FLATS TREVALLY

Text: Alan Bulmer               Lead Image: George Turnbull Catching flats trevally on soft plastics can occasionally be a relatively straight forward exercise, especially during autumn and winter. There are some basic rules to follow and these are covered off in detail in the following articles:- https://activeanglingnz.com/2015/08/08/outsmarting-trevally-with-flies-and-lures/ and https://activeanglingnz.com/2015/07/25/wetlining-soft-plastics/ This article from the archives describes a two hour session on the flats and shows how easy it can be to connect … Continue reading FLATS TREVALLY

ALEXANDER WANLESS – FLY FISHING INNOVATOR

Most fly fishermen would have heard of G.E.M. Skues and F.M. Halford. Skues is best known for his pioneering work in developing the art of fishing with a sunken fly (nymph) and Halford as the self- appointed high priest of dry fly fishing. The public battles between the two are legendary. However spin (or threadline) fishing had a pioneer equal in stature whose contributions seem … Continue reading ALEXANDER WANLESS – FLY FISHING INNOVATOR

MID YEAR HARBOUR KAHAWAI

Text: Alan Bulmer      Featured image: Mark Hoffman By the time May rolls around kahawai and trevally have moved into most of the northern estuaries. The fishing in May – early June can be hectic with lots of work ups in close as these predators chase bait fish schools in the shallows, especially at the change of light. This carnage has already started in the Manukau … Continue reading MID YEAR HARBOUR KAHAWAI

DOING TIME ON THE WAIOTAKA – HAUTU PRISON FARM MEMORIES

Up until the late 1990’s it was possible to go fishing inside the Hautu prison farm near Turangi. It generally was necessary to apply for permission to do so in advance. Once it was granted you had to front up at the Guard house for inspection on your allocated day, before a permit was issued. The prison authorities divided the river into a series of … Continue reading DOING TIME ON THE WAIOTAKA – HAUTU PRISON FARM MEMORIES