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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2 days ago

Catch Fishing

Baby Boss, 25lb Granddaddy Snapper, that was released to fight another day, courtesy of Jason Kemp Re-loaded . Check out those chompers! Like Catch Fishing and tag a mate to go in the draw to WIN one of 6 Catch Baby Boss 20g zinc lures. ... See MoreSee Less

Baby Boss, 25lb Granddaddy Snapper, that was released to fight another day, courtesy of Jason Kemp Re-loaded . Check out those chompers! Like Catch Fishing and tag a mate to go in the draw to WIN one of 6 Catch Baby Boss 20g zinc lures.

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nice work! I gave the Catch jigs ago out west the weekend before last and they work there too!

Callum Holyoake Josh Wright, brought one of these to try, may need a couple more for you two!

Yeah boi.. now that's a photo!! Awesome stuff mate!!

wow

Jay Harvey

Brad McCarthy

Ike de Boer

Ezra Simpson

Neil when you going to put me on these monsters 😜

Rob Styles told you it works haha

wicked mate!

Looking forward to trying this out

YEAH catch and release .

Baby boss?? Lure looks a bit big.

Ann Stewart . Time to start fishing?

MichaelMichele Daniel blue worked for him

Callum Millar

Rob Scheirlinck

Nate Alley

Travis Downes

Paul Clark

Tevan Joseph Webber

Sam Lutes

Andy Hastings

Lisa Robinson

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4 days ago

Catch Fishing

Beta bug = beta fish! Solid spring snapper for Lee Kennedy.
#showusyourcatch
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Beta bug = beta fish! Solid spring snapper for Lee Kennedy.
#showusyourcatch

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I need to load up on beta bugs. Going to dedicate this coming season to lures only no smelly bait and burly.

Don't take them all. Save some for Saturday 21st.

It's pissing down n windy as in kapiti grrr,jealous as

Wow!!!!nice catch...

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5 days ago

Catch Fishing

Russ Allerby and Marry-Ann Thomas with some awesome snapper caught on Wave Dancer today using the Beta bug and Kabura
#showusyourcatch #catchbigfish #wavedancercharters #springworkups
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Russ Allerby and Marry-Ann Thomas with some awesome snapper caught on Wave Dancer today using the Beta bug and Kabura
#showusyourcatch #catchbigfish #wavedancercharters #springworkups

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Nice!

Very nice.

