NZ Fishing News January 2024

NZ Fishing News January 2024
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NZ Fishing News January 2024

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47 articles from this collection:
HOLIDAY TIPS
HOLIDAY TIPS
New to nz species
CONTENTS
CONTENTS
7 from the helm
FAIR WINDS & FOLLOWING SEAS
FAIR WINDS & FOLLOWING SEAS
As the tides of time continue their inexorable flow, we find ourselves bidding a fond farewell to a stalwart captain of the journalistic seas. After an illustrious 30-year tenure at the helm of nz fishing news, grant dixon is setting sail into a well-earned retirement.
Grant Dixon An Interview with an Editor
Grant Dixon An Interview with an Editor
In my 4 years plus in publishing first as a journalist, then an editor of community newspapers and finally, for years, editor then partner director of nz fishing news fishing media, i have conducted hundreds, if not thousands, of interviews. Finally, the time has come to write my own story who better to conduct the interview than me, with incumbent editor nick ones helping to formulate the questions...
WHAT EL NIÑO MEANS FOR FISHING
WHAT EL NIÑO MEANS FOR FISHING
After three summers of la niña systems, this season’s el niño event should see changes in our summer weather. Sam mossman investigates what effect this may have on fishing.
MARLIN DIY
MARLIN DIY
Part 2
NEW LOOK FOR FULLY LOADED 2024 HUTCHWILCO NEW ZEALAND BOAT SHOW
NEW LOOK FOR FULLY LOADED 2024 HUTCHWILCO NEW ZEALAND BOAT SHOW
New zealand’s largest exhibition organiser, xpo exhibitions, is grabbing the helm and promising a truly revitalised and reinvigorated hutchwilco new zealand boat show, 16-19 may 2024 at the auckland showgrounds.
SUBSCRIBE AND WIN AN INCREDIBLE CHATHAM ISLANDS ADVENTURE
SUBSCRIBE AND WIN AN INCREDIBLE CHATHAM ISLANDS ADVENTURE
To celebrate the spirit of adventure, nz fishing news and air chathams have teamed up to curate an exclusive subscription giveaway that could transport you to the enchanting chatham islands!
NECESSITY THE MOTHER OF A SURFCASTING INVENTION
NECESSITY THE MOTHER OF A SURFCASTING INVENTION
Dave lenden will never forget the day he fell in love with fishing – because on his very first cast he caught a kahawai.
WHO DESERVES A NEW BOAT?
WHO DESERVES A NEW BOAT?
After this year’s hutchwilco nz 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
PUBLIC ENCOURAGED TO SHARE PROTECTED SPECIES SIGHTINGS THIS SUMMER
PUBLIC ENCOURAGED TO SHARE PROTECTED SPECIES SIGHTINGS THIS SUMMER
As summer approaches, the department of conservation (doc) is calling on fishers and divers to be citizen scientists and share what they see on the water.
XOS GURNARD HAD BEEN DINING ON FLOUNDER
XOS GURNARD HAD BEEN DINING ON FLOUNDER
Over the years nz fishing news has championed many record-breaking and big fish, but rarely has a gurnard featured – until now.
PROTECTING OUR WATERS: STOP THE SPREAD OF EXOTIC CAULERPA
PROTECTING OUR WATERS: STOP THE SPREAD OF EXOTIC CAULERPA
Information from biosecurity new zealand on how we can protect our coastal waters from the invasive seaweed exotic caulerpa.
BAYLEYS FISHING CLASSIC SUPPORTS LEGASEA
BAYLEYS FISHING CLASSIC SUPPORTS LEGASEA
Apersonal best snapper of 77cm saw brendan graves take out the individual longest snapper honours at the recent 11th annual bayleys fishing classic, run as a fundraiser for recreational fishing representatives legasea in mid-november.
TROPICAL AND SUBTROPICAL SPECIES IN NZ
TROPICAL AND SUBTROPICAL SPECIES IN NZ
What might el niño turn up next?
EXPORT SPOT X
EXPORT SPOT X
Part i
FEELS LIKE SUMMER
FEELS LIKE SUMMER
The holidays are upon us, and we’ve all got our fingers crossed for good weather. Making valuable memories on the water with family, catching something fresh from the sea for dinner, or nailing your pb fish – all are options once we get away from the monday to friday, 9-5 for a few weeks.
SELECTING A GREAT FILLETING KNIFE
SELECTING A GREAT FILLETING KNIFE
A good sharp knife that maintains its edge is an essential tool of the trade when it comes to filleting and processing your catch. The good news is that a quality knife is within reach of practically any budget, and here are some key things to loo out for when you make your next purchase.
GRILLED WHOLE SQUID
GRILLED WHOLE SQUID
With quinoa, leek and mozzarella stuffing
MURI GHONTO
MURI GHONTO
The kai ika project is a non-profit initiative bringing communities together to share previously underutilised fish parts, to reduce waste and feed the community while conserving fish for future generations.
THE RECIPE
THE RECIPE
Recipe by: chris scott
RESPECTING RĀHUI HAS MANY BENEFITS
RESPECTING RĀHUI HAS MANY BENEFITS
As people who use the ocean for fishing, diving and swimming, it is important that we show respect back to our waters, recognising that sustainable practices today can contribute to a bountiful harvest tomorrow.
NO ANCHORING AT YOUR FAVOURITE SPOT?
