Fishing Hints Tips and 'How to' articles

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Thanks to NZ Fishing News magazine and a number of fishing journalists, we have been able to bring you a great range of 'How to' articles.There's a lot to learn about fishing and the more you know, the more you realise just how much you don't!

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Staying Warm in Winter
June 2022

Steve Dickinson spoke to a range of cold weather experts – fishermen, search and rescue, alpine guides and ski patrol – and shares their input on... Read More >

Early Morning Landbased Fishing
May 2022

For landbased fisherman Peter Hwang, there is no better time to fish than first light... Read More >

Soft-baiting Profiles - Which One Are You?
May 2022

With any fishing method, a lot of trial and error is usually required before consistent results are achieved. Adam Clancey looks at the stages of soft-baiting,... Read More >

Sustainable Fishing Tips
May 2022

Charter Captain Nick Jones draws on his wealth of experience and research to offer some sound advice on sustainable fishing.... Read More >

Rigging Game Lures
April 2022

Rigging game lures can be as simple or as complicated as you want to make it.... Read More >

Building a Filleting Bench
April 2022

When Grant Dixon and wife Faith moved to Mangawhai in February, they set about landscaping the property – and Grant didn’t miss his opportunity to incorporate... Read More >

Using Shellfish for Surfcasting
April 2022

Summer is a time of increased angling opportunity, suggests keen surfcaster Peter Hwang. It is the time when many fishos get experimental, especially around the presentation... Read More >

Rigging Outriggers for Gamefishing
April 2022

Many years before he was a full-time fishing guide, Tony Orton was a yachtsman. Knots, rigging and fine tuning were all part of the gig back... Read More >

Ten Tips for Saltwater Fishing
April 2022

Where there is a niggling little problem, there is usually a solution, and the wide, wonderful field of fishing is no exception. Sam Mossman is firmly... Read More >

Targeting Club, National and IGFA Fishing Records
April 2022

Getting your name in the record books isn’t as easy as simply going out and catching a big fish. There have been a fair few people... Read More >

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    Softbait Fishing - Part 1 - gear selection

    John Eichlesheim writes an article about selecting the right equipment for softbait fishing... Read More >

    Softbait fishing Pt 2 - tips and tricks

    Techniques, tips and tricks of softbait fishing – getting the most from your soft baits.... Read More >

    Surfcasting - setting yourself up

    Gary Kemsley helps sort out the necessary gear for intending surf fishers.... Read More >

    Squid - How to catch them

    Squid fishing is a rapidly growing aspect of fishing - Paul Senior shares some hints and tips to get started.... Read More >