Hints & Tips

  • Hints and Tips

Kiwi fisho's are unquestionably some of the more inventive people on the planet. If there's a better, faster, smarter way of doing it with some string, wire, tape and a few bits from under the house, then it's been done.

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DIY Smoker
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Surfcasting - terminal tackle rigs

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Bait - Long life pillies for camping trips
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When hours away from civilisation and electricity keeping bait from rotting and falling apart can be a problem. I buy fresh pilchards (frozen works as well... Read More >

Better catch rates at the right times
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Keep in contact with dairy farmers around the area you plan to fish. Keep an eye on the dairy cows feed times before you go fishing,... Read More >

Extra secure knots
April 2011

There has been some debate about this in various internet forums, but I have decided that for that extra bit of confidence, this suggestion has some... Read More >

Tackle care - preventing rust
February 2011

This may have been discussed before, but it still surprises me that most people I talk to seem to accept their tackle rusting away as unavoidable... Read More >

Save your trailer light plug and cable
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After parking the trailer outside in our car park area and having people run over light cable severing it and breaking points several times, I came... Read More >

Winch handle repair using shrinkwrap
February 2010

If your winch handles are getting a bit scruffy and perished here is an easy way to repair them. Obtain some heavy duty heat shrink tubing... Read More >

Fishing rod eyes with ceramic inserts
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There is nothing more annoying than when you find your rod has suffered a bit of a knock which has caused the ceramic insert to dislodge... Read More >

Bait - mussels for sufcasting
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When using mussels for bait shuck them at home and tie them up with cotton into little mini sausages. Put them in a ice cream container... Read More >


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