NZ Fishing News February 2024

NZ Fishing News February 2024
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34 articles from this collection:
FINDING MARLIN
FINDING MARLIN
How to: fishing travel
Inhalt
Inhalt
Contents
FULL CIRCLE
FULL CIRCLE
I suppose it should be no surprise that profound moments of realisation or understanding are linked to one’s greatest passions, but fishing sure has a knack for inspiring deep contemplations in my noggin.
MARLIN DIY
MARLIN DIY
Part 3
Chasing the Dream
Chasing the Dream
New zealand has some of the world’s best fishing and there are still fresh surprises being discovered from time to time. For example, going back four decades, no one knew much about three kings marlin, or our broadbill fishery, or marlin off the north island’s west coast, or the giant pacific bluefin tuna off westland, or the bay of plenty’s winter southern bluefin run. Now these are all established and well-known fisheries.
SKINNY WATER, HIGH SUMMER TROUT!
SKINNY WATER, HIGH SUMMER TROUT!
As the heat of a kiwi summer commences and rivers begin to recede, trout in skinny, lowwater river conditions present both a real challenge and the opportunity of an often-thrilling pursuit. Diminishing water levels require a nuanced approach and a keen understanding of trout behaviour. We might look a little out of place in the public eye dressed head to toe in camo, a wide-brimmed hat and walking like a ninja… but subtlety is the absolute key to success! The ninja-walk… a l
IGFA RECOGNITION FOR JOHN BATTERTON
IGFA RECOGNITION FOR JOHN BATTERTON
There would be few new zealand game fishing skippers with the pedigree of northland’s john batteron.
HUTCHWILCO NZ BOAT SHOW DELIVERING FISHING’S BIG NAMES
HUTCHWILCO NZ BOAT SHOW DELIVERING FISHING’S BIG NAMES
The hutchwilco new zealand boat show is gearing up to delight boating and fishing enthusiasts with a massive array of boats, motors, marine tech, gadgets, gizmos, safety equipment, kaimoana and – of course – a vast display of fishing equipment.
ARHT PRIZE GOES TO TOKOROA
ARHT PRIZE GOES TO TOKOROA
“Holy cow,” was jenny’s first reaction when the auckland westpac rescue helicopter trust (arht) team and key sponsors unveiled her $300,000-plus extreme game king & ford ranger wildtrak v6 prize.
DO YOU KNOW SOMEONE WHO DESERVES A NEW BOAT?
DO YOU KNOW SOMEONE WHO DESERVES A NEW BOAT?
After this year’s hutchwilco new zealand boat show in may, one deserving person is going to be the recipient of a new kingfisher 390 powercat currently being campaigned by fishing blogger ryan ‘muddy feet’ hampton.
CANTERBURY WOES FROM DAWN TO DUSK
CANTERBURY WOES FROM DAWN TO DUSK
The headline might sound like a tarantino movie in reverse, and the outcome is even worse for recreational fishers in the canterbury region.
THE EXPORT NZ FISHING COMPETITION
THE EXPORT NZ FISHING COMPETITION
The prize boat is here!
SINGAPORE FISH HEAD CURRY
SINGAPORE FISH HEAD CURRY
A signature singaporean dish, fish head curry melds cuisines to bring a fragrant, rich dish. Blending indian and chinese cuisines with southeast asian ingredients, the ingredient list is long, but the taste sensation makes it all worthwhile. Serve in the middle of the table and pick away at the flesh covered in a rich, spicy sauce.
Cooking with COBB
Cooking with COBB
Golden seafood fried rice
Pete Lamb A MAN OF MANY TALENTS
Pete Lamb A MAN OF MANY TALENTS
When i started with nz fishing news three decades ago i inherited an eclectic bunch of contributors, and included in the mix was wellingtonian landbased specialist pete lamb.
A TOUGH DAY
A TOUGH DAY
Ona perfect trout fishing day you land a good fish on your first cast and more trout follow soon after. You have lucked on early what the fish want. On other days, however, the intended script goes out the window and plan b and plan c have to be implemented to avoid the dreaded zero.
JIGGING HEJUNGLE THE IN
JIGGING HEJUNGLE THE IN
Here in new zealand, we are fortunate to have an abundance of pristine freshwater lakes surrounded by thick, green native bush, which are often stocked with good numbers of rainbow trout. There are many methods to try to fool the crafty rainbows that inhabit these waters, and one method that has gained popularity over the past years due to its success in putting a bend in anglers’ rods is jigging. Jigging for trout has evolved from tying a single small metal jig on some light
HEAVY AND SOFT FOR KINGFISH
HEAVY AND SOFT FOR KINGFISH
While i definitely prefer the challenge of hooking kingfish on standard softbait gear, targeting them with heavier gear and big specialised softies has its place, too.
GUESSING GAME ESTIMATING FISH WEIGHTS
GUESSING GAME ESTIMATING FISH WEIGHTS
Being able to accurately estimate the weight of a fish has to be one of the most understated yet highly revered skills a fisher can have. It’s a hallmark of experience, and the best at it are the salty sea dogs who have strung up countless twenty-pounders and seen dozens of marlin hit the deck. On the other hand, newbies who get it way off are ridiculed: “a twenty pounder? Bro, you’ll be lucky if it goes ten!”
