CHARTER FISHING

Charter fishing is a great option for people looking to experience new areas, good fishing and targeting species they want to catch.  We are fortunate to have many experienced operators here in Godzone, experienced writer Scott Cushman looks at ways to get the most from your trip both here and when abroad. The American captain laughed at my suggestion of …

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 …

TOP TEN: SURFCASTING TIPS

Surfcasting means getting wet and beaten up by powerful surf, it’s one of the hardest challenges in fishing but also the most rewarding.  It is a simple form of fishing that doesn’t require a lot of specialist tackle, but there are several key things to consider before packing up the 4×4 to head down the beach.  To help you land …

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 …