NO ANCHORING AT YOUR FAVOURITE SPOT?
What is green, suffocating sealife living on the ocean floor, and might be the reason why you can’t anchor at your favourite fishing spot?
THE ONGOING FIGHT FOR AN ABUNDANT FISHERY
THE ONGOING FIGHT FOR AN ABUNDANT FISHERY
Bottom trawling, marine protected areas (mpas), and coastal plans have been hot topics for the last months of 2023.
BAITCASTER ANTICS
BAITCASTER ANTICS
Greg struck a calm day with a light breeze at lake tekapo.
WHAKATĀNE
WHAKATĀNE
Variety is the spice of life.
Canada (PART 2)
Canada (PART 2)
Sturgeon of the fraser river
Going Soft on Kings (Part 1)
Going Soft on Kings (Part 1)
Off the Sand AT MURIWAI
Off the Sand AT MURIWAI
It had been a while since stevo and i had set the kontiki out west. With a nice, small swell window, we packed up the car and headed for a muriwai beach adventure.
FIJI TICKING THE BUCKET LIST
FIJI TICKING THE BUCKET LIST
As we all know, it seems this year’s weather has been the worst in memory with constant wind and rain. Like many other avid fishers and spearos, i had been close to breaking point and it was time for me to explore waters outside of new zealand in search of sunshine, warm water, big pelagics, and just a break from the deluge of rain and crappy weather.
LATE RUN OF WAHOO
LATE RUN OF WAHOO
Paulpasisicharters@gmail.com
TUNA ACTION HOTS UP
TUNA ACTION HOTS UP
Greg@troppofishing.com www.fishsamoa.com
Josh Darby and RUAWAKA
Josh Darby and RUAWAKA
When josh darby first dangled a line in a stream that bordered the family’s far north camping ground, little did he realise it was the first tentative step of a life-long passion.
BUCCANEER SIX FIFTEEN
BUCCANEER SIX FIFTEEN
Ask and you shall receive
PROJECT BOAT THE ENGINE
PROJECT BOAT THE ENGINE
When it came to powering our nz fishing news project boat, an extreme 745 game king, we were spoilt for choice. The 250hp outboard engine class is a popular size and therefore it’s no surprise that the major engine makers have some great fourstroke offerings in this category.
XBRAID UPGRADE PENTAGRAM X8
XBRAID UPGRADE PENTAGRAM X8
I am not one to get too tied up in line technicalities, i just know what i like. When conaghans nz first showed me the ygk co., ltd japanese braid they were intending to import, i was immediately struck by its minimal diameter for the stated line strength, and its lack of any memory.
HALCO VENTURES INTO THE SOFTBAIT ARENA WITH MADEYES
HALCO VENTURES INTO THE SOFTBAIT ARENA WITH MADEYES
In a world over-subscribed with fishing lures - including softbaits how does any newcomer make its mark in such a crowded market
FISHES OF AOTEAROA BY PAUL CAIGER
FISHES OF AOTEAROA BY PAUL CAIGER
As an obsessive young angler, i used to spend countless hours poring over any literary work about the marine world. One book i remember fondly, holding pride of place on my grandparents’ bookshelf, was the new zealand sea anglers’ guide. First published in 1960, with imperial measurements and no photographs, i loved going through all the fish species, wondering if i would ever have the opportunity to snag the mysterious creatures illustrated on the dusty, tanned pages.
THAT’S NOT A FISH, IT’S A SEABIRD!
THAT’S NOT A FISH, IT’S A SEABIRD!
If you’re fishing from a boat, you’re likely to grab the attention of a hungry seabird or two. As nature’s fish finders they’re a good indicator of what’s below the surface, so they can be your best friend. But if they get too close and end up on your line, do you know what to do?
GARMIN’S NEXT-GEN ECHOMAP ULTRA 2 SERIES
GARMIN’S NEXT-GEN ECHOMAP ULTRA 2 SERIES
New garmin chartplotters offer premium sonar and mapping, wireless networking and more.
FISHING REQUIRES PATIENCE, SO DOES BEING A POLICE OFFICER
FISHING REQUIRES PATIENCE, SO DOES BEING A POLICE OFFICER
Constable tui baker says she has been fishing her whole life.
VICTRON’S SMART BMS 12/200
VICTRON’S SMART BMS 12/200
Perfect protection for lithium (lifepo4) batteries
New Toys
New Toys
When you need a jig that performs time and time again, look no further than the edge octospeed jig! Due to popularity, there’s a brand new size, as well as two new colours in the mix. Now, you can choose from pink/lumo, blue/lumo, silver/ lumo, and blue/green/silver/lumo in 290g and the all-new 190g. As the colours suggest, they have vibrant paint and foil on one side, with full-length luminous paint on the other side. These are ultra bright for when you are fishing the depth
A FIGHTING SPIRIT
A FIGHTING SPIRIT
“Are you sure you want to come out with us tomorrow, archie?
MERCURY Taka a kid fishing
MERCURY Taka a kid fishing
BASTARDS I HAVE MET
BASTARDS I HAVE MET
Asi put fingers to the keyboard to ‘pen’ my final one last cast, it has caused me to reflect on over 30 years in an industry i have been passionate about.
SHIMANO SHOW OFF YOUR CATCH
SHIMANO SHOW OFF YOUR CATCH
Winner