One lucky NZ Fishing News subscriber is going to be the proud owner of the Shimano ‘Set for Life’ inshore angling package which has an emphasis on lure fishing.
All new and current subscribers as at June 30 will be in the draw for the four rod/reel combo set.
Included in the package are the Stradic 4000XGFB reel/Catana Nano Spin rod; Curado 200HG reel/Energy Concept inshore jig rod; Thunnus TU8000F CI4 Spin reel/Carbolite3 SW 10-15kg spin rod; and an Ultegra C3000FB HG spin reel/Backbone Elite Slow-Pitch rod.
All the combos are loaded with either top-quality Sufix 832 braid or Sufix Super 21 Clear mono, depending on their designated role. Also included in the package is a Shimano tackle bag including a selection of Shimano Colt Sniper Fall and Engetsu Slide lures.
To store the gear in a tidy and secure way is a hand-crafted, customised Straight Up four-rod rack.
This Set for Life prize has most inshore fishing options covered from straylining natural baits through to soft-baiting, slow-pitch and inchiku jig fishing.
Lure fishing with lighter tackle has become extremely popular in recent years, with the tackle development reflecting this. Shimano NZ has been to the forefront in encouraging this style of recreational fishing, with some of the tackle being specific to our angling opportunities – by Kiwi anglers for Kiwi anglers. If I had to pick a favourite from the four combos, it would be the soft-baiting Shimano Stradic 4000XGFB reel on the Catana Nano spin rod.
We do a fair bit of our soft-bait fishing in deeper water that requires a rod that can not only cast a one-ounce jighead comfortably, but must have plenty of lift in the blank. I have two soft-baiting combos that include the new Stradics – a 3000 and a 4000 model. Both have been given a fair thrashing over the last 12 months on good snapper and kingfish to 16kgs. This model has many of the features founded in Shimano’s higher spec’d reels and both have performed faultlessly for both myself and friends who have used them.
To purchase a subscription, go to www.nzfishingnews.co.nz or see us at stand 177 at the Hutchwilco Boat Show.
14 May 2018