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 …

Godzone Destination: The Aldermens

The Aldermen Islands are a small group of rocky islets to the southeast of Mercury Bay in Godzone, located off the east coast of the Coromandel Peninsula, 20 kilometres (12 mi) east of the mouth of the Tairua River. The islands were named ‘the Court of Aldermen’ by Captain Cook and his crew on November 3, 1769 after previously naming Mayor …

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 …

Top Water For Kings

Tauranga tackle shop manager and keen angler Sam Wilkinson, shares his experience on top water fishing for one of Godzone’s hardest pulling sports fish, the rugged kingfish.   Top water fishing is an exciting style of fishing, that has been used extensively around the world for many years to target large tropical reef species like tuna and giant trevally.  It …

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 …