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.
When super-keen soft-baiter Mark Kitteridge found his usual strategies weren’t producing, he had to to rethink his approach.
BY SAM MOSSMAN - Fishing News
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.
"Ten years! Really?" is the typical reaction to the news that we're entering the tenth series of The ITM Fishing Show, and I can understand the disbelief because I feel the same way. Over two hundred episodes later it still feels like we're just a little number eight wire television production company trying to mix it with the big boys in the television industry - and I guess we are.
It will come as no surprise to readers to hear The ITM Fishing Show made it to the top three of the annual TV Guide's 'Best on the Box' competition.
After around 20 years of producing boats, Surtees is rightly considered to be amongst the top handful of New Zealand’s aluminium boat builders, with a strong export market in Australia as well.
Like the idea of a serious fishing expedition? Andy Macleod has a few tips to help you pack…
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.