Invasive species, both terrestrial and marine, are a fact of life in this interconnected modern world.
Perhaps the biggest mistake people make, other than buying cheap, poor quality fish hooks, is using inappropriately-sized examples.
For me, spring means early morning fishing expeditions, schooling snapper and the promise of another fishing year.
Just how much does the weather affect fishing success?
Once the exclusive preserve of those targetting larger gamefish, tagging is now being extended to New Zealand’s inshore species and everyday recreational anglers are being asked to help.
On a morning in late April when I had hoped to be chasing anchovy workups, I was unable to find any.
Once the exclusive preserve of those targetting larger gamefish, tagging is now being extended to New Zealand’s inshore species and...
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.
I’ve always been an advocate of using light tackle. Maybe it’s my background in fly-fishing and an early interest in...
The 2018 whitebait season closes at the end of November, and it is perhaps a useful marker to reflect on the status of the country’s freshwater fish resource.
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.
It’s October, the second month of spring, with longer, warmer days and more sunshine, but water takes much longer to warm up than air.