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Horizontal Jigging
Techniques

Horizontal Jigging

If you're familiar with vertical, or 'mechanical' jigging for kingfish, did you know that the same technique can be applied to working mechanical jigs both from a boat or from shore? Here's a quick breakdown on how it works from the Aussie boys at AdriftByNature...
Catch Deep-V Slow-Pitch Jig
Gear

Catch Deep-V Slow-Pitch Jig

The Deep V is a versatile lure for catching kingfish, XXL snapper and many other species. It combines several design features to present a lure that is irresistible.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
Northland Hot Spots
Destinations

Northland Hot Spots

Forsyth Thompson has fished the length and breadth of New Zealand. Part two of this series covers some of his best spots in the Far North and Bay of Islands
Going for gurnard glory
Hints & Tips

Going for gurnard glory

Gurnard are a gastronomic delight and fun to catch. Michael Parker shares his gems of wisdom gathered from 25yrs of chasing this fascinating fish.
Destination Waiheke
Destinations

Destination Waiheke

Waiheke Island could never be described as an ‘average’ destination, the stand out region for me has always been what is commonly known as the ‘bottom end.’
How to make a berley bucket dispenser for the rocks
Land-based

How to make a berley bucket dispenser for the rocks

Take the humble bucket and turn it into a tool that can dramatically improve your berley’s performance from the rocks.
Work-up fishing 101 - Part two - Lures and birds
Techniques

Work-up fishing 101 - Part two - Lures and birds

This may come as a shock, but in the days before jigs, fishermen would use bait. Not highly sophisticated but still effective were ledger and strayline rigs adorned with pilchards
Work-up fishing 101 - Part one
Techniques

Work-up fishing 101 - Part one

Spring and Summer work-ups are one phenomena that not only get nature's participants excited but fishermen as well. As the water warms up in springtime, snapper start to move into the gulf, usually from a northerly to southerly direction.
Fight Club - The cheater’s guide to kingfish
Techniques

Fight Club - The cheater’s guide to kingfish

Kingfish are big bad brawlers so don’t be afraid to take the gloves off when fighting them. Some days you need every tip and trick in the book!
Jigging kayak kingfish in the Far North
Kayak

Jigging kayak kingfish in the Far North

A classic Saltwater Assassin aka Lee Kennedy kayak vid. Enjoy.
Winter tips and tricks for fishing the shallows
Inshore

Winter tips and tricks for fishing the shallows

Winter fishing has its challenges. The Keys to success involves patience, keen observation and a variety of different types of oily berley.

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