Are We Training Fish to Avoid Lures ?

Posted: September 3, 2015 in Articles

After a modest return from a recent Far North fishing trip I was left wondering how I could have done so poorly. YES, IT WAS WINTER, so I might not expect the fish to be hot on the bite, but I had spent a couple of full days plopping soft baits along an extremely fishy […]


Catching flounder in the Manukau Harbour (+ video)

Posted: June 29, 2014 in Articles | Fishing Tips

My wife loves flounder. I’m not the biggest fan, but if there’s fish to be caught, I’m in! In recent years I’ve had the added energy of an Oscar, my three and a half year old who wants everything to do with fishing, hunting crabs and now, floundering. Because I’m only ever after a handful […]


Live baiting for big fish (+ video)

Posted: June 16, 2014 in Articles | Fishing Tips

It’s not the only way to go, but it’s pretty damn effective! I must admit that the idea of live baiting in the shallows for both kingfish and snapper is not new, but it seems to have been a bit forgotten with all this stick-baiting, jigging and soft baiting we’ve been focusing on. So here […]


What Is A Stickbait?

Posted: June 2, 2014 in Articles | Fishing Tips

Well, here’s the web’s answer… “Stickbait — a hard or soft lure that is generally long and slender and designed to emulate a baitfish.” But, there’s more to it than that. Many of us have fished with poppers before and to some good effect, but the common answer is they attract kingfish, but they don’t […]


Risky Business – Handling dangerous catch from the kayak

Posted: May 21, 2014 in Articles | Fishing Tips

One thing that can be rather difficult in the confines of a kayak is handling fish with sharp teeth and dangerous spines. We have to be extremely careful with fish like barracoutta, scarpie, and the various species of shark found around the New Zealand coastline. It is quite interesting that the species most commonly considered […]


Sharpening Up for Game Fishing

Posted: May 10, 2014 in Articles | Fishing Tips

When it comes to game fishing, like a good boy scout, Kurt’s motto is ‘Be Prepared’ It’s about now, in the off season, that the keen game fisherman starts thinking about the season ahead. And if you’re anything like me you find yourself asking questions like; what’s the weather going to be like? Are we […]


Product Review: Rovex Viros Braid

Posted: April 28, 2014 in Articles | Fishing Tips

I have been taking a closer look at super braids or braided multi-filament lines recently and managed to get my hands on some Rovex Viros braid form Thompson Walker. The new Rovex range of braided lines has been released to compliment the range of Rovex rods, monofilament lines, leader & reels now available. Viros braid […]


What does a charter skipper do on his days off? Go fishing of course!

Posted: March 23, 2014 in Articles

After a fairly busy start to the year chasing down Northland Kingfish It was a relief to finally get to a diary page with a line through it.  A couple of beers and a look at the SSTs and currents with local guru Stef, saw a plan hatched for Matt and I to finally get […]


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