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Testing the Scott Centric #5 and #6 weight rods on big South Island Browns
Here's a great review with some lovely fishing footage, if you're considering a #5 or #6 wt rod, a weight that is so well suited to much of NZ's fly fishing.
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.
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.
Z Man DarterZ soft bait bodies
I’m a big fan of Z Man soft bait bodies. I’ve used them for many years and found that they are usually my go-to choice, and I’m not alone. The other option is GULP, which are an entirely different proposition, and more recently, Catch and Daiwa entering the market with a very similarly based product to Z Man. That is, a tough, but very stretchy elastomer material in a range of tasty colours.
Full Documantary: The Price of Fish
What's the real cost of the way we are fishing in Aotearoa? Who's winning? Who's losing? And will there be enough fish for our grandchildren? A documentary from acclaimed filmmaker Mike Bhana and Wild Film, that examines how effective NZ's Quota Management System has really been and what is the REAL cost to our marine environment.
Stabicraft and the all new SIMRAD command
Check out the new SIMRAD command unit in action with Stabicraft and the team from Ocean Sports Marine in Whakatane. Take your boat switch game to the next level with this epic new tech.
The magnificent Circa 950
Circa boats are a sensational riding hull, customised to suit each client's needs, catering for the most discerning boat owners. The team at Offshore boats in Whangarei customise and distribute these boats, and this includes the featured beauty here, a 950 SL.
Offshore Boats 650
If you have never heard of Offshore boats before, that’s not surprising, as the brand has only recently been born at the hands of the team at Northland Marine and co. With many years of experience in the trailer boat game, specialising in some of the mainstream alloy brands, Johnathan Barlow and business partner Paul Dunn from Marine North in Whangarei, set out to build the alloy boat they wanted, with no limitations or compromises.