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Slide Baiting
Techniques

Slide Baiting

Slide baiting is an awesome way to target big predatory species such as kingfish and snapper from shore. Beach, rocks or even from the wharf, this is a very effective and clever way to get you live bait out way further than you could normally cast. Check out our Aussie mates for a few pointers.
How to troll live baits: Yamaha School of Fish Hauraki Gulf
Techniques

How to troll live baits: Yamaha School of Fish Hauraki Gulf

Trolling live baits is a great way to target kingfish. The same techniques applied here can be used anywhere, so check out Yamaha School of Fish with our mates at Family Boats and Yamaha Marine NZ.
Yellowfin Tuna Top Tips
Big Game

Yellowfin Tuna Top Tips

Check out some gold tips from the experts at catching yellowfin tuna. Luke from Yeehaa Fishing Tackle takes us through top lures, how to run them, and has some great advice if you want to target these fantastic fish.
Horizontal Jigging
Techniques

Horizontal Jigging

If you're familiar with vertical, or 'mechanical' jigging for kingfish, did you know that the same technique can be applied to working mechanical jigs both from a boat or from shore? Here's a quick breakdown on how it works from the Aussie boys at AdriftByNature...
Anyone can flyfish: A beginner's guide
Fresh water

Anyone can flyfish: A beginner's guide

Many people, when first considering the possibility of taking up flyfishing, naturally see it as a tranquil, poetic sport that is done in beautiful surroundings. There’s one hiccup though - most newcomers perceive flyfishing to be a difficult sport that is hard to learn.
Bridle-rigged live skipjack tuna
Techniques

Bridle-rigged live skipjack tuna

The ability to bridle rig and deploy a healthy skipjack tuna live bait is an essential skill for any serious game fisherman.
Stick bait techniuques - targeting topwater kingfish
Techniques

Stick bait techniuques - targeting topwater kingfish

Jigging is an effective method for targeting kingfish, but for sheer adrenaline value, targeting top water kingfish has that extra bit of visual excitement.
So you want to be a  Jig Star?
Techniques

So you want to be a Jig Star?

For me, chasing kingfish on jigs is where my craze and passion for fishing started.
Work-up fishing 101 - Part two - Lures and birds
Techniques

Work-up fishing 101 - Part two - Lures and birds

This may come as a shock, but in the days before jigs, fishermen would use bait. Not highly sophisticated but still effective were ledger and strayline rigs adorned with pilchards
Work-up fishing 101 - Part one
Techniques

Work-up fishing 101 - Part one

Spring and Summer work-ups are one phenomena that not only get nature's participants excited but fishermen as well. As the water warms up in springtime, snapper start to move into the gulf, usually from a northerly to southerly direction.
How to skin and fillet gurnard and sole
Techniques

How to skin and fillet gurnard and sole

Here's a great demo of how to properly fillet gurnard and sole from Knifetech NZ

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