Catching snapper on plastics

Theres plenty of good snapper being caught at the moment and all good sizes ranging between3 to 5 kg! The best bait is fresh squid so its a good idea to start early and try and catch some fresh squid using a squid jig. They are also keen on the plastics at the moment which is always fun. I’ve added a video of a recent trip where i caught 3 good snapper on my first three cast using some...

Fishing in New Zealand

In the next few weeks I’m going to post a few vids of some fishing I did in New Zealand. I was fishing the North Island at various places, all of which had spectacular scenery. The first place I fished was the Coromandel Peninsular which is about 2 hours South of Auckland. This is a kayak fishing heaven with heaps of different places to fish facing ever direction imaginable so you can get out of the wind no matter which way it comes from. Watch and enjoy the scenery and some light tack...

Cooking your freshly caught squid on the kayak

With winter well and truly upon us i thought it was time to post a quirky squiding segment. There’s been plenty of squid around and they are really easy to catch and great to eat. Watch this clip and see just how easy it is. There’s a on board cooking segment as well at the end. This clip is a good one for the kids to watch as well with a few magic tricks. It does go for a while though so sit  back and...

How to catch tailor using lures

The trick is to try and match the lure to the size of the bait thats in the water. With plenty of Tailor still around I thought I’d post another “how to catch” YouTube clip. I’ve been catching a lot in close to the rocks where the wash comes out and also along the back of the beach breakers. Your catch won’t be limited to tailor fishing this way and you’ll catch any fish that feeds on small bait fish. Hope you enjoy the...

How to catch salmon

With the water starting to cool slightly, it’s time to start targeting those fun little Australian Salmon. These fish swim in large schools and can be found in close to short around bombies and right up close along the rock platforms and along the beaches. They readily take small chrome slug lures, squidgies, bibbed lures and heaps of different baits like: worms, pilchards, squid just to name a few. You need to try and match what they’re most likely to be feeding on. i.e. if your fishing from the beach you can catch them on bait like worms small bait fish like pilchards etc. When I’m fishing from my kayak I like to use small chrome slugs like the spanyid range. If you see small white bait jumping out of the water try and use a lure that is the same size as the fish you see in the area as chances are they’ll be feeding on that sized fish. I’ve added a short video to show how easy it is to catch them from your kayak using lures. It can be a real spectacle watching several salmon chasing your lure right up to your kayak. These little speedsters can put on a great performance to jumping out several times as they try to shake the lure out. Try and keep the pressure on as they jump as this is when they often get...