Sam Mossman explains how the hooks and techniques used have a big effect on the survival of released fish.
The Hutchwilco Boat show is always a great place to be, with plenty of opportunity to check out recent innovations in everything from large craft (for carrying your kayak of course) to the smallest items of terminal tackle.
Once the basic skills are learned, perhaps the primary ingredient to ensuring a land-based angler‘s success is the spots he or she fishes. Experienced surfcaster Andy Macleod explains how he goes about finding those ‘Spot X’ locations…
McLay Boats, based in a large, new, purpose-built factory on the outskirts of Milton, south of Dunedin, is one of New Zealand’s top aluminium boat builders, both in numerical production and quality of build.
Landing a New Zealand record john dory was so surprising it knocked the lucky angler’s friend off his perch.
An Auckland man was sentenced in Papakura’s District Court last month to 320-hours community work for taking 325 snapper.
When super-keen soft-baiter Mark Kitteridge found his usual strategies weren’t producing, he had to to rethink his approach.
When sabiki flies were first introduced into New Zealand, they revolutionised the catching of small baitfish like mackerel – but baitfish were not all they caught. Sam Mossman details their progression to flasher rigs and the best ways to fish with them.
One place I do a bit of surfcasting has large stones on the beach. It is a great snapper spot, probably due to the fact there are mussels and oysters on the stones as well.
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Hover through the fog and filthy air, chant the witches as they await the arrival of Macbeth in Shakespeare's tragedy of that name.
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The recent pounding along our coast stirred up plenty of feed.
Snapper are still in the gulf, but are not as willing to take a bait as throughout the summer months.