HANDY LEDGER RIGS

Ledger rigs have been around for years, but they are still an effective way to catch snapper and other popular table species.  You can either tie your own or buy the pre-tied rigs that tackle companies produce.  Editor Matt Hewetson looks at two good options to consider when fishing. I started out using the humble ledger rig as my go …

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 …

Snapper On A Jig

Fishing for snapper using jigs is very effective. This 4.5kg snapper smashed the jig once it hit the bottom when fishing in a work-up off Rangitoto Is in early spring.