple of keen young anglers who are trying to catch a king fish off the rocks. It’s the perfect opportunity for him to get some filming practice in also.
The Lateral Line: EP #22
Boats

The Lateral Line: EP #22

Nato is on mission to catch some snapper to fillet up and give to some friends of his that are kind enough to let him go camping and bow hunting on their property.
The Lure of The Hauraki
Destinations

The Lure of The Hauraki

It’s a bold statement but fisherman tend to be prone to bold statements - there is no International city on earth that has fishing as good as The Hauraki Gulf on its back doorstep…. This week we join Pete Francis from Hunting & Fishing to test the theory! Armed with the latest selection of Hunting & Fishing New Zealand exclusive Daiwa slow jigging combos we experience the Hauraki Gulf at its absolute finest. Settle in for an epic adventure on Auckland's doorstep.
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.
How to set up the perfect nymph indicator
Fresh water

How to set up the perfect nymph indicator

This is my favourite way of running a nymph indicator, explained well by the team from Trout Hunting NZ
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.
Soft baiting for monster trout in the South Island
Fresh water

Soft baiting for monster trout in the South Island

A nice video from Adam with some good information on targeting big trout with light soft bait gear. Watch some great fishing action, and get great tips about soft baiting for mega trout, in the stunning beauty of the South Island of New Zealand.
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?
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.
Talking to Bonze about rigging for marlin
Big Game

Talking to Bonze about rigging for marlin

Our north island road trip with young Flyn Jack (@Flyn Jack Fishing) had us dropping in to see the legendary Bonze (Bonze Lures) for some expert advice on rigging for marlin. Bonze is world famous as a true expert in his field, and if you want advice on how to catch marlin, Bonze is well worth listening to. It was so great to see such a busy man take the time out of his day to help out Flyn, and he gave us some great advice about setting up the boat, which eventually turned out to be very valuable, with Flyn landing his first marlin. It's pretty rough and ready, but I ran the camera to grab some of this advice as Bonze talked to Flyn, so take a look and you might pick up some tips.
How to fillet a fish
Hints & Tips

How to fillet a fish

If you’re anything like me, you are lucky enough to regularly find yourself filleting nice eating sized snapper. Surely practice makes every cut perfect then? Yeah, not so much. Every time I think I have filleting dialed, and I might get a few absolutely bang on, there’s always that fish that just throws you, and you end up feeling like Edward Scissorhands on the piss. Here’s a quick vid taken on my phone by my mate Lloyd, after a brilliant morning session on the kayak.

Drop NZ Fishing World a line!

Thank you! Your submission has been received!
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.
Thank you! Your submission has been received!
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.