TASTY SNAPPER TACOS

A great recipe for summer for the family to enjoy your fresh snapper! Thanks to The Backyard Cook, Marty gives us his taco recipe: Ingredients: 2 snapper fillets (400 grams) 2 teaspoons cayenne pepper 2 teaspoons celery salt 3 tablespoons olive oil Speedy pickled onions – 1 red onion, halved and very finely sliced ¼ cup red wine vinegar juice 1 …

CHARTER PROFILE: EPIC ADVENTURES

Epic Adventures have a very good name here in Godzone for providing quality fishing experiences, so we recently headed out with them and the trip lived up to their reputation. It was the middle of winter and Scott Cushman from Digital Fish and I wanted to get out to test some gear and catch some fresh fish for our families. …

TARGETING SWORDFISH IN GODZONE

The elusive broadbill swordfish is renown for its’ legendary strength and fighting ability by anglers.  It was long seen as a denizen of the deep and only successfully caught at night, but a change in tactics and the tackle now available has opened up this fishery to anglers here in Godzone. I personally have only been out a couple of …

SURFCASTING IN SPRING

I love springtime, warmer days and longer daylight hours for surfcasting means you can fish more comfortably in the surf.  It also is a great time to target fish off the beach, as they have awakened from the colder winter conditions to feed more actively before spawning starts. I have discovered from experience, that there are a few things you …

HOT JIGS FOR SNAPPER

Jigs have been around a long time and they are very effective on snapper here in Godzone. Recently there has been an explosion of them to flood our local market. Overseas and in particular in Japan, jigs are very popular and they are always developing new jigs and techniques. Some of the names you are now hearing around the tackle …

5 Tips to Snag more Snapper

Experienced angler Scott Cushman provides five favourite tips that will help you catch more snapper. Tip 1: Double take Many of us know double hook rigs are effective on large baits like whole fish/squid or strip baits. This is typically done with large 7/0 or larger hooks. I have been experimenting with smaller 3/0 hooks in regular sized baits and …

Big Snapper Spot: The Graveyard

BIG SNAPPER DESTINATION: THE KAIPARA GRAVEYARD   The mighty Kaipara is the largest harbour in Godzone and one of the largest harbours in the world. Infamously renown as a dangerous and intimidating place for the keen fisherman to venture. However, it is here that some of the country’s best snapper fishing can also be found. The Kaipara Harbour sits to …