TOP TIPS

FOR CATCHING BAIT­FISH

New Zealand Fishing World - - Catching Bait -

Keep a good berley trail go­ing

Sabiki rigs work well for most small fish

Bait fish like to con­gre­gate around struc­ture

Use a light line and small sharp hooks

Mack­erel & ko­heru can of­ten be found in early morn­ings on the shadow side of is­lands and head­lands

Avoid han­dling the fish if you in­tend to keep it as a live bait

Keep the live bait tank well aer­ated

Match the hook size to the live bait – a piper won’t live long with a 10/0 through its back

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