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Great White Shark Attacks Kayak Fisherman
Does it really make any difference if the shark just wants to play, or is intent on tearing flesh from bone?This is a chilling tale that leaves this writer in awe of the sheer determination of the man who prevailed.
Find out how to fillet a fish. What is the best fish filleting tool. Fish facts, an important cleaning fish tool which extends the shelf life or your fish fillets. Fish care, how to look after your catch. Cooking ideas for fish heads and back bones.
A fish cleaning table, do you need one?
Catching big New Zealand kingfish is all about techniques and finding the fish holding areas.
Milan Radonich, a very experienced livebait angler with many notable catches of big yellowtail kingfish gives an overview of the tackle required, techniques for catching and deployment of livebaits and good instructions on finding kingfish hot spots.
I've used every kitefishing system possible to date and although I've never caught more fish per set than with the Bottom Longline, or had faster setting speeds than with the two kite Dropper Rig, I have found the easiest to run system is my Pocket
Sled Kite Rig on a little Penn Seaboy reel.
It never ceases to amaze me the extent that some fishers will go in order to customise their gear to suit their personal requirements and the often awesome results that these fishers achieve during the process.
Very few kite fishers consider ways of reducing drag on the gear and consequently the work the kite has to do. Streamlining your fishing tackle is not only considerably cheaper than buying a bigger or higher performance kite, it is often more effective.
The most efficient method that combines top fishing efficiency, strength, durability and safety is to use the running clip system with either the correct sized round brass annealed crimps fitted to the mainline or a section of commercial fishermens
pre-stoppered hook section fitted correctly into the mainline.
The recent unprecedented plague of sharks has caused havoc on the west coast for kite and kontiki fishers alike. Sharks are the second most common cause for gear loss on this coast. It is the humble school shark (tope) which is the main culprit.
Kitefishing is an extremely productive shore based fishing method that allows land based fishers to regularly catch limit bags of snapper, kahawai, gurnard and trevally or to easily target kingfish and john dory.