6 days ago

Catch Fishing

GT Fishing Report - 14 October 2017

A shiny new boat on a trailer behind a shiny, new-looking four-wheel-drive pulled up at the launching ramp on Auckland’s waterfront drive, backed down to the water and the driver got out and proceeded to unhitch the trailer from the towball. When asked what he thought he was doing the gentleman, who obviously came from another country, explained in broken English and hand signals that he was launching his boat – while still connected to the trailer. It was pointd out to him that this was not a good idea, and the correct procedure was demonstrated.
While this is an extreme example, it does illustrate what can happen when inexperience, ignorance and boats come together. Imagine what chaos such a newcomer to boating could cause out on the water.
Anybody with a big enough cheque book can start out in boating with a five-million-dollar gin palace if they wish and there is no legal requirement to learn the basics of boating. But any sensible person will undertake one of the many courses available through Coastguard Boating Education before heading out onto the water. And the skipper of a boat is legally responsible for the safety of the boat and all people on board; and the skipper is also responsible for complying with the relevant rules and regulations. There are serious penalties and fines for transgressing.
Once, when discussing the question of compulsory marine licensing, a senior official of the then Marine Department explained that in Australia, where a license is needed for owning a boat, the accident and fatality rates were the same as in New Zealand (so many per thousand boats) where no license was required. He added that the official approach was to put the emphasis on education, rather than more red tape.
The sea can be a busy place, as can some lakes over popular holiday periods, and it is not just power boats that make it so – there are often large and small sail boats, and other craft like jet skis and paddle boards.
The number of kayaks and canoes on the water has exploded as these craft become more popular both for sightseeing and for fishing. Some estimates put their number at close to 100,000. But they can be hard to see on the water, particularly in low light or choppy conditions or when you are heading into the setting sun. The onus is on the power boat to avoid kayaks, but in a collision the kayaker is like a cyclist taking on a car. The paddlers can help by wearing bright clothes and displaying a flag, and traveling in groups.
Obviously life jackets are standard equipment in such craft, and going out in a small boat of any type and not wearing a lifejacket is like not wearing a seat belt in your car.
The rules require lifejackets of the correct size for every person on a boat, and in craft under six metres they should be worn unless the skipper decides it is not necessary.
Just as on the road speed is a major factor. Boat speed should always be adjusted to the conditions. Slow down in poor weather or fog, and a proper lookout should be kept at all times. Nothing beats a pair of eyes scanning the water ahead no matter how sophisticated the electronics on the dashboard.
Weather forecasts should always be updated, and at least two means of communication are important. A marine VHF radio and a cellphone in a waterproof cover are a good start, and an EPIRB is also recommended. It is up to the skipper to have a plan of action of things go wrong. For example, can somebody else drive the boat is the skipper is incapacitated?
Basically, power always give way to craft with no engine. And there are also some basic safety rules, including always tell a person ashore where you are going, how many people you have on board and when you expect to return.
Make a trip report and stay in contact with Maritime Radio or the local Coastguard. It is in everyone’s interest to join Coastguard.
Avoid alcohol, and operate within the speed limits – up to five knots within 200 metres of shore or any boat displaying a dive flag, and 50 metres of any other craft or swimmer. When two boats meet one boat has the right of way. Make your intentions clear and always try to pass behind the other boat. If in doubt slow down or stop. Keep to starboard (“drive on the right”) in channels, and a boat overtaking must keep clear of the boat it is passing.

Fresh water
Fishing on the Rotorua lakes improved over the full moon phase a week ago, in spite of the common belief that trout do not feed during the full moon. One party of three anglers brought in five nice fish from Lake Tarawera on the day of the full moon, and they caught them between 11am and 2pm while deep trolling at 20 metres. Settled weather and rising water temperatures should see fishing improve on the lakes, and harling at dawn and dusk has been quite productive.

Bite times
Bite times are 8.30am and 8.55pm tomorrow and 9.20am and 9.50pm on Sunday.

Tip of the week
Remember that the tide will turn every six hours and a harbour entrance or river mouth crossing may be quite benign when leaving, but when the tide turns and the outgoing current collides with incoming swells the conditions will change dramatically. This also applies to stretches of water like the notorious Motuihe Channel between Rangitoto and Motuihe Islands in Auckland. When the tidal current is running the same way as the wind it can be deceptively calm, but on large tides of over three metres and a strong wind when they oppose each other the surface will be shattered into a nasty, short chop. Many boaties have discovered this phenomenon – at their cost. These are the sort of situations, like bar crossings, where wearing lifejackets is important. More fishing action can be found at www.GTTackle.co.nz.

Photo: Geoff Thomas
A boating disaster waiting to happen.
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GT Fishing Report - 14 October 2017

