Fishing Hints Tips and 'How to' articles

Thanks to NZ Fishing News 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! 

Want to learn how to tie a specific rig, click here. For our complete section on how to target individual species click here.

Summer beach basics
December 2019

Here we are, with the great Kiwi summer staring us in the face and the beac... Read More >

How to fish with big baits
December 2019

Snapper like plenty of meat, the bigger the offering the better. While there is ... Read More >

The importance of leader and trace when fishing
December 2019

Leaders and traces can be important in various aspects of sport fishing. The rol... Read More >

Handling calamari
December 2019

Calamari and Christmas – Rudee Lim, Jun Park and Ben Tupaea’s two fa... Read More >

Rigging skirted lures for gamefish
December 2019

There are many ways to rig lures for billfish, but after years of trials Sam Mos... Read More >

Preparing to catch game fish
December 2019

There is something magical about blue water fish hunting that inshore fishing ju... Read More >

Catching, preparing and processing marlin baits
December 2019

To Tony Orton, catching, preparing, and processing marlin baits yourself is part... Read More >

How to troll for snapper
December 2019

Trolling for snapper works on all sizes of fish. You can troll from a small tinn... Read More >

How to claim a sport fishing record
November 2019

With the start of a new tournament season and the NZ Sport Fishing Council&rsquo... Read More >

Nick Patrick shares his love of land-based fishing
November 2019

Nick Patrick loves land-based fishing and explains why in this introductory feat... Read More >

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