Top Ten: Fishing Work-Ups!

  WRITER SCOTT CUSHMAN PROVIDES HIS ‘10 TOP TIPS’ FOR CASHING IN ON THOSE AWESOME SPRINGTIME FISH FEEDING FRENZIES!     1/ Start with good intelligence Subscribing to publications , email newsletters or joining Facebook groups that have regular fishing reports or activity where you can get information on where the fish are biting helps point you in the right …

DESTINATION: THAMES COAST

The Thames Coast offers great fishing and boating access from Thames up to Coromandel Harbour, with a gateway to the wider Hauraki Gulf.  Editor Matt Hewetson recently visited in spring to find hot fishing action and welcome hospitality from the locals. Thames is a sleepy small town that reminds me of my own home town in Northland, it is also …

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 …

SURFCASTING – PART 2

Following on from the Jan/Feb issue, experienced surfcaster Dennis Hewetson imparts his general knowledge for keen, novice surfcasters to help catch more fish off the beach. In Part 1 we covered “where to fish – holes and sand banks” with tips for recognising a good piece of water most likely to harbour fish.  We also looked at what baits work …

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 …