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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.
Fogdog Beer Batter
To hell with the diet, there are times when fresh fish just screams for a light, crunchy beer batter. If you are looking for a fool-proof, instant, mouth-watering golden batter that cracks like a potato chip, makes you look like a master chef and pleases any crowd, then get yourself down to your nearest supermarket and pick up a packet of Fogdog.
New Product: Catch Water Wings - with video
Is it a bird, is it a plane? No, it is the newest addition to the Catch Fishing ‘Livies’ stable of TPE (thermoplastic elastomer) wriggling goodies.
FCL Labo surface lures
There’s been a real growth in the stick bait and surface lure department this year, with so many anglers enjoying great action getting ripped by the local kingfish population. Fishing sticks around opportunistic boilups, reef structure, or marker buoys etc, is without doubt totally thrilling to see, and the gear is so much fun to fight fish on.
Innovision 515 Active - centre console
If throwing soft baits, saltwater flies, or stick baits is your bag, then take a second look at this. NZ Fishing World recently spent a bit of time with fledgeling boat manufacturer Innovision, based in Whangarei, filming and enjoying a day on board a couple of their smaller model offerings, including the very handy 515 centre console.
Gosen specialist braid
Should you buy a specialist casting braid? Cut to the chase…yes, you should, and here’s why.
The 2019 Daiwa Certate LT
Daiwa are arguably the world’s biggest banger in the fishing tackle market, so when they release a new top end product we expect it to be great. The Daiwa Certate spinning reel is well up the chain of ‘bling’ and will set you back in the neighbourhood of $800 give or take. Not their very top end, Branzino and Exist are there for the Rolex fans, but certainly as good a reel as you should ever need, and capable of handling some mega sized fish, and doing it smoothly with a dash of ‘mmmmm I love using this reel’.
Shimano OCEA Sardine Waver slow jigs
Here’s a red hot looking jig freshly out from the team at Shimano Fishing. At NZFW we love our slow pitch jigging, and these new releases from Shimano promise to be the real deal. As soon as we have a good field test under the belt we will be reporting back, but if looks could kill, these lures will be pure magic.
Aloha big game trolling lures
It’s officially marlin season so here’s something a bit different in the boutique lure department to set you apart from the rest. Aloha lures are custom made in Hawaii by Captain Erik Rusnak (A.K.A Merlin) using the information and results gained from 25 year’s game fishing. Certainly looking every bit the part, these lures have already been proven deadly in NZ waters.
Tamaki Marine Park
There's a whole new way to take a lot of the stress out of launching your boat if you live in the Auckland area. Tamaki Marine Park offers an opportunity to roll up to a secure facility, launch straight off a pontoon into a calm estuary, and can take a lot of the hard work out of the return chores.