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This week's Fishing Podcast

It's all about slow pitch lures on this week's NZ Fishing Podcast! Our good mate Grant Bittle from Catch Fishing talks through all the variations, how they work, and what's made them so popular in New Zealand over the past decade. Markus Church from Shimano joins us to talk about the new Shimano Docan Sliders and Ray Burge from the Coastguard gives us part two of our Summer Safety Series - lifejackets.

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Squid cleaning tools

18 January 2019

Made from food and dishwasher safe ABS plastic, the same material hard hats are made from, the set of Squidezy tools comes in three different sizes for different-sized squid.

Ugly Stik Pink series

17 January 2019
The latest inter-core laminate is an innovative design process that surrounds the graphite shaft fibres in the outer wal...

Lewmar's new Retractable Thruster

16 January 2019
The new Lewmar Retractable Thruster’s unique ‘low pivot’ mechanism minimises internal space requiremen...

Okuma Tournament Concept 5' 3" jig rod

15 January 2019
The Okuma Tournament Concept 5’3”, 200g-350g Spin/Jig Rod has been designed as a light rod that is one of th...


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A hot addition to Black Magic’s expanding freshwater lure range is the Spinmax lure....

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Tony Orton's magic knot

January 2019

Many years ago, while fishing in Costa Rica for mahimahi and billfish, a deckhand showed me a knot. It was being used to connect 37-45kg (80- 100lb) wind-on leaders to 15kg mainline, and was strong, simple, and very easy to tie. In fact, it one of the simplest knots I have been shown.

Hayabusa review

January 2019
Many keen fishermen will be familiar with the name Hayabusa, although gear carrying this brand name has been hard to com...

Reel drag pros and cons

January 2019
New materials and techniques continue to see reels evolving, but whatever style of fishing you enjoy, experienced angler...

How to use slimy mackerel

January 2019
They might be relatively small and most often found frozen in fishing shop freezers, but Adam Clancey says catching thes...

Overcoming fishing challenges

January 2019
John Eichelsheim gets an exciting fishing opportunity and is faced by some unwanted hurdles in the process......

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