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.
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.
Far from home, Sam Mossman enjoys a classic English summer and targets a new species – the pike.
SAM MOSSMAN - Fishing News
As a fisherman, I must confess to being a bit of a ‘species collector’; I love to catch fish I have never caught before.
Landing a New Zealand record john dory was so surprising it knocked the lucky anglerâs friend off his perch.
An Auckland man was sentenced in Papakuraâs District Court last month to 320-hours community work for taking 325 snapper.
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.
Set amongst a seemingly limitless expanse of purple-blue ocean, the Cooks’ 15 islands stand out like jewels, many of them offering glowing jade-coloured lagoons, white-sand beaches and lush, all-shades-of-green vegetation. Add gently swaying palm-tree fringes along the sandy edges and, no doubt about it, the Cook Islands are the epitome of tropical perfection.
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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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.