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.

Tying Dropper Loop Rigs
June 2021

Dropper loop rigs are extremely effective for targeting a range of species. Adam... Read More >

Choosing the Right Hook - Part 1: Slow and Metal Jigs
June 2021

So much of fishing success rests on the humble hook. Mark Kitteridge begins his ... Read More >

Trevally on lures
June 2021

Josh Darby suggests we are extraordinarily lucky in New Zealand to have an array... Read More >

Targeting Lemonfish
June 2021

Gary Kemsley provides an overview of a species few NZ anglers know how to target... Read More >

Deepwater Straylining for Snapper
June 2021

Winter and early spring feature shorter days and even shorter bite times, and so... Read More >

What to do with Boat Fuel in Winter
June 2021

For many New Zealanders, the winter months mean less time on the water. Here, ex... Read More >

How do 10% of anglers catch 90% of the fish?
May 2021

It used to be a truism that 10% of anglers caught 90% of the fish. While this is... Read More >

Tempting Yellowfin Tuna
May 2021

The last couple of seasons have seen a resurgence of tuna numbers, sending angle... Read More >

Choosing the Right Soft-Baiting Reel
May 2021

Soft-baiting can be as simple or as complicated as you want to make it, but expe... Read More >

Predicting the Wind
May 2021

Few sports are more dependent on the weather than fishing. Ethan Neville got in ... Read More >

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