A shiny new boat on a trailer behind a shiny, new-looking four-wheel-drive pulled up at the launching ramp on Auckland’s waterfront drive, backed down to the water and the driver got out and proceeded to unhitch the trailer from the towball. When asked what he thought he was doing the gentleman, who obviously came from another country, explained in broken English and hand signals that he was launching his boat – while still connected to the trailer. It was pointd out to him that this was not a good idea, and the correct procedure was demonstrated.
While this is an extreme example, it does illustrate what can happen when inexperience, ignorance and boats come together. Imagine what chaos such a newcomer to boating could cause out on the water.
Anybody with a big enough cheque book can start out in boating with a five-million-dollar gin palace if they wish and there is no legal requirement to learn the basics of boating. But any sensible person will undertake one of the many courses available through Coastguard Boating Education before heading out onto the water. And the skipper of a boat is legally responsible for the safety of the boat and all people on board; and the skipper is also responsible for complying with the relevant rules and regulations. There are serious penalties and fines for transgressing.
Once, when discussing the question of compulsory marine licensing, a senior official of the then Marine Department explained that in Australia, where a license is needed for owning a boat, the accident and fatality rates were the same as in New Zealand (so many per thousand boats) where no license was required. He added that the official approach was to put the emphasis on education, rather than more red tape.
The sea can be a busy place, as can some lakes over popular holiday periods, and it is not just power boats that make it so – there are often large and small sail boats, and other craft like jet skis and paddle boards. 
The number of kayaks and canoes on the water has exploded as these craft become more popular both for sightseeing and for fishing. Some estimates put their number at close to 100,000. But they can be hard to see on the water, particularly in low light or choppy conditions or when you are heading into the setting sun. The onus is on the power boat to avoid kayaks, but in a collision the kayaker is like a cyclist taking on a car. The paddlers can help by wearing bright clothes and displaying a flag, and traveling in groups.
Obviously life jackets are standard equipment in such craft, and going out in a small boat of any type and not wearing a lifejacket is like not wearing a seat belt in your car.
The rules require lifejackets of the correct size for every person on a boat, and in craft under six metres they should be worn unless the skipper decides it is not necessary.
Just as on the road speed is a major factor. Boat speed should always be adjusted to the conditions. Slow down in poor weather or fog, and a proper lookout should be kept at all times. Nothing beats a pair of eyes scanning the water ahead no matter how sophisticated the electronics on the dashboard.
Weather forecasts should always be updated, and at least two means of communication are important. A marine VHF radio and a cellphone in a waterproof cover are a good start, and an EPIRB is also recommended. It is up to the skipper to have a plan of action of things go wrong. For example, can somebody else drive the boat is the skipper is incapacitated?
Basically, power always give way to craft with no engine. And there are also some basic safety rules, including always tell a person ashore where you are going, how many people you have on board and when you expect to return. 
Make a trip report and stay in contact with Maritime Radio or the local Coastguard. It is in everyone’s interest to join Coastguard.
Avoid alcohol, and operate within the speed limits – up to five knots within 200 metres of shore or any boat displaying a dive flag, and 50 metres of any other craft or swimmer. When two boats meet one boat has the right of way. Make your intentions clear and always try to pass behind the other boat. If in doubt slow down or stop. Keep to starboard (“drive on the right”) in channels, and a boat overtaking must keep clear of the boat it is passing.

Fresh water
Fishing on the Rotorua lakes improved over the full moon phase a week ago, in spite of the common belief that trout do not feed during the full moon. One party of three anglers brought in five nice fish from Lake Tarawera on the day of the full moon, and they caught them between 11am and 2pm while deep trolling at 20 metres. Settled weather and rising water temperatures should see fishing improve on the lakes, and harling at dawn and dusk has been quite productive.

Bite times
Bite times are 8.30am and 8.55pm tomorrow and 9.20am and 9.50pm on Sunday. 

Tip of the week
Remember that the tide will turn every six hours and a harbour entrance or river mouth crossing may be quite benign when leaving, but when the tide turns and the outgoing current collides with incoming swells the conditions will change dramatically. This also applies to stretches of water like the notorious Motuihe Channel between Rangitoto and Motuihe Islands in Auckland. When the tidal current is running the same way as the wind it can be deceptively calm, but on large tides of over three metres and a strong wind when they oppose each other the surface will be shattered into a nasty, short chop. Many boaties have discovered this phenomenon – at their cost. These are the sort of situations, like bar crossings, where wearing lifejackets is important. More fishing action can be found at www.GTTackle.co.nz.  

Photo: Geoff Thomas
A boating disaster waiting to happen.

