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Want to Double Your Results When Jigging?
Rigging two jigs as one makes a huge difference to results, learn how to rig and fish twin jigs.

How to Release Fish with the Maximum Chance of the Fish's Survival.

How much force does it really take to set a hook?
Probably a lot less than you think. Usually a great less than what you see on fishing videos.

How to rig a pilchard with a two hook rig.
An animated demonstration.

How to Sharpen your Knives Properly

Using a sharp knife is the key to making fish preparation easier, and more satisfying. Attempting to fillet fish with a blunt knife is difficult, and dangerous.

Line Twist
Line twist is a curse, and the cause of much cursing, but often the twist problem is not recognised. Learn how to recognize it, avoid it, and best of all get rid of it.

Fresh Water Tips & Tricks

Nymphing the Rip?
Tips & Tricks for fresh water
Deadly new Bead Fly.
Gear up for monster rainbow time
Quick Freshwater Tips

Salt Water Tips & Tricks

Cubing For Snapper
Tips & Tricks for salt water
Frequently asked questions.
Why do fish run when hooked?
Longer rods great for finicky fish.
New dimension for hapuku (groper) fishing.
Big yellowtail kingfish time.
Quick Saltwater Tips

Article written by Tony Bishop

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How to Release Fish with the Best Chance of Survival

Ban Treble Hooks

Don't be fooled, just unhooking a fish and throwing it back in the water is not going to ensure a fish will survive the catch and release.
Releasing fish correctly has become a very important factor in preserving fish stocks for the future, but it needs to be done correctly.
This article sets out 5 "release rules" that provide the maximum survivability for the fish.
There is also a couple of extra 'rules' and links to more information.

Read it here.

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