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 >

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23 June 2022

Shimano takes lion’s share of records and veteran Tutukaka skipper, John Going, acknowledged with Tommy Gifford Award....

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Some Kaikoura residents, including commercial fishers and members of the Kaikoura marine watchdog groups Te Korowai o Te Ti o Marokura and Kaikoura Marine Guardians, are... Read More >

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Southern Bluefin Tuna Survey
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New Zealand has a world class tuna fishery within range of recreational fishers off the eastern Bay of Plenty and Cape Runaway. Over the last 4... Read More >

Export Competition's $80,000 Prize Boat Heads to Hamilton
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Before Stuart Webb’s name was drawn as the Export NZ Fishing competition boat prize winner, his fishing had been confined to land-based and, more recently, kayak... Read More >

Be in to Win with NZ Fishing News
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Snapper Bag Increase Sought for the Sounds
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The Marlborough Recreational Fishers Association (MRFA) wants the recreational snapper bag limit of three fish raised to six and will be writing to the Minister of... Read More >

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On May 12 two fishery officers were doing boat inspections at the Halfmoon Bay ramp in East Auckland when they encountered a group of five recreational... Read More >

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