Fishing Rigs

With the knowledge on how to tie a handful of fishing knots, you can have the satisfaction of making your own saltwater fishing rigs at your leisure.

Our running sinker strayline rig can be used for straylining with bait and the dropper rig is a handy one at anchor or for drifting for a variety of inshore species including snapper, gurnard, terakihi, and blue-cod. It's also useful for a livebait when you're targeting kingfish or john dory.

Strayline
July 2020

There are many different styles and variations to stray-lining, however the common theme is that it involves using the bare minimum of weight to get your rig... Read More >

Livebait
July 2020

There are many ways to rig a live bait. The first is through the back, generally just before the dorsal. The trick is to go deep... Read More >

Dropper or Ledger Rig
July 2020

A popular rig for a wide range of fishing options that includes deep water drifting and channel fishing and is effective on most species. The rig... Read More >

Flasher Rigs
July 2020

Fasher rigs have become a mainstream method to catch fish. Flasher rigs are very versatile and will catch just about any fish species that swims in... Read More >

Latest News

US Ban Imports of NZ Fish

09 December 2022

A US court has ordered an immediate ban on importing several fish species from New Zealand’s inshore trawling and gillnet fisheries off the west coast of...

WIN with Honda Marine this Summer!
7 December 2022

Thanks to Honda Marine, we have a calendar listing of the major fishing tournaments and contests coming up over the next few months.... Read More >

Boat Show Gate Prize Worth Over $300K
6 December 2022

The Surtees/Yamaha Grand Prize package for the 2023 Hutchwilco New Zealand Boat Show will be worth over $300,000 and will be the most valuable must-be-won prize... Read More >

Commercial Fisher's Actions 'Disappointing'
5 December 2022

A Southland fishing company and its skipper have been fined a total of $52,000, along with a three-year ban from pāua fishing, for various regulations transgressions.... Read More >

Export Fishing Comp: Grand Prize Boat Announcement
3 December 2022

After the success of last season's grand prize, the $80,000 Extreme 545 Centre Console, the team at Export couldn't wait for the 2022-23 Export NZ Fishing Competition.... Read More >

NZ's Latest Fishing Reports - 01/12/22
2 December 2022

Brought to you by Mercury, check out the latest from around the country. Find a weather window, get out there and drop a line... Read More >

Legasea Benefits $60K from Bayleys Fishing Classic
2 December 2022

Bayleys Real Estate hosted its revamped Fishing Classic on October 27-28 after a 14-year hiatus.... Read More >

Kaikōura Pāua Fishery Remains Closed
1 December 2022

With summer coming up, Fisheries New Zealand is reminding everyone that the Kaikōura pāua fishery remains closed and harvesting pāua is illegal.... Read More >

Hapuku Bag Limits Reduced
29 November 2022

The daily limits on recreationally caught hāpuku (also known as groper) and bass will be lowered to a total of two per person in some areas,... Read More >

New Products - Shimano Freshwater Setup
27 November 2022

The latest freshwater products from Shimano have hit the market. Upgrade your game today!... Read More >

    Fishing Reports Visit Reports

    Rotorua Fishing Report - 01/12/22

    Making the most of the weather windows The last couple of weeks have seen our... Read More >

    Bream Bay Fishing Report - 01/12/22

    Don’t forget the harbours With the less-than-ideal sea conditions over the last fortnight, it has... Read More >

    Bay of Islands Fishing Report - 01/12/22

    Southern visitor James Lentjies – captain of the Highlanders – came into Screaming Reels the... Read More >

    Raglan Fishing Report - 01/12/22

    Spring snapper still hard on the bite With the recent onslaught of winds out west,... Read More >

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