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NEW Abu Garcia rod review. VERITAS 4.0
VERITAS = VERI TASTY! There are just some products that I know I’m going to buy the moment I see them. As a massive soft bait and lure fishing fan, I love catching decent fish on relatively light weight spinning gear, and when the opportunity arises to upgrade or replace broken gear, it’s a no brainer.
Hints & Tips
How to fish Inchiku Jigs
Here's a refresher or a beginner's how-to for fishing the deadly Inchiku style jigs that are so effective on everything from snapper and kingfish to john dory and cod. Check out the video from Grant 'Captain Espresso' Bittle explaining the ins and outs.
Shimano NZ Catalogue 2021
Here's the latest and greatest from SHIMANO NZ. A very cool live calendar, just click and scroll through all the goodies. We know Shimano make some of the greatest fishing products on the market, so here is a feast for the eyes. Enjoy.
High detail slow pitch jig techniques explained
English subtitles: Watch and learn the subtleties and actions, and the reasoning behind them in this instructional video. There's a lot to be applied here to slow pitch jigging for snapper and kingfish here in NZ.
Shimano 2020 Stella SW - Japanese video
Check out this very tasty video featuring the new Shimano Stella in action. It's all in Japanese, but a picture tells a thousand words.
2020 Shimano Stella SW
World renown as one of the ultimate big-banger spin reels, the Shimano Stella is the apex equipment for tackling monster fish at the big end of the range. Check out the stunning video, filmed in the North Atlantic, of the brand new Stella SW in action against some gigantic tuna.
Lure Fishing masterclass seminar
Watch now: Grant 'Espresso' Bittle and Catch pro angler Edward Uhai Lee share some expert knowledge with hints, tips and technique advice to help you with your artificial bait game. Recorded live at the 2019 Hutchwilco Boat Show. Enjoy.
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
What lures to use, and when to use them
Current lure patterns and their various techniques for deployment, are now so effective at catching fish, that many anglers no longer even entertain the idea of using bait. Just about every fishing shop you visit will now be decked with walls full of lure options from all the major manufacturers (and a few boutique players). The patterns and designs often look so good you just have to try them out. Yes, some lures are certainly designed to catch the fisherman, but do they work on the fish? Yep! hard. Any popular lure pattern fished correctly will likely stock your bin, even on tough days.
Deep dropping with lures
Targeting Hapuka, bluenose, bass, gemfish and other deep water species traditionally means plunging a big dropper rig loaded, with various lumps of squid or bait fillets, into anywhere from 100 to 500 metres attempting to hit sign identified on the trusty sounder. More often than not these days, with an electric reel (see powered winch) of some sort. It’s a reasonably effective way to fish, with good results common to those that know what they are doing.