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Ive seen people taking the plastic of there helm seats at the halfmoon bay ramp then proceed to drop the new glass boat half way down the ramp . Makes you wonder who sold them a brand new boat !

i seen some dude put a boat in the water without putting the bungs in,then he hopped in and took off i tried to tell him,but he had a big boat and i had a 16fter,so what did i know,so i followed him out and 5mins later he was waving me down , i pulled up and threw he a 20 litre bucket,lucky i had a spare couple of bungs the right size ,so he put them in ,and i turn around and went home....

I had no idea there wasn’t a license requirement. That being said, the Australian (Victoria) one is about a 20min multiple choice test 😕

Brad

Rhyno Brits

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6 days ago

Catch Fishing

WTF - 12 October 2017

The need to feed urge in fish is strong right now, the recent surge in water temperature up around 16c is only 2 degrees away from the magic number when snapper, amongst others, will start their annual breeding. It's time to have some real fun fishing and enjoy presenting your version of miniature Decepticons, soft baits, lures and jigs to bring home the bounty. Now is perfect timing to head out with an array of imitation baitfish for your favourite way of catching fish whether its top water, trolling, midwater jigging, bottom bouncing and the myriad of ways you can choose to enjoy a day out in our little corner of paradise.

While the workups are stunning to see, captivating with boil-in-the-billy hot spots from the Happy Jacks in the Coromandel, the 46m mark west of the Moehau range, just off northern Waiheke and right in to the northern rocky shoreline of Tiritiri Matangi. Some of the better sized snapper have been caught well away from the furore with not a gannet in sight simply drifting along hooking into patches of solid snapper and experiencing eye-opening jaw-dropping facial expressions when a marauding kingie lights up the reel! There are lot of good fish to be caught with no Spot X in mind at all, just out over the 'paddocks' in general where snapper kingfish gurnard and more tend to graze. Inshore stealth fishermen are coming up with the goods too, kayakers are cleaning up in the early mornings flicking their lures around the shallows.

Haven't tried lures and jigs? Just always used bait? If you do lure your fish you already know the benefits of using an artificial bait (soft baits, jigs, stick baits, poppers etc) instead of a piece of cut or whole bait. The real beauty of lures is that they are often better than the real thing for both you and the fish. If you haven't yet, give it a go, it really does put a big smile on your dial.

Whichever way you like to catch fish, and where, the seasonal changes we wait for are upon us. Excellent! Enjoy your fishing.

Espresso.

Grant Bittle / John Donald / Arnie Mears / Jason Kemp Re-loaded / Jeff Strang / Naomi Peterson / Lee Kennedy / Mark Blaikie / Rudee Lim / Shannon Neho / Jason Danial Grimmett / Shane Kelly / Tim Fairhurst / Daniel Morris / Mohammed Ali / Carl Jackson / Andy Hastings / Callum Millar / Karl Raymond Drent / Rob Tongotea / Uhai Edward Lee / David Shin / Steve Rabarts / Bryce Kerkhof / Tawhana Terry / Leah Phillips / Mate Bitunjac / Ben Pinniger / Tim Mitchell / Jo Davis / Derrick Paull / Viking Maniyaks / She's Hooked NZ / 2keenfishos / Shannon Neho Fishing / Team Reef Raiders / Fishing Y cozican
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WTF - 12 October 2017

The need to feed urge in fish is strong right now, the recent surge in water temperature up around 16c is only 2 degrees away from the magic number when snapper, amongst others, will start their annual breeding. Its time to have some real fun fishing and enjoy presenting your version of miniature Decepticons, soft baits, lures and jigs to bring home the bounty. Now is perfect timing to head out with an array of imitation baitfish for your favourite way of catching fish whether its top water, trolling, midwater jigging, bottom bouncing and the myriad of ways you can choose to enjoy a day out in our little corner of paradise.

