Part two of our sum­mer gear guide packed full of ev­ery­thing you need

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Zest Sling Metal mi­cro jigs of­fer the ideal pro­file for wounded bait­fish im­i­ta­tion. Ad­di­tional fea­tures in­clude lumo strip­ing for added fish at­trac­tion and dou­ble hook as­sist rigs for added hold­ing power. Zest Sling Metal mi­cro jigs are avail­able in 18 grams and 28 grams as well as five fish at­tract­ing colours.


An acid wrap rod de­signed by Chris Wong to eco­nom­i­cally im­part a bite in­duc­ing ac­tion into the cor­rect jig weight, while main­tain­ing the per­for­mance needed to tackle mon­ster fish, Jig Star Twisted Sis­ter rods have proven them­selves con­sis­tently against the big­gest brutes kiwi an­glers com­monly meet at the Three Kings and Ran­furly Banks.


With 28 years in the mar­ket there is noth­ing new about Ga­makatsu Oc­to­pus fish hooks but that doesn’t make them any less awesome. A favourite of stray­line fish­er­men na­tion­wide.


A more fish friendly version of the clas­sic Oc­to­pus hook, the cir­cle version has all the catching power with the added bonus of sel­dom, if ever, fa­tally dam­ag­ing the quarry.


De­scribed by re­spected an­glers as a mono/braid hy­brid SSP™ Fi­bre Glide of­fers the low stretch, low di­am­e­ter ben­e­fits of braided lines with the knot hold­ing, su­per slick prop­er­ties of monofil­a­ment. Ideal for spin­ning reels Fi­bre Glide casts beau­ti­fully and of­fers bait an­glers su­pe­rior feel to hand for del­i­cate pre­sen­ta­tion and light bit­ing fish species. One me­tre mark­ers also help with ac­cu­rate depth mea­sur­ing.


The Black Magic team have re­leased an up­graded version of their pop­u­lar Rain­bow braid. The new prod­uct is called Rain­bow Braid Elite and it is avail­able in six dif­fer­ent line tests – 6lb and 12lb on 150m spools, with 20lb, 30lb, 50lb and 80lb avail­able on 300m spools. Rain­bow Elite is still braided from 100% Ja­panese PE fi­bre but un­like many other al­ter­na­tives on the mar­ket, it is an 8-car­rier braid. This pro­vides greater strength from a finer di­am­e­ter and its smooth, round shape al­lows for long ac­cu­rate casts.


Avail­able in 200gm, 300gm and 400gm weights, the Deep­wa­ter Slim Jigs were cre­ated for low re­sis­tance when speed jig­ging in deeper wa­ter. With an ag­gres­sive darting ac­tion and fast re­trieve with less ef­fort, th­ese jigs are proven per­form­ers in New Zealand con­di­tions.


Black Magic’s metal flut­ter jigs in 40gm, 60gm, 80gm and 100gm weights are shaped to cre­ate a flut­ter ef­fect when mov­ing through the wa­ter col­umn. Th­ese ver­sa­tile jigs will catch trout, snap­per, trevally, king­fish and more.


Black Magic’s fast drop jigs in 150gm, 200gm, 300gm, 400gm and 500gm weights were de­signed for a fast drop and rapid re­trieve. Of­ten re­ferred to as knife jigs th­ese prod­ucts are ideal for speed and me­chan­i­cal jig­ging tech­niques in deep wa­ter for king­fish and ha­puka.


Black Magic flasher rigs have be­come a clas­sic for NZ an­glers since the early 90s. Avail­able as the fa­mous Snap­per Snatcher, KL self-hook­ing re­curve hooks or sui­cide/ oc­to­pus C-point hooks for those that pre­fer to strike when a fish bites this leg­endary prod­uct is hand-rigged in New Zealand us­ing Black Magic Tough Trace and avail­able in over 20 colour com­bi­na­tions across a range of hook sizes from 1/0 to 8/0.


Black Magic pre-tied stray­line rigs are the ul­ti­mate in con­ve­nience for bait fish­er­men – just tie them on and you’re ready to go. There’s three rigs per pack, each tied on Black Magic 60lb Tough Trace with one lumo bead per rig. Choose from the KL se­ries hooks for self-hook­ing or C Point hooks for a fast pen­e­trat­ing strike.


If you’re tired of watch­ing your bait and sinker cart wheel­ing over them­selves when you cast, then this is the rig for you. Black Magic’s Lon­greach rigs are aero­dy­nam­i­cally set up to pro­mote greater cast­ing dis­tances. In­cludes two traces with Black Magic chem­i­cally sharp­ened high car­bon steel hooks and long-life lumo beads, one pul­ley rig com­plete with im­pact shield and op­tional floats to keep your bait away from hun­gry crabs.the Lon­greach Sur­f­cast­ing rig won the ‘best ter­mi­nal tackle’ award at the 2014 AFTA show held on the Gold Coast, Aus­tralia.


Black Magic’s gim­bal and har­ness set, known as the Equal­izer, is a renowned favourite for big game fish­er­men all over the world. Tech­ni­cally de­vel­oped to pro­vide an­glers with more com­fort, sta­bil­ity, lever­age, bal­ance and less ef­fort when fight­ing big fish for long pe­ri­ods of time, this set is a must-have for se­ri­ous fish­er­men.


