Tying Simple Fishing Rigs

Being able to tie a simple dropper rig like this one is an important fishing skill.

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 rig is an important skill for any angler to learn. Just follow a few easy steps and with a bit of practice you’ll be proficient in More...

by Allan Burgess | Published 6 months ago
The author Denis Moresby with yellowtail kingfish that was not weighed so that my mates could not catch a bigger one.
By Allan Burgess On Wednesday, March 11th, 2015

Mayor Island Hapuka Experience by DJ Moresby

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 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

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

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

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...