Whether you are using bait or a lure, it’s the hooks that catch the fish. Despite their importance, though, most anglers give fish hooks very little thought. A blunt hook, poor hook selection, or badly-made hooks can all result in lost fish.
Category: The catch
There’s an elephant in the room: white-baiting.
Of the native freshwater fish considered endangered – īnanga, shortjaw kōkopu, giant kōkopu, kōaro, kanakana/piharau (lamprey), and tuna (longfin eel) – the first four in the list constitute ‘whitebait’, along with banded kokupu, which is not threatened.