VISITORS GUIDE TO THE TOP OF THE SOUTH
VISITORS GUIDE TO THE TOP OF THE SOUTH
The nelson-tasman region located at the top of the south island is a visitor hotspot for both regional and international travelers. Whilst a lot of people drive into the region, particularly from christchurch, many also fly. With around 80,000 visitors flying into nelson between 15 december 2023 and 31 january 2024, the region has earned the status of one of the most popular destinations to visit across new zealand. Add in the unknown number of visitors who will drive into th
WAIMARAMA BEACH YAKKING
WAIMARAMA BEACH YAKKING
Being based in a new location has opened my eyes to a brand-new part of the ocean to explore on my kayak. Covering lots of ground isn’t a strong point for my craft of choice, but since i am travelling so slowly, i am less likely to miss anything and can find spots others might be motoring right over. In a location like waimarama beach, a kayak is perfect for punching through the surf and adventuring around bare island and the many points of structure spread widely up and down
HOW TO POT FOR CRAYS
HOW TO POT FOR CRAYS
Tips from the experts
PROJECT BOAT THE BITS & BOBS
PROJECT BOAT THE BITS & BOBS
Embarking on a fishing expedition on your trailerboat is not just about having the right hull, engine, fishfinder/chartplotter, and trailer. The often-overlooked elements - the 'bits and bobs' - are equally essential for a successful and enjoyable day on the water. In this article, we'll delve into these seemingly small accessories on the nz fishing news project boat - an extreme 745 game king - and discuss how they contribute to the efficiency and comfort of our fishing expe
PENN FIERCE IV 6000
PENN FIERCE IV 6000
Live liner spin combo
VEXED TERMINAL TACKLE
VEXED TERMINAL TACKLE
– a japanese/aussie fusion
THE STENCH OF A ROTTING QUOTA SYSTEM
THE STENCH OF A ROTTING QUOTA SYSTEM
New zealand’s fisheries management system is so corrupted that some commercial fishers are earning less than $4 per kilo for fish retailing at $60.
Shimano Ultegra XR Surf Reel
Shimano Ultegra XR Surf Reel
Summer is here, and what better way to spend the day than on the beach with the brand new ultegra xr surf reel strapped to your favourite shimano surf rod. Featuring the same famous ci4+ carbon fibre body as its predecessor, the ultegra ci4, the new xr model won’t corrode in the harsh saltwater environment and x protect water proofing protects the internals of the reel, too. Meanwhile the addition of infinity drive and silent drive produce super smooth and easy winding, even
Simrad NSX ULTRAWIDE
Simrad NSX ULTRAWIDE
The new simrad nsx ultrawide is the world’s first fullyfeatured ultrawide display chartplotter/fish-finder. Delivering all the benefits of dual screens in one place, the new nsx ultrawide provides a more streamlined and immersive experience resulting in an elevated dash aesthetic that unlocks new possibilities.
Raymarine Smart Wind Transducer
Raymarine Smart Wind Transducer
Raymarine’s sophisticated new smart wind transducer, complete with integrated ahrs 3d sensor technology, delivers incredibly accurate calibrated wind speed and direction data. Extensively wind tunnel tested, the smart wind transducer automatically delivers improved true wind accuracy, not only accounting for wave action and vessel pitch and roll but also compensating for mast twist and bend and the effects of airflow and upwash against the sails.
VMC Slow Jigging Assist Hooks
VMC Slow Jigging Assist Hooks
Brand new from vmc is the ideal assist hook for light jigging and slow pitch style of lures. These hooks have a technical locking curve to them which reduces the chances of the hook opening. Using uv flash material which creates fish attraction, the hook and assist cord are fully bound and glued for maximum strength and abrasion resistance. The vmc slow jigging assist hooks are available in both single hook and double hook, ranging from size 1 through to size 4/0.
XBRAID – OLLTOLOS PE WX8
XBRAID – OLLTOLOS PE WX8
A ground-breaking finesse braid that offers casting distance, durability and high strength, making “shangri-la” a premium stringed line that enables the tournament finesse technique at a heightened level. The firmness and suppleness of hst processing produces a highly accurate hooking and line, trouble-free with its straightness and ultra-sensitive characteristics while obtaining an overwhelming flight distance. In addition, the ultra high-density wx method reduces sudden ris
YELLOWFIN THE MAINSTAY
YELLOWFIN THE MAINSTAY
Paul pasisi paulpasisicharters@gmail.com
AMAZING RUN OF YELLOWFIN
AMAZING RUN OF YELLOWFIN
Greg hopping greg@troppofishing.com www.fishsamoa.com
TIPS ON RELEASING UNWANTED SHARKS SAFELY
TIPS ON RELEASING UNWANTED SHARKS SAFELY
Summer is here, which means better weather, longer days, and of course taking the opportunity to get out on the water for a spot of fishing.