SQUIDWINGS

The Squidwing is a hybrid slow jig, casting and trolling lure that is lethal on large Snapper and kingfish.

FREESTYLE KABURA

Find out why the Catch Fishing Freestyle Kabura is an absolute MUST HAVE in your tackle box

MICROJIGS

Microjigging is a popular way to fish. Our range has been designed specifically for New Zealand waters.

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1 day ago

Catch Fishing

To celebrate the successful launch of the L'll Squidwings, we're giving you a chance to win one of six of these lures!
To enter:
1. Like the Catch Fishing page.
2. Name one of the colours of these lures.
3. Tag a mate who needs one of these in their tackle box.

Seriously, this could be the hottest product Catch Fishing launches this year! The new L'll Squidwings combines the consistent productivity of the famous Catch Kabura with the 'big fish' targeting magic of the ​Catch Squidwings. Perfect as a shallow-water micro-jig or a deep-water bomb, the L'll Squidwings has set fishing forums on fire with its devastating effectiveness on snapper, kingfish, blue-cod, gurnard, trevally and more.
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To celebrate the successful launch of the Lll Squidwings, were giving you a chance to win one of six of these lures! 
To enter: 
1. Like the Catch Fishing page.
2. Name one of the colours of these lures.
3. Tag a mate who needs one of these in their tackle box.

Seriously, this could be the hottest product Catch Fishing launches this year! The new Lll Squidwings combines the consistent productivity of the famous Catch Kabura with the big fish targeting magic of the ​Catch Squidwings. Perfect as a shallow-water micro-jig or a deep-water bomb, the Lll Squidwings has set fishing forums on fire with its devastating effectiveness on snapper, kingfish, blue-cod, gurnard, trevally and more.

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Love to try Orange Assassin and Green Reaper...please and thankyou and MaramaGibbons needs some too

I don't know the names of the L'll Squidwings, I like the green reaper on the original. All the L'll ones look good, can't decide Barbara Brom Victor Tangihaere Cambell Mcintosh

shady lady

White

Red

It doesn't matter what colour they are as fish are colour blind you see. They have a condition called Onlyseeshinyluresittitis.. this causes them to only see sparkly colours in low light, meaning anything glittery will be snatched up in a heart beat. I have no idea what I'm talking about I like the green one.

Might have to come visit this shop Queens Birthday weekend and get myself some Shady Lady, Red Ripper and Orange Assassin Lil' Squid wings with my White Warrior, Ray Butler.

The white warrior is definitely the one for me. Definitely stands out and would look so awesome in the water and I sure the fish would think so as well Vanessa Brom Jenna Brom

Snatched up a "Shady Lady" the other day, works wonders on big snaps! Tyler Godfrey you need one of these in your tackle box!

Think the white warrior will be the go for you Aaron Farley, Eddie Gibbon likes a shady lady.. i'll stick to Orange assassin.😁

Gerry Gregg you need to win one of these to put in your new flash tackle bag. Orange assassin since you had such good luck with the Orange sliders!

James Malligan maybe with the one on these shady lady, we can finally catch the big fish, it's exactly what we need in our tackle box

I managed to pick up a squidwing from The Big Fish. Cannot wait to try it out. I would love to get an Orange Assassin for my husband!

Hayden Morgan shady lady my bro suss us another kapiti trip my bro, shady haydy

These are those jigs shady lady your mate told us to buy at the boat show bro Dan Clayton

Richard Pearce you can be the White Warrior cause I'm the Orange Assassin!

Picked up a "Shady Lady" colour lure at the boat show... can't wait to test it out! Blair Drinkwater

Shady lady Matt Price there's are mint on the snapper mate

What you reckon Dean Anderson, shady lady or white warrior would do!

shady lady going to catch gand dady snapper yeah ha James Black

Shady lady Nicole Williamson you can get your own set :) then we should buy that rod combo

James Deacon I reckon the red ripper would help you feed everyone helping you move this weekend!

White Warrior. Dane Fahey How's your fishing? caught anything yet? maybe these might help.

Cristian Benitez quizas q con uno de estos los sacabamos. que no nos vuelva a pasar!!

Tess An Steve Hawkes I think Steve should need the orange assassin in his tackle box, I could do with one aswell.

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4 days ago

Catch Fishing

Lll' Squidwings sets a hot pace one month since its launch.
It's a lot of fun developing new lures and even more so when your latest, the Lll' Squidwings, is such an instant success. We thought, let's combine the consistent productivity of the famous Catch Kabura with the 'big fish' targeting magic of the Catch Squidwings and see what we get? Well, the results have been outstanding!
These 28gm lures are available in Red Ripper, Shady Lady, White Warrior and Orange Assassin.
Come see it for yourself on the Catch Fishing stand at the Hutchwilco Boat Show.
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Bought some of these fellas at the show but never asked what is the best knot to use. Also seems one of the lures has a very narrow "tube" and I am unsure if the metal part will move all the way down to the skirt. Could 1 of the team please advise.

