Article by: Alan Bulmer Photos: Paul Smith Recently I read an excellent article by Neil Wagener in NZ Fisher # 50 entitled “Are we training fish to avoid lures”. Click on the following link to view it:- http://www.nzfisher.co.nz/ The basic premise of the article is that fish become conditioned to lures the more they see them and if they are hooked, landed and released during … Continue reading DO FISH LEARN TO AVOID FLIES & LURES?
Don’t know many people like Alan Bulmer, a passionate angler who fishes for the love of the sport, not for the love of his ego. Here is the first session we filmed, and what became “Spinning & Flying”…… Continue reading VIDEO – SPINNING & FLYING
Gareth Bayliss of Trout Hunting NZ We shot this on the Tongariro River in the Autumn of 2015, some pretty shaky camera work but a nice little catch in a great spot. Gareth is a fly fishing guide based in Taupo New Zealand, to make a booking with Gareth or see what he’s been up to check out the following links…. Trout Hunting NZ … Continue reading VIDEO – TROUT HUNTING NZ – RAW FOOTAGE
In “Stalking the Flats – What to look for” I listed some of the things to look out for which give a clue as to where fish will be holding in estuarine flats. Check it out: http://-https://activeanglingnz.com/2014/04/21/stalking-the-flats-part-2-what-to-look-for/ Over the weekend I happened upon a publication from Mark Morrison et al entitled “Linking marine fisheries species to biogenic habitats in New Zealand: a review and synthesis of … Continue reading WHERE TO FIND FISH IN HARBOURS
The video below shows Alan Bulmer tying the Seaweed Maggot Fly that he developed for Dr Mike Ladle and details of the early prototypes. If you want to read more about the background to the development of the final fly click on:- https://activeanglingnz.com/2014/04/23/mullet-how-they-catch-them-in-the-uk/ Continue reading VIDEO – TYING THE MAGGOT FLY
Fishing the Manukau last day of winter 2013.. Continue reading VIDEO – WINTER GURNARD ON THE MANUKAU