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.

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 >

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 >

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 >

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Veratron VMH Gauges

28 October 2021

Veratron VMH 35 can distribute sensor data inputs (such as fuel, trim and tachometer) to other devices such as chartplotters and MFDs, eliminating the need for...

Vetus Bow Pro Thrusters
26 October 2021

Vetus’ new double thruster control panel features a powerful multi-axis twist joystick that allows owners, with just a twist of their wrist, to move their vessel... Read More >

Edge Puka Rigs
23 October 2021

Edge Fishing have introduced a range of deep drop rigs... Read More >

A New Era in Aluminum Motor Yachts is Nearly Here!
22 October 2021

The Legacy 70 will have 3800 horsepower to call upon, giving it a huge range to explore the Pacific. Why fly when you can cruise there?!... Read More >

GILL Coastal Trousers
21 October 2021

Gill’s exclusive Xpel fabric technology offers high levels of water repellency, stain resistance, stain release and odour resistance, making it ideal for fishing... Read More >

Rare Bonito Caught in Bay of Islands
20 October 2021

Bonito are easily identified from their more common relative the skipjack tuna by the elongated jaw and more defined stripes running the length of their body... Read More >

Government Shuns World Rivers Day
18 October 2021

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Jarryd Craven 'Angler of the Year'
13 October 2021

The NZSFC’s Old Man and the Sea and Fisherman of the Year awards recipient Jarryd Craven with his blue marlin, one of several winning fish to... Read More >

Wairau River Threat Defeated
11 October 2021

Trout fishers are pleased a hydro-electricity scheme resource application consent for Marlborough’s Wairau River has not been renewed by TrustPower... Read More >

    Fishing Reports Visit Reports

    Bream Bay Fishing Report - October 21st, 2021

    Red hot fishing off Ruakaka If there is one piece of advice I can offer... Read More >

    Canterbury Fishing Report - October 21st, 2021

    Canterbury Report - Planning tricky, but the results worth it We are really experiencing spring weather... Read More >

    Hauraki Gulf Fishing Report - October 21st, 2021

    The Espresso Report  - Gulf starting to fire up Never a dull moment in the local... Read More >

    Tauranga Fishing Report - October 21st, 2021

    Mixed bag, but great to be back on the water Great to be back on... Read More >

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