Articles & Reviews
Sam Mossman explains how the hooks and techniques used have a big effect on the survival of released fish.
By Matt Watson
It’s kind of like when Princess Diana was killed: when Jimmy Spithill and his Oracle team delivered that killer blow to Team New Zealand in the America’s Cup’s final race, everyone remembers where they were when the news came through.
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…
For anyone owning more than a couple of rods, where a few nails in the garage wall will no longer suffice, storing your favourite fishing tackle can be a pain.
The following email from Raewyn Manuel is typical of many requests from NZ Fishing News readers when it comes to understanding marine electronics.
A rare leopard chimaera has been caught in a canyon on the northeastern coast.
The name Fin-Nor is linked to the pioneering days of big game fishing.
Trailers – without them boat-based anglers are going nowhere, yet they tend to be a neglected part of our equipment.
When setting up a new boat, it’s often the smaller things that make a difference to its ‘fishability’ and enjoyment.
At Christmas time, with family members sprawling around tables groaning with calories, declarations are made to get fit, trim down and spend more time fishing.
In November 2007, a snapper taken from New Zealand’s West Coast North Island stock (SNA 8) was later aged at 60 years, one of oldest ever encountered in fisheries research assessing the length and age composition of commercial catches.
For a long time I wished for more variety in the inshore sportfish species available in New Zealand waters.
One of the great things about fishing in Vanuatu is the variety of locations, opportunities and species on offer.
Pat O’Keefe’s quiet voice issued from just behind my left shoulder, reminding me I should strike.
Trout can be totally unresponsive to flies or any other potential food; they just sit in the one place for hours on end.