Category Archives: Sea Fishing

Mayor Island Hapuka Experience by DJ Moresby

The author Denis Moresby with yellowtail kingfish that was not weighed so that my mates could not catch a bigger one.

Mayor Island Hapuka Experience by DJ Moresby Tauranga Harbour, on New Zealand ‘s Central North Island East Coast has a large well used charter boat fleet: Winter fishing trips targeting Hapuka are one of the well advertised options for recreational fishermen and women. Mayor Island, directly offshore from this thriving port with its extensive More...

by Allan Burgess | Published 6 months ago
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...

Lloyd looks pleased with this big 'Ol Man snapper taken off Raglan, North Island, West Coast of New Zealand.
By Allan Burgess On Thursday, January 1st, 2015
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Snapper from Manu Bay, near Raglan, North Island of New Zealand

A few good fish dinners here. Caught on light gear in forty metres these fish put up a great fight. Part of a very impressive catch. There were also a few kahawai and gurnard for good measure! Snapper, Manu Bay   We More...

By Allan Burgess On Thursday, December 25th, 2014
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Waiheke Island – Catching a 21 Pound Snapper

Snapper 9.6kg (21.12lbs). Snapper When someone on a fishing boat says that they, ‘have a good feeling,’ it is akin to telling a golfer that, ‘the water is not in play,’ or an actor, ‘good luck,’ More...

The finished home-made lure!
By Allan Burgess On Thursday, December 4th, 2014
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Home-made Fishing Lures – Hot Melt Glue Lure

The finished lure! Homemade Lures Here is a home-made lure for you to try out and perhaps improve on. The basic concept is to make a home-made lure that is simple to build, doesn’t require the use of special More...

Members of a charter with their catch of groper aboard the 55 foot vessel F.V. Wildfire off the Canterbury Coast. Sadly this vessel is no longer operating off Canterbury.
By Allan Burgess On Sunday, May 4th, 2014
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Canterbury Bight Deep Sea Fishing – Tips, advice, on charter fishing

Canterbury Deep Sea Fishing Members of a charter with their catch of groper aboard the 55 foot vessel F.V. Wildfire off the Canterbury Coast. Sadly this vessel is no longer operating off Canterbury. What could More...