Category Archives: Rigs

Rigs – also known as terminal tackle. This is the gear at the end of the line including sinker, flashers, hooks, trace, and droppers. How to make your own. Fishing Rigs NZ. Every angler needs to learn how to tie their own terminal rigs. Making your own not only saves money, but it also means you can tailor your rig to suit the exact target species and fishing conditions. For example, if your hooks are too big for the target species in your area you will catch very few fish as a result. You can often catch a big fish on a small hook but you will seldom catch a smaller fish on a large hook. In fact, you will mostly find that in the latter case the small fish will gratefully take your bait all day without ever becoming hooked themselves! 

Dunedin Wharves Salmon Fishing Rig – Otago – When, Where, How?

Lowering a drop net. Otago harbour salmon fishing.

Dunedin Wharves Salmon Fishing Rig by Chris Dore Lowering a drop net. Otago harbour salmon fishing. Position the net under the fish and lift up to the wharf by the rope. A salmon being lifted up to the wharf in Otago Harbour. If you tried to lift it with your rod it would likely be a disaster. The hook could pull out, your line could break, or your More...

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Puka Flash Sabikis
By Allan Burgess On Wednesday, January 15th, 2020
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Sabikis, Flashers & Flies – Fishing Around Wellington and Stewart Island

Sabikis, Flashers & Flies by Chris Wong Puka Flash. Sabiki, flashers, flies, call them anything you want so long as you call them deadly. Sabikis were designed for the species of baitfish that were once in More...

Yoke Rig. Use this surfcasting rig when casting as far a possible is your main aim. On a shallow sandy beach sometimes you might have to wade out 100m and then cast another 200m to reach a distant hole or gutter.
By Allan Burgess On Wednesday, February 27th, 2019
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Pulley or Yoke Rig for Long Distance Casting on Shallow Beaches

Pulley or Yoke Rig (Clipped Down) Video Description: Yoke Rig. Use this surfcasting rig when casting as far a possible is your main aim. On a shallow sandy beach sometimes you might have to wade out 100m and then More...

Keep pre-tied groper rigs in zip-lock plastic bags.
By Allan Burgess On Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018
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High Performance Deepwater Groper Rig

The author with a Fiordland groper taken on the rig described in this article. High-Performance Deepwater Groper Rig by Allan Burgess Here is a ‘high performance’ groper rig for those who want More...

Being able to tie a simple dropper rig like this one is an important fishing skill.
By Allan Burgess On Sunday, May 17th, 2015
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Tying Simple Fishing Rigs

The job of tying droppers is made easier if you clamp an upturned screwdriver in a bench top vice. How to tie fishing rigs Tying droppers in monofilament fishing line to form a sprat, surfcasting, or boat fishing More...

With the aid of a D lead and about 1.2m of monofilament you can fish a fly on spinning gear.
By Allan Burgess On Saturday, April 4th, 2015
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Fishing Flies on Spinning Gear using a D lead Rig Can be very Effective

Fishing Flies on Spinning Gear How to Fish the Fly and D lead rig on spinning gear With the aid of a D lead and about 1.2m of monofilament, you can fish a fly on spinning gear. You can save a lot of fishing time More...

Two hook sea-run trout rig instructions.
By Allan Burgess On Friday, March 13th, 2015
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Two Hook Rigs for Sea-run Trout, Salmon and Kahawai

Home » Rigs I use these cardboard cores and wrap 4 rigs (minus the leads) around each holding them in place with rubber bands. Then I place them in a small zip-lock plastic bags. This allows me to carry a dozen More...

It isn’t unusual in productive fishing areas to catch a fish on every hook. Here the angler has taken a big blue cod on the bottom jig, plus two more cod (one of which may be foul hooked), and a trumpeter on the top hook, while fishing in Foveaux Strait, off Stewart Island.
By Allan Burgess On Thursday, March 12th, 2015
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Flasher Rigs or Sabiki Rigs – Three main advantages over bait

Flasher Rigs and Sabiki Rigs – Terminal Tackle With Allan Burgess In most situations, flasher rigs will totally out fish bait! When targeting most New Zealand sea fish I have found flashers rigs, also called More...