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Softbaiting in the Manukau Harbour
The Manukau Harbour can be a great place to fish from kayaks and small boats on a nice day. Soft baits will often do the damage, take a look here and get some nice hints and tips.
Hints & Tips
How to swim a stickbait - Part 2
The most important part of stickbaiting is how to swim a stickbait. If you can do that well you will get lots of strikes and catch lots of fish. Here I go into details of stickbait techniques for swimming these lures. This video is aimed at beginner to intermediate fishermen who are getting into stickbaiting. This is part 2 of a series on how to stickbait for kingfish, see part 1 for info on gear to use.
Pro tips: How to catch more fish with soft baits
Follow the adventures of the Team from Catch using softbaits to target snapper in Northland, New Zealand. Along with spectacular scenery, learn tips and tricks from the team to increase your success and enjoyment of softbaiting. We discuss softbaits (also known as soft plastics), jigheads, sea terrain and equipment needed to have you fishing like a pro.
How to Catch Squid in deeper water
Here's an excellent 'how-to' video from Japan (with subtitles) showing the full detail of Tip Run Eging, or deep-water eging. Apply this in NZ waters for sure, in the peak squid seasons early winter and spring.
Catch 'Double Trouble' Jig Review
Say you were having a nightmare where you could only have one jig to use for the rest of your days (Heaven forbid!) After waking up in a cold sweat, you might just get to thinking if that really WAS the case, what lure would I choose? Based on the results I’ve seen over the last few years. It would be hard to go past the Catch Double Trouble as the most effective and versatile jig out there. This initially angular looking pattern comes in a pretty wide variety of sizes from 100 grams to 300 grams, and I have personally used, and watched it in action, catching darn near everything out there that hits a lure.
Salty Bay Salt Guard
When you are fishing or boating, there’s one thing that is for sure. Salt is going to get into your gear and cause havoc to expensive fishing rods, reels, boat engines, fittings, trailers, you name it. Here’s a great new product to the NZ market, developed and formulated here in New Zealand by Campbell Banks and Sam Johnston.
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.
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?
C-MAP® LAUNCHES NEW CHART RANGE, INTRODUCING GLOBAL SHADED RELIEF
NEW DISCOVER™ & REVEAL™ Replaces, Simplifies MAX-N+ range. Egersund, Norway – C-MAP, a leader in digital marine cartography and cloud-based mapping, has today launched a re-designed, simplified charting portfolio for Lowrance®, Simrad® and B&G® chartplotter with the introduction of C-MAP DISCOVER & REVEAL. Replacing the MAX-N+ range, C-MAP REVEAL charts display the very best of C-MAP. It boasts stunning seafloor and inland Shaded Relief along with all the core features of C-MAP DISCOVER, including full-featured Vector Charts.