What the song to this video??

Mean

5 days ago

Catch Fishing

Hey guys come down to the Hutchwilco New Zealand Boat Show 2017 and put your fishing skills to the test on our fish simulator🎣🐳 hall 2. Come say hi and talk to the team from Smart Marine and Catch Fishing and grab a bargain or two while you're here 🎣 ... See MoreSee Less

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Omg Chrissy Merriman u will be soooo awesome at that!! Make sure Kane videos u!! 😜😜😜

Chrissy this is going to be you tomorrow 😂😂 have fun haha

Was fun to watch people asking were they can get one to keep the fishing withdraws away lol

Need to bought that stuff.... awsome

Shaun Masters charlotte would love this

Mark Dingle male sure you try this 😂

Michelle Wood Jett That's us Sunday 😝

Cool

Thats my boy...thanks to the team on the Catch stand Daniel had a awesome time...and it was great to watch. We have the video of the end of this fight..the smile is priceless

Johan Meyer

JJ Atkin Samantha Blair Debbie Judd Blair Judd wicked game this

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5 days ago

Catch Fishing

GT Fishing Report – 20 May 2017

Snapper fishing is changing with the season, and there are two main options available for those looking for a feed of fresh fish.
At the height of summer the choices are pretty straightforward – do you fish in the harbour in Whangarei, Auckland or Tauranga; or do you burn a little more gas and head for the channels where the tide rips through and you always catch fish?
Now, as waters start to cool and fish move out to the warmer depths the choices vary a little. One option is to stick around the rocky shallows and fish unweighted baits on light line. This works through summer also, but takes a little more investment of effort than that involved in dropping ledger rigs in the channel. But it works right through the winter, so is a good skill to develop. It is similar to the approach of the soft bait aficionados. In summer they do well working the channels like the bait fishermen, and in winter they also do well throwing lures into the white water and the wash around the rocky edges.
The other option at the moment is to head out into deep water, when weather conditions allow, and fish where the action with birds and dolphins can be found, or fish where bottom contours change.
But straylining in the shallows is always a good option. It works all around our coasts wherever current is flowing past a rocky point or reef. Keep away from sheltered bays, for current is the key. Positioning the boat is critical, and it changes with the tides. Some spots only fish on certain tides, and going out with somebody experienced in this style of fishing is a good start to learning the ropes. Berley is the other essential, and this is where the boat position is so important. You want your berley flowing in to a jumble of rocks, guts and weed beds; not straight out to sea.
Then the style of fishing is different from summer bottom dunking, which involves just sitting and waiting and in fact often works best with the rod in a rod holder.
Straylining is active fishing. Unless targeting big snapper at places like the top end of the Coromandel Peninsula or around Great Barrier Island, you don’t need a trace. The small baits used work better without the weight of a heavy trace and sinker. They should float in the current and with a hook tied to the end of the 6kg or 10 kg main line it works fine. The increased number of bites more than makes up for the odd lost fish.
Sometimes a small ball sinker is needed to get the bait down in strong currents.
Baits are cast away from the boat in a semi-circle to cover the water, and bait-feeder type spin reels are ideal. Baits are simply chunks of pilchard or cubes of fish or squid, and because the snapper are often not actively feeding in the cold water they will pick at the bait rather than smash it. So keeping in touch with the line is important, and moving the bait occasionally to keep it out of the weed also helps. Let the fish nibble on the bait then when the weight of the fish can be felt strike quickly and hard, winding while lifting the rod. It is a technique that can take time to master, but is all about feeling the line which is held over a finger to detect the smallest touch.
It often surprises people just how big a fish results from soft nibbles which appear to be only small ones.
A continuous flow of berley is important, and two berleys can be deployed to get things started. In fact you will often spend much more on berley than on bait when straylining. If bites stop, it is usually because the berley has run out, or the tide has turned. As well as berley handfuls of chopped pilchards can be thrown out in a semi-circle off the back of the boat. This ground-bait gets fish feeding and should be applied regularly.

This approach has been producing well along the eastern shoreline of Rangitoto Island, on the seaward side of Kawau and Tiritiri Matangi Islands. So is casting green or brown soft baits on light jig heads in the same areas.
At Little Barrier Island fishing on the sand in 10-15 metres along the edge of kelp beds in the first hour after the tide turns is working well, with plenty of snapper in the 35cm range but not a lot of big fish.