While the workups are stunning to see, captivating with boil-in-the-billy hot spots from the Happy Jacks in the Coromandel, the 46m mark west of the Moehau range, just off northern Waiheke and right in to the northern rocky shoreline of Tiritiri Matangi. Some of the better sized snapper have been caught well away from the furore with not a gannet in sight simply drifting along hooking into patches of solid snapper and experiencing eye-opening jaw-dropping facial expressions when a marauding kingie lights up the reel! There are lot of good fish to be caught with no Spot X in mind at all, just out over the paddocks in general where snapper kingfish gurnard and more tend to graze. Inshore stealth fishermen are coming up with the goods too, kayakers are cleaning up in the early mornings flicking their lures around the shallows.

Havent tried lures and jigs? Just always used bait? If you do lure your fish you already know the benefits of using an artificial bait (soft baits, jigs, stick baits, poppers etc) instead of a piece of cut or whole bait. The real beauty of lures is that they are often better than the real thing for both you and the fish. If you havent yet, give it a go, it really does put a big smile on your dial.

Whichever way you like to catch fish, and where, the seasonal changes we wait for are upon us. Excellent! Enjoy your fishing.

Espresso.

Grant Bittle / John Donald / Arnie Mears / Jason Kemp Re-loaded / Jeff Strang / Naomi Peterson / Lee Kennedy / Mark Blaikie / Rudee Lim / Shannon Neho / Jason Danial Grimmett / Shane Kelly / Tim Fairhurst / Daniel Morris / Mohammed Ali / Carl Jackson / Andy Hastings / Callum Millar / Karl Raymond Drent / Rob Tongotea / Uhai Edward Lee / David Shin / Steve Rabarts / Bryce Kerkhof / Tawhana Terry / Leah Phillips / Mate Bitunjac / Ben Pinniger / Tim Mitchell / Jo Davis / Derrick Paull / Viking Maniyaks / Shes Hooked NZ / 2keenfishos / Shannon Neho Fishing / Team Reef Raiders / Fishing Y cozican

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Aliolani Tauiliili let's go catch some? Haha try to catch some😜

Rhyno Brits

Brad

Christopher Wilks

Rob Ganly

Gwen Manukau

😂😂yep next weekend

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7 days ago

Catch Fishing

Smada Fishing Charters Has now teamed up with Catch!!! If you're in Wellington and looking for a fishing charter give Wade a call and go Catch fish like a pro!!!!WE ARE NOW OPEN FOR BUSINESS IN WELLINGTON!!!!
Exciting times with Smada Fishing and Catch fishing teaming up.

This weekend is going to be awesome. Book your seat to get amongst it. First trip this Sunday then every day after that weather and number permitting.

Fresh location
Fresh start same awesome sponsors and now even more exciting with new partners aswell.
Book your trip.
$200pp per full day
Call or text 0279324452
Or email wade@smada.co.nz
Or pm me on Facebook.

Catch fishing I can't wait to start smashing the fish with these.

Smadas Revenge now surveyed for Wellington
Kapiti nelson and Marlborough as well as our usual bop coromandel auckland and Northland.

And my faithful loyal sponsors and partners.
#OAKLEY #Marinedeals #HOSKINGSTRAILERS #HITECHPASTICS #FURUNO And now #Catchfishing
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Smada Fishing Charters Has now teamed up with Catch!!! If youre in Wellington and looking for a fishing charter give Wade a call and go Catch fish like a pro!!!!

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sweet

Great!!

Whay buy to oline....

1 week ago

Catch Fishing

Solid Wellington Kingfish on the Betabug for Mark Pandelidis from Obsession Fishing.
#showusyourcatch
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Solid Wellington Kingfish on the Betabug for Mark from Obsession Fishing. 
#showusyourcatch

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Nice amberjack !!

Peter Edwards you should get onto some green backs down your part of town

nag dak kul n lamush sen..naimas isyarsado ata ha ha

1 week ago

Catch Fishing

#theboss picking up spring #snapper
#catchfishingtackle #showusyourcatch
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#theboss picking up spring #snapper 
#catchfishingtackle #showusyourcatch

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Nice catch bro yummy snapper

Nice bro

Brad McCarthy

nag dak kel nga tilapia daytoy yen nay