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Catch Deep V jig
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 in action. This is a great jig for just about any conditions and the special V shaped keel gives it extra hang time in the strike zone.
Create your own assist rigs for inchiku and other jigs
With the popularity of inchiku, slow pitch, and speed jigging, it's often the assist rig that gets beaten up before the metal jig. In some cases you might just prefer to customise your own rigs to suit your choice of hook. If you want to get the edge on your mates, here's a cool video showing how its done.
Make your own jig assist hook rigs
Assist rigs and your choice of hook can often make a big difference when you do connect with a decent fish. Here's Tony Orton showing us how to make your own rigs allowing a tailored hook size and assist length.
How to fish soft baits from a kayak
Soft baits and kayaks go hand in hand. The stealth of the kayak and its ability to get in close where fish are feeding makes it a perfect match for soft bait fishing techniques. Catch Fishing and Stephen Tapp from Viking Kayaks presents a bit about targeting fish from a kayak, and how it's done right. Stephen is one of, if not the, best kayak fisherman in NZ, and you can learn a lot just watching the master in action.
Hints and tips for surf casting off the sand
Ace beach fisherman Jason from Reel Kiwi Fishing shows us the basics, with a few hints and tips to help you with your surfcasting off the sand.
Chasing snapper in the mangroves
Snapper feeding in shallow estuaries, mangroves and lagoons, around the north island are common and often easy to access. Check out Reel Kiwi Fishermen on the hunt in the mangroves of the far north.
Wharf fishing for kingfish
Kingfish off the wharf? Check out KZ and the boys in action on a good fish.
Reading the Beach - sandbars, troughs and cuts
This is an american piece of content but totally applicable to all beach conditiond including New Zealand, as it focuses on two very good points. Ninety percent of the fish are in 20% of the water, and 20% of the fishermen that know how to read the beach will outfish the other 80% all day long. Check this out before your next beach mish.
How to catch, fillet, and cook albacore
Albacore tuna (Thunnus alalunga) or 'the chicken of the sea', are one of the best eating fish we can catch in NZ waters, and unlike their more desirable bigger cousins, the yellowfin and bluefin, albacore inhabit cooler waters and are able to be targeted just about anywhere in NZ. They are also brilliant sport on light tackle, even though most are winched aboard with heavier tuna gear or on bungees. Check out the smile on Catch sponsored angler Flyn Jack with an albacore he caught on a kingfish jig in the Coromandel to see that they can be great fun.
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