The con­tin­ued ex­pan­sion of Black Magic’s fresh­wa­ter range has seen the in­tro­duc­tion of the En­ticer range of spin­ners. Th­ese new lures fea­ture life­like fin­ishes im­i­tat­ing a num­ber of ju­ve­nile fish species. When cou­pled with their flut­ter­ing ac­tion, they are par­tic­u­larly at­trac­tive to preda­tory fish. There are five colour op­tions to choose from ei­ther a 7gm or 12gm weight.


The up­dated Ver­i­tastm se­ries con­tin­ues the tra­di­tion of light­weight de­sign and su­pe­rior sen­si­tiv­ity with a re­newed fo­cus on strength. The new se­ries sees an over­all break strength im­prove­ment by an av­er­age of 22%, while tip strength has in­creased by over 30%. Avail­able in 32 tech­nique-spe­cific ac­tions in­clud­ing light jig­ging mod­els, the Ver­i­tas 2.0 up­dated se­ries utilises a Fuji reel seat with cus­tom car­bon hood to en­sure a se­cure con­nec­tion and Fuji K and KR guides with Al­conite in­serts for peace of mind. Up­dates to grip con­fig­u­ra­tions pro­vide a more er­gonomic han­dle de­sign.


A new, compact Panop­tix trans­ducer op­ti­mised for elec­tric mo­tor mount and de­liv­ers Livevü For­ward sonar, to see ahead and around your boat in real time – even while sta­tion­ary. The new­est mem­ber of the Panop­tix trans­ducer fam­ily, the PS21 is com­pat­i­ble with Garmin’s new echomap CHIRP 75sv and 95sv, as well as the GPSMAP 7400se­ries, GPSMAP 8000 se­ries and GPSMAP 751xs, 820xs, and 1020xs se­ries.


Avail­able in 3.5”, 5”, and 7” sizes, the new Striker se­ries is the en­try-level so­lu­tion for an­glers who want the best sonar at an af­ford­able price. Fea­tur­ing a rugged de­sign and a keyed in­ter­face, each Striker model has ad­vanced CHIRP sonar and a built-in high-sen­si­tiv­ity GPS an­tenna and way­point map, while the 5dv, 7dv and 7sv ver­sions also in­cor­po­rate CHIRP Downvü and Sidevü scan­ning sonar (75sv only).


Avail­able in 4”,5”, 7” and 9” sizes, the lat­est echomap CHIRP se­ries units fea­ture built-in high wide CHIRP and CHIRP Downvü scan­ning sonar (all mod­els), while the 75sv and 95sv also in­cor­po­rate CHIRP Sidevü scan­ning sonar, as well sup­port Panop­tix all-see­ing sonar. All new echomap CHIRP mod­els have an in­ter­nal 5Hz GPS an­tenna, are pre-loaded with AU/NZ Bluechart g2 coastal charts and fea­ture Garmin’s new Quick­draw Con­tours as stan­dard.


Is it a kayak? Is it boat? Ac­tu­ally, it could be the best of both. Fast, stealthy and ul­tra por­ta­ble, the Mo­tayak Sport of­fers a level of con­ve­nience and ver­sa­til­ity few prod­ucts can ri­val. Visit­ for more in­for­ma­tion and to pur­chase.


Ar­guably the most suc­cess­ful sin­gle style of lure in­tro­duced to the New Zealand snap­per fish­ing scene in the last five years, the Catch Kabura is ideal for novice and ex­pe­ri­enced an­glers alike. The rec­om­mended tech­nique is to hit the bot­tom and very slowly wind up al­low­ing the skirts to flut­ter like the ten­ta­cles of a pa­per nau­tilus.


A favourite of the ed­i­tor, the Catch Flut­ter Bug is avail­able in 20, 60 and 80 gram sizes to suit 80% of the fish­ing sit­u­a­tions the kiwi an­gler is likely to en­counter.


Want to catch big­ger fish on lures? The an­swer is sim­ple; use big­ger lures. The lat­est Catch Long John Slid­ers are proven big fish pro­duc­ers with mul­ti­ple 20-pound plus snap­per taken so far this sea­son.


From the ex­pert jig­ging brain of DFS Fish­ing Tackle’s Kane Tap­per, comes the Ac­cu­rate DFS Mu­tant GT. Com­bin­ing the line ca­pac­ity and drag of a con­ven­tional over­head reel with the bal­ance of a spin reel, the Mu­tant GT’S rev­o­lu­tion­ary un­der­hung con­fig­u­ra­tion evolves the high per­for­mance lure space more than any prod­uct the in­dus­try have seen for years.


Catch Se­ducer mi­cro jigs of­fer ex­cel­lent casta­bil­ity to fans of shal­low wa­ter tech­niques as well as a slim pro­file for speed­ier de­cent in deeper wa­ter. Se­ducer jigs cam also be cast and re­trieved in sur­face school sce­nar­ios tar­get­ing ka­hawai and trevally.

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