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 …

Autumn Snapper Fishing

Here are some tips and techniques that will help you provoke a bite from a late summer snapper and then really cash in over autumn when the snapper fatten up after spawning. Writer Johnny Pearce spent his summer staying and fishing on Great Barrier Island with family and friends.  The snapper fishing proved to be spectacular with 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 …