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Best Kahawai Fishing Lure – Sprat shaped lures might be the best

Malcolm Bell from The Complete Angler about to release a kahawai caught at the Waimakariri River mouth.

Malcolm Bell from The Complete Angler removes a lure from a Waimakariri River-mouth kahawai. This silver lure is an excellent sprat imitation. Consider that Malcolm owns a huge fishing tackle store. He could have selected any lure he wanted; but chose this one! Could this be the best all-round kahawai fishing lure? Best Kahawai Fishing Lure Which is More...

by Allan Burgess | Published 1 year ago
Rapala CD Magnum 2 tuna lure (image).
By Allan Burgess On Sunday, December 21st, 2014
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Rapala CountDown Magnum

Rapala CountDown Magnum Rapala CD Magnum: Top 18cm Dorado, 14cm Blue Mackerel and 9cm Red Head. It is the premier bibbed lure of this type that others seek to imitate. It is built super strongly and designed to More...

Rapala Saltwater Silver
By Allan Burgess On Sunday, December 21st, 2014
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Rapala Saltwater Silver – Bibbed & Jointed Casting and Trolling Lures

Rapala Saltwater Silver – click image to enlarge. Rapala Saltwater Silver According to Rapala the “Silver is best fished when ballyhoo (a slender piper type of baitfish) or needle fish (similar but larger More...

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By Allan Burgess On Saturday, December 20th, 2014
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How to fish with soft plastic fishing lures in New Zealand – by Kilwell’s Graham Andrews

A small selection of Soft Plastics. Soft Plastics Although I have yet to take a tarakihi on one, soft plastic baits will take all of the other species and many, many more. It has always amazed me that soft plastic More...

he original Elliot's Mackerel Mauler came in two sizes 13cm (5") and 18cm (7"). It had strong cadmium plated treble hooks which have been replaced with stainless steel doubles on the original Elliot's version shown here. Note the extra large eye regarded by many anglers as improving the lure's effectiveness considerably!
By Allan Burgess On Monday, December 15th, 2014
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Elliot’s Original Bibless Mighty Mackerel Mauler and the Halco Max

The original Elliot’s Mackerel Mauler came in two sizes 13cm (5″) and 18cm (7″). It had strong cadmium plated treble hooks which have been replaced with stainless steel doubles on the original More...

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By Allan Burgess On Monday, December 15th, 2014
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Rigging Albacore Trolling Lures – Muppets, Hex Heads, Hook Selection

Albacore Trolling Lures for Albacore Tuna Rick Vader Zwet of Christchurch with a fine looking 7kg tuna taken off Kaikoura on a lure. The exact species of tuna we are unsure about. It maybe a slender or even a Bluefin? More...