Category Archives: Baits

Berley, or Chum – Using Berley to Catch More Fish – Video

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How to use berley to increase your catch rate Video Title: Berley Basics with Allan Burgess. Description: You will catch more sea fish if you attract them to your fishing spot with berley, or chum. It is more effective if the minced fish waste is mixed with water first and then tossed across the surface. Exclusive Fishingmag.co.nz only video. A couple More...

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By Allan Burgess On Saturday, January 9th, 2016
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Mussels Make the Best Bait – Easy to find at low tide

Mussels Make the Best Bait by Barrie Clark Mussels can be found quite easily at low tide. They make excellent bait for many different fish. Moki in particular will readily take mussel baits. Smaller sections of More...

Elephant fish baits feat
By Allan Burgess On Monday, May 25th, 2015
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Surfcasting Baits – Using different baits to target different species

Elephant fish taken at Birdlings flat by Ian Robertson on crab or crayfish bait. This is the best bait for rig and elephant fish and makes a big difference when it comes to catching these species. Surfcasting Baits Using More...

The casting net about half way to fully open.
By Allan Burgess On Monday, December 1st, 2014
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Casting Nets are a great way of quickly catching baitfish like mullet and piper

It is important to make sure there are no tangles in the net before you fold it for casting. Casting Nets Once you have seen a casting net being used to land mullet, or garfish to be used as bait, you will probably More...

Yellow-eyed mullet shoal by size. Smaller fish like this one just 60mm in length can be found in huge shoals over the summer around river mouths and along the coast.
By Allan Burgess On Monday, December 1st, 2014
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Yellow-eyed Mullet – Aldrichetta forsteri – found in harbours, estuaries, tidal rivers

A smallish yellow-eyed mullet caught in the Waimakariri River. They seem to school by size. Sometimes you can catch quite a few big ones at the same time. They will readily take small flies as well as baited hooks. Yellow-eyed More...

swimming crab
By Allan Burgess On Monday, December 1st, 2014
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Swimming Crab – Ovalipes catharus – paddle crabs are top bait for rig and moki

This swimmng crab was accidently hooked while surfcasting at Birdlings Flat, Canterbury, New Zealand. Swimming crab – Ovalipes catharus –¬†often called Paddle Crab, also Papaka Often called paddle crabs. More...

Tua tua make good size fish baits. Photo courtesy of DJ Moresby.
By Allan Burgess On Monday, December 1st, 2014
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Tuatua Shellfish Baits – Salted and Fresh make excellent fish bait for many species

Tuatua make good size fish baits. Photo courtesy of DJ Moresby. Tuatua Tuatua and Southern Tuatua (which is slightly bigger in size) are closely related to the pipi (found mostly in harbours) and the Toheroa (found More...

How to Catch Yabbies, or Ghost Shrimp, with a Bait Pump Video featured image
By Allan Burgess On Wednesday, November 19th, 2014
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How to Catch Yabbies, or Ghost Shrimp, with a Bait Pump – Exclusive Fishingmag Only Video

Yabbies are Top Mullet Bait – Video Video Title: How to Catch Yabbies with a Bait Pump. Video Description: Live yabbies make great bait for mullet, flounder, kahawai and other species. To catch More...