Articles & Reviews
Bruce Basher gets great ingredients and combines them to make something special.
BRUCE BASHER - Fishing News
Cocktail baits have been around for quite some time, especially in the UK and the continent, where anglers seem to need all the help they can get.
A beautiful morning at Rangaunu Harbour has Craig Worthington trying his luck.
CRAIG WORTHINGTON - Fishing News
I had picked a path through a patch of mangroves in order to connect with one of the shallower channels that drain the harbour. Its watershed came from a massive area of sea grass flat. I figured that baitfish, mullet, kahawai and kingfish must pass down this channel on the dropping tide, so I might get a chance to cast a fly to some of them. That was the plan, anyway.
The positive work at McKinnon’s Creek Salmon Hatchery on the Rangitata River prompted Sandie Finnie to talk with Bill Whipp, a long-standing member of Riparian Support Trust.
SANDIE FINNIE - Fishing News
Bill is among volunteers and anglers who collectively spend thousands of hours manning the facility, which had close to 1000 adult fish through the traps this season. For them this represents payback for the work they and others have put in over the years.
A hectic schedule lies ahead over the following few months as Stephen Tapp tries to fit in a series of kayak competitions and expeditions.
STEPHEN TAPP - Fishing News
In little more than a week we begin with the Top Catch Cove to Cape Kayak Contest; September will see missions to Lottin Point and Hicks Bay to try for ‘paddle from shore’ bluenose; Labour Weekend involves a mothership trip with Rick Pollock aboard Pursuit; and finally, there’s the Viking Coromandel Gold Rush event at the end of November.
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.