Category Archives: Tackle Reviews

Winter fishing = Fat Kingi's

Winter fishing = Fat Kingi’s

02 July 2016

I am sitting up at the lodge in Mangawhai writing this report getting a little frustrated with the weather! The wind just keeps blowing but on the days we get a break and have been able to get out we have enjoyed some fun fishing.…

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Skinny water Kingfish - Hell yeah, what a great way to start 2016!

Skinny water Kingfish – Hell yeah, what a great way to start 2016!

13 January 2016

Well what a start to the year.  Kingifsh seem to be on the bite where ever we go! The deep pins are fishing well and we have had some good days catching and releasing over 20 fish per day.  Some of the most exciting fishing…

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Its all on folks!

Its all on folks!

10 February 2015

The fishing options have seemed endless for the last month.  The marlin season has started off as a cracker, kingfish have been biting well, hapuka on the deeper foul and snapper fishing has been very good in late January going into February at the Mokohinau…

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Spliced knot for joining leader to mainline - Topwater casting

Spliced knot for joining leader to mainline – Topwater casting

23 April 2014

I got shown a nice clean way of connecting the leader to the braid in Oman last week, its all spicing and no knots, strong as hell and very very simple to retie a new leader. The big thing is you splice a 5m length…

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TriggerX and hard biting Snappers

TriggerX and hard biting Snappers

07 November 2013

Due to a cancellation of a tournament in Mexico,  Bea and I decided to pop home to Mangawhai for 3 weeks of fishing.  The first two weeks were dedicated to chasing Kingfish further offshore at the Mokohinau Islands and then the last week fishing for…

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Kingfish action at the Mokohinau Islands - Shimano Ocea rods

Kingfish action at the Mokohinau Islands – Shimano Ocea rods

26 October 2013

Stunning day on water at the Mokohinau Islands, glassy calm and the Kingfish were on the bite big time!  Saturday was our local fishing tournament and our mission was to go out and try and catch the biggest Kingfish.  Our first spot we went 1…

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Taipan G Force

Taipan G Force

15 October 2013

Most of our fishing for Billfish is switch and tease and dredge style fishing, every now and then we run a full lure spread with hooks in.  When we do this, one of our favorite long rigger lures is the G-Force small “Taipan”.  This lure…

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Teasing Blues

Teasing Blues

27 September 2013

Just thought I would share with you two of our best Blue marlin teasers. The top lure is a prototype from G-Force that does not have a name and the other is the scalloped face “Tapu”.  Running them off the short rigger they have been…

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