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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Winter Snapper Fishing
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Which Skipper are You?
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There is a well-known truism in boating circles: there are only two types of skipper, those that have hit rocks, and those that are going to... Read More >

Staying Trim this Summer
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Innovated and engineered in Vancouver, the Dometic Trim Tab system will enhance hull performance across all boating areas, from optimising fuel efficiency to the hole shot... Read More >

Trailer Sway and How to Avoid It
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Anchoring Tips: Part 2
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Realising you’re fouled on the bottom when you attempt to weigh anchor is not a great feeling. Thankfully, there are a few things that can help... Read More >

Anchoring Tips: Part 1
November 2022

Anchoring is a key skill for all boaters – whether you’re a fisher, an overnight adventurer, or simply like parking up in a sheltered bay to... Read More >

DIY Fish Smoker from a Filing Cabinet
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How to convert an old filing cabinet into a fish smoker.... Read More >

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How to bling up your terminal tackle rigs for Surfcasting... Read More >

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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 >


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      BOP Yakmen
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      I've never tried them before Bernacle but good to know. My mate said the lure was trashed after that one fish....

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      Interesting first popped up here back in 2015   and now 2023 and we are trreating it like something new?Kind of blows the lack of food out...

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