Fresh water
Fly fishing is finally picking up at small stream mouths on the Rotorua and Taupo lakes and trout have started running up streams to spawn. Harling in the evenings is also worth trying as the bulk of the fish are still feeding actively, putting on condition before spawning. A short lead-core line also works well from now until the end of the season. This can be three to five colours of lead with a long trace and a lure like a spotted gold or traffic light Tassy devil, and will catch fish throughout the day.

Bite times
Bite times are 7.10am and 7.35pm today, and tomorrow at 8am and 8.25pm.

Tip of the week
Some lucky punters attending the Hutchwilco Boat Show at the ASB Showgrounds this weekend will take home some serious prizes. The main gate prize is a $150,000 boat package which includes a 7m Surtees runabout rigged for fishing, and powered by twin Yamaha engines. Adventure travel experts travel&co are also giving away a diving trip to Fiji and a fishing trip to Niue. There are also regular talks by fishing experts, and the biggest display of boats and boating and fishing equipment in the country. The boat show has been running for 62 consecutive years, and is expected to attract over 30,000 people.
More fishing action can be found at www.GTTackle.co.nz.

Photo: supplied.
Somebody will win this boat package when the Hutchwilco Boat Show finishes tomorrow night.
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GT Fishing Report – 20 May 2017

Snapper fishing is changing with the season, and there are two main options available for those looking for a feed of fresh fish.
At the height of summer the choices are pretty straightforward – do you fish in the harbour in Whangarei, Auckland or Tauranga; or do you burn a little more gas and head for the channels where the tide rips through and you always catch fish?
Now, as waters start to cool and fish move out to the warmer depths the choices vary a little. One option is to stick around the rocky shallows and fish unweighted baits on light line. This works through summer also, but takes a little more investment of effort than that involved in dropping ledger rigs in the channel. But it works right through the winter, so is a good skill to develop. It is similar to the approach of the soft bait aficionados. In summer they do well working the channels like the bait fishermen, and in winter they also do well throwing lures into the white water and the wash around the rocky edges.
The other option at the moment is to head out into deep water, when weather conditions allow, and fish where the action with birds and dolphins can be found, or fish where bottom contours change.
But straylining in the shallows is always a good option. It works all around our coasts wherever current is flowing past a rocky point or reef. Keep away from sheltered bays, for current is the key. Positioning the boat is critical, and it changes with the tides. Some spots only fish on certain tides, and going out with somebody experienced in this style of fishing is a good start to learning the ropes. Berley is the other essential, and this is where the boat position is so important. You want your berley flowing in to a jumble of rocks, guts and weed beds; not straight out to sea.
Then the style of fishing is different from summer bottom dunking, which involves just sitting and waiting and in fact often works best with the rod in a rod holder.
Straylining is active fishing. Unless targeting big snapper at places like the top end of the Coromandel Peninsula or around Great Barrier Island, you don’t need a trace. The small baits used work better without the weight of a heavy trace and sinker. They should float in the current and with a hook tied to the end of the 6kg or 10 kg main line it works fine. The increased number of bites more than makes up for the odd lost fish.
Sometimes a small ball sinker is needed to get the bait down in strong currents.
Baits are cast away from the boat in a semi-circle to cover the water, and bait-feeder type spin reels are ideal. Baits are simply chunks of pilchard or cubes of fish or squid, and because the snapper are often not actively feeding in the cold water they will pick at the bait rather than smash it.  So keeping in touch with the line is important, and moving the bait occasionally to keep it out of the weed also helps. Let the fish nibble on the bait then when the weight of the fish can be felt strike quickly and hard, winding while lifting the rod. It is a technique that can take time to master, but is all about feeling the line which is held over a finger to detect the smallest touch.
It often surprises people just how big a fish results from soft nibbles which appear to be only small ones.
A continuous flow of berley is important, and two berleys can be deployed to get things started. In fact you will often spend much more on berley than on bait when straylining. If bites stop, it is usually because the berley has run out, or the tide has turned. As well as berley handfuls of chopped pilchards can be thrown out in a semi-circle off the back of the boat. This ground-bait gets fish feeding and should be applied regularly.

This approach has been producing well along the eastern shoreline of Rangitoto Island, on the seaward side of Kawau and Tiritiri Matangi Islands. So is casting green or brown soft baits on light jig heads in the same areas.
At Little Barrier Island fishing on the sand in 10-15 metres along the edge of kelp beds in the first hour after the tide turns is working well, with plenty of snapper in the 35cm range but not a lot of big fish. 

Fresh water
Fly fishing is finally picking up at small stream mouths on the Rotorua and Taupo lakes and trout have started running up streams to spawn. Harling in the evenings is also worth trying as the bulk of the fish are still feeding actively, putting on condition before spawning. A short lead-core line also works well from now until the end of the season. This can be three to five colours of lead with a long trace and a lure like a spotted gold or traffic light Tassy devil, and will catch fish throughout the day.

