Articles & Reviews
Peter Langlands draws on his comprehensive experience to provide Mainland anglers with his key tips and tricks for the new season – and North Island fishers can learn plenty from this feature, too!
PETER LANGLANDS - Fishing News
Adam Clancey, fisherman, TV presenter and foodie, offers a few tips to help us make the most of our catch.
ADAM CLANCEY - Fishing News
Usually, after any successful outing, or come to that, any conversation involving fishing, the discussion turns to favourite eating fish and their preparation. This is a really good topic, especially as there is greater awareness these days regarding treating your catch with respect and making sure it is as valued for food is it is for sport.
Herb Spannagl goes back a long way with the Tongariro River, so shares some of his thoughts on the current state of affairs affecting this world-famous waterway.
HERB SPANNAGL - Fishing News
This this is my 34th year of fishing the Tongariro River, I am reasonably qualified to reflect on the recent changes to this great river from an angler’s perspective.
A soft-plastic lure endowed with its own intrinsic movement can prove too attractive for even the fussiest fish to ignore – Mark Kitteridge explains…
MARK KITTERIDGE - Fishing News
I’ll always remember the first time I used a soft-plastic lure with a wiggly tail. It was 35 years ago and I was on Mangonui Wharf with kingfish smashing baitfish over a 50-square-metre area in front of it. I didn’t have a live bait though, and with all the mackerel locked into survival mode, I wasn’t likely to get one – but did have a 15kg land-based outfit armed with a relatively large Mister Twister ‘Sassy Shad’ lure. This was lobbed to the edge of the watery carnage, and upon beginning its descent, mobile tail wriggling enticingly, I watched in fascinated excitement as several kingfish followed it down, jostling one another eagerly.
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.