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The Lateral Line: EP#31
The cuffs have come off. The weather is perfect and the top water fishing season has just kicked off in New Zealand. The plan is to head wide to an off shore island that is surround by big fish habitat. Wash rocks, step drop offs and tonnes of current. Big stick baiting rods and reels are rig and ready to do tangle with the the Yellow Tail King Fish.
How to: Night jigging for bluefin tuna
Night jigging for bluefin has been a successful method for catching these fish when they are feeding down deeper at night, and gives you the option to double your opportunities once you've travelled all the way to the tuna, or when they are just not coming up to hit trolled lures. Here's a few tips on how they rig and the lures used overseas, that will absolutely work here in NZ, as proven by young angler Flyn Jack recently.
How to fly fish nymphs with an indicator
Tom Rosenbauer discusses the uses of various indicators and how they are used to successfully nymph fish different parts of the water column for trout.
How to find trout in a river
Here's an excellent 30 minute comprehensive guide from Orvis, with some great information relevant to rivers anywhere, on where to look for trout.
The Lateral Line: EP #29
The boys are on a 4 day fishing mission in a harbour they were land based fishing a month or so back. Milan managed to land a nice Trevally from the beach so the boys reckon they should have a tonne of fun fishing the harbour in the boat. The fishing was harder then expected so Milan comes up with a crazy idea to catch something different and ends up stuck in the mud.
The Lateral Line: EP #28
The boys are fishing in an area they have both heavily fished in years gone by. Both Nathan and Milan haven’t fished the area in over 2 years. This particular part of the Bay Of Plenty is about to become a marine reserve and the boys are super keen to fish it just one more time before it’s locked down to fishing. The dream being to land one last jumbo King Fish for old times sake. Excitement levels start peaking as multiple schools of Kahawai come to the surface to feed late in the afternoon. Top water lures are cast around the schools of feeding Kahawai trying to provoke a bite from New Zealand’s yellow tail King Fish.
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.
Innovision Boats 2021 Featuring the IV707 Explorer
Check out the new IV707 Explorer getting put through its paces and get an insight into the design features that go into every Innovision boat with founder Simon Minoprio.
Fly Fishing for Big Browns in South Island New Zealand
With the world in the fierce grip of a global pandemic, there are few places in the world where anglers have the freedom to roam and fish with unrestricted access and companionship. New Zealand is one of the few... Although we miss our international friends and our guiding industry is on it's knees, there is a shining light at the end of a long and gloomy tunnel here - FREEDOM TO FISH! Join myself (Mike Kirkpatrick) and good mate Hans Kreuer, as we embark on a three day trip in search of some large brown trout, with the unsettled spring weather looking to finally relent into some fine days.
The Lateral Line: EP#27
The boys are fishing with Bait Junkie lures along a beautiful piece of New Zealand’s coast line. Casting lures into the wash hoping to get them in front of a big snapper. Nathan does most of the fishing this time round as Milan isn’t feeling the best after having a root canal done on one of his front teeth only days earlier.
The Lateral Line: EP#26
The boys are off on another land based fishing mission on a stunning part of New Zealand’s east coast. Three day's fishing off the rocks trying to get something to eat and hoping to do battle with some big King Fish. The boys are not disappointed, as snapper and kingfish are landed.