Bite times
Bite times are 7.10am and 7.35pm today, and tomorrow at 8am and 8.25pm. 

Tip of the week 
Some lucky punters attending the Hutchwilco Boat Show at the ASB Showgrounds this weekend will take home some serious prizes. The main gate prize is a $150,000 boat package which includes a 7m Surtees runabout rigged for fishing, and powered by twin Yamaha engines. Adventure travel experts travel&co are also giving away a diving trip to Fiji and a fishing trip to Niue. There are also regular talks by fishing experts, and the biggest display of boats and boating and fishing equipment in the country. The boat show has been running for 62 consecutive years, and is expected to attract over 30,000 people.
More fishing action can be found at www.GTTackle.co.nz.  

Photo: supplied. 
Somebody will win this boat package when the Hutchwilco Boat Show finishes tomorrow night.

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Pity there wasn't as much fishing info on the west coast (Raglan) It's as if we don't exist over here.🤔

Mark Shaw a little bit of reading for you,,,,, interesting

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Vicky Dudley 😏

Lourens Du Preez

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5 days ago

Catch Fishing

Come and try out the Catch Fishing fishing simulator on Stand 257 Hutchwilco New Zealand Boat Show 2017. Catch Fishing are running free seminars every hour and you check out our latest and greatest lures, rods and reels from Smart Marine at great prices. ... See MoreSee Less

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Christian Buico i think we need this during winter fishing break?

Good action there

Marc Irvine try this out tomorrow

Jason Kemp Re-loaded pump pump... more drag! 😁

Mike Swift short pumps

Kelle-Ann Patrice

Josh Duane

Bronson Dunne bit more intense than our fishing game 😂😂

Angel Prujean-Tomlinson 😂😂😂 ithink it's time to catch the catfish and shark 😂😂😂😂

you prob don't remember C'oNe Cenarius Tupou but on the charter this how you were fishing uso. #SnapperDemBacks

Scott Thomson ya might want one of these for the bedroom 😂😂😂

Was cool to watch on site would make a good pub game Steven van Schoor

Thank god I didn't buy a boat ..I can fish at home..jho.carz..

John Taurua you should get one of these - closest you'll get to pulling in a big one 😜🐟🖕

hope they disinfect the rod after he's finished rooting it

Te Oikau Edwards this is what people that tag marlin need

Awesome bro 👍

Need one of these in your bar Justin

Haha I'm in the back ground

Should be sitting down. Just like in the yak

Rod get this to practice uce hahha

Ben Hibbert you might actually catch something

Luke Mcmeekin I want you to go try!!!

We were there when the rod exploded under the reel - went very quiet

Sam Collins we need this bro 😂

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6 days ago

Catch Fishing

Come say Hi, Site #155 with GT Tackle and Site #257 with Smart Marine. See you there! ... See MoreSee Less

Come say Hi, Site #155 with GT Tackle and Site #257 with Smart Marine. See you there!

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IMO anything about is fantastic

7 days ago

Catch Fishing

WTF 17 May 2017
WTF - 17 May 2017

Skipjack tuna are still around! Troll for them with little lures or use micro jigs.
There's some really good snapper from 40-47 metres, although they are spread out. You can find little work ups here and there. This is the time to use kaburas or micro jigs. Drop the kaburas to the sea floor, then move the lure slowly one or two winds up. The fish are down low so keep the lure in this area. Work micro jigs in the last five to six metres to the sea floor. Using a lighter leader, 10-20lb, gives a better lure action for more hook ups. Vary your technique to get onto some good snapper.
Kahawai seem to have moved from the Whangaparoa Peninsula east to Waiheke. There's all sizes and they're so much fun on light gear!
If you're heading to the Hutchwilco Boat Show New Zealand some and see the latest Catch Fishing gear and learn 'how to' at our seminars. Find us at Site #155 with Outdoors With Geoff GT Tackle and Site #257 with Smart Marine.

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Rob Scheirlinckstill skippies down south

Danyel Griffin this is the gulf.

Brad Murphy

7 days ago

Catch Fishing

The Hutchwilco Boat Show New Zealand kicks off tomorrow! Come see us and say Hi, share your fishing stories, check out our gear including the Lil' Squidwings, and learn how to use the gear in our 'how to' seminars. See you there!

Hutchwilco New Zealand Boat Show 2017May 18, 10:00amASB Showgrounds, GreenlaneCome find us at the Boat Show again this year. Have a chat to our fishing pro's about our range of @[584200391640761:274:Catch Fishing] products and stock up on your favourite fishing gear.
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John AndLavina Richie Wright

Mark Cooke