Fishing

Dropping deep

Getting ready Generally, with deep dropping, you’ll be heading miles offshore, so it goes without saying that your boat needs to be capable, have plenty of fuel, and equipped with decent safety equipment. A sounder capable of picking up structure and fish in the depths is also mandatory, unless you’ve...
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Gamefishing for beginners

Catching a gamefish is one thing, but landing one on your own boat with your mates is another experience entirely. Charter captain Nick Jones shares a few tips for getting started with gamefishing. With warmer than average water gracing New Zealand as a result of La Niña conditions, we have...
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Which Lure to use?

A beginner’s guide for summer saltwater action If you’ve been thinking about giving lure fishing a crack but haven’t quite known where to begin, Nick Jones has the answers. He provides all the info you need to get started with lures this summer. There is something incredibly satisfying about fooling...
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Unlocking Summer’s Secrets

For avid freshwater angler Josiah Atkinson, summer brings some of the most exciting trout fishing of the year – but this doesn’t mean it’s the easiest time to catch fish. He lets us in on some of his tips and tricks for landing more trout in summer. The cicadas are...
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Tradie Profile: Marion Thomas

Marion was 28 when she arrived in New Zealand on a yacht. She had sailed from San Diego with friends of her family on their second attempt to reach NZ by boat; the first was a few years prior. Marion had been invited on that trip too but turned down...
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The Kayak Conversion

When Alert Level 4 hit NZ a few months back, all of us fishermen and boaties were left land-locked for several weeks. Level 3, however, saw every ocean-going Kiwi rummaging around in their sheds or under the house for that kayak they hadn’t used for a year or two, but...
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The Coromandel – a paradise for holidaymakers

The Coromandel is one of New Zealand’s most popular holiday destinations. I’m sure a huge part of this is the fact that it’s a fishing and boating paradise blessed with miles of diverse coastline, hundreds of islands and reefs, and shelter in all but the worst weather conditions. Working our way...
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TRADIE PROFILE: GEMMA O’BRIEN

After growing up on the family’s beef farm near Kawakawa in the Far North, Gemma went to Otago University, where she gained not one, not even two, but three degrees. She credits her mother, whose early-onset arthritis was a wake-up call for Gemma to live life to the fullest and...
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TAMING THE TIGER TROUT

If you’re an avid trout fisher, you would have heard whispers about the “tiger trout”. For those that don’t know, the tiger trout (Salmo trutta × Salvelinus fontinalis) is a sterile, hybrid of the brown trout (Salmo trutta) and the brook trout (Salvelinus fontinalis), and in my opinion, is the...
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Epic Fishing Destination- Great Barrier Island

Having run snapper and kingfish charters in the Hauraki Gulf for many years now, there’s one place that I find particularly special and almost always delivers on the fishing and diving front – Great Barrier Island. Great Barrier Island is the largest and most seaward of Hauraki Gulf’s islands. The...
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