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Soft bait basics with Matt Watson - Ultimate Fishing
Matt Watson and his son Shaw, head out for a days fishing. Matt gets to choose the location and Shaw gets to choose the techniques. So its soft-baiting the wash and inshore reefs, and Matt shares all of his secrets on how to find and target the fish successfully.
Hints & Tips
How to catch tarakihi - Pete Lamb's top tips
If your taste in fish is like mine, tarakihi are arguably the best quality eating fish you can catch in New Zealand virtually all year round, and a crumbed fillet at the Fish’n’Chip shop is commonly made from this species. They can be caught throughout the country but are more prevalent around the Cook Straight, east Cape and South Island, and Bay of Plenty regions than they are further north. Not only are they great eating, they also offer a pretty good tussle on the end of the line. You can catch them off the shore and in the boat anywhere from as shallow as five metres, right down to well over a hundred. Without doubt they are probably my favourite eating fish, so although they only grow to a limited size, they are always more than welcome on board.
The lateral Line - Episode #3
Milan and Nathan, are on the hunt for a giant King Fish. They are fishing spots that they have talked about fishing for 15 years but for what ever reason just haven’t done it.
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How the moon and tides affect fishing
How the Moon and Tides affect bite times for fish like snapper, trevally and kingfish.
The Lateral Line Episode #2
Milan and Nathan are back on the rocks. king fish are again the target. Milan hooks a good king fish on his bait rod and some how he manages to land it.
The Lateral Line - Episode #1
Episode #1 of The Lateral Line. Kingies on the Rocks. Nathan and Milan ( ex Big Angry Fish) are producing a purely online series filmed on their phones at this stage. Take a look.
How to use the all new Catch 'BOSS SQUID'
The all new Catch 'BOSS SQUID' inchiku lure combines the best of two Catch lure favourites to create a new beast that's deadly on just about all predatory fish species. Check out the new lure and how to use it, it's surprisingly easy.
South Island salmon harvest survey to start
South Island salmon anglers are being asked for their help in the first east coast wide salmon harvest survey. The Nelson/Marlborough, North Canterbury, Central South Island and Otago Fish and Game Councils are asking anglers to actively participate in the annual sea-run salmon harvest survey that is about to be undertaken. The survey comes at a critical time when sea run salmon populations are at depressed levels and the Covid-19 alert level restrictions may compromise the ability of Fish & Game to undertake annual population monitoring in the field, like helicopter-assisted spawning surveys. The survey covers all sea-run salmon rivers of the South Island east coast, spanning the area from the Wairau River in the Nelson/Marlborough Region to the Clutha River in Otago. Sports fishing licence holders will be contacted directly via the email or phone contact details they provided at the time of purchase. The sea-run salmon survey identifies the number of anglers that target sea-run salmon each season and the number of salmon they harvested. The total annual harvest is estimated by applying that information to all licenced anglers so it is important that as many anglers as possible participate in the survey.
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.
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