Facts on Whitebait

Whitebaiting is a classic Kiwi past time and from mid-August through to the end of November, riverbanks throughout much of the country are lined with keen locals hoping to cash in on some of Godzone’s iconic “white gold”. Even though whitebait and the humble whitebait fritter is a delicacy well known throughout the country, they are a peculiar fish and …

Adopt A New Approach

Spring is good. Especially when the work-ups in the Hauraki Gulf can be found and everything has come out of winter sleepiness. The annoying thing is that the water temperature doesn’t always reflect the air temperature in the early phases of the season so while you’re slapping on sun tan lotion, the fish may not be in the same frame …

MULTIPLY YOUR CHANCES

Winter rock fishing can be a good time to get out, especially since many people are planning to watch the action on TV, instead of going and finding some of their own. Less pressure because of fewer people or worse weather, means fish will often quietly take up residence in places that have been rested for a while. This is …

TARGETING JOHN DORY

These highly prized table fish are very common in Godzone and if you spend the time to actively target John dory, you will be surprised how many you can catch in a day. The John dory is an odd-looking fish, quite thin but when seen from side-on, appears to be large. This thinness, allows it to sneak up on its …