The Catch Range.
17 hours ago
Hey hey, nice!! What an amazing seminar you guys organized last year, great people, great venue, everyone really involved, awesome in every way...looking forward to getting back there..?! Cheers. Espresso.
18 hours ago
Espresso LIVE coming up!
❄WINTER FISHING❄! Simply the best!? Or sell all my gear!!
Which lures work best, and why. How to maximize the benefits of your lure fishing in winter, more fish, bigger fish - follow this easy guide on your very next winter fishin’ mission! 😊
Here's how 👉 YOU (or a mate 😉) can fish like a Pro! 😎. The CATCH tackle winner from last Espresso LIVE “Which Rod?” will be announced - will it be YOU? Tag and share – keep your fishing mates up with the play and you could be winning Catch fishing tackle to add to your tackle box 🎣🎣🎣
Stay tuned for the live-to-air day & time, coming soon.. 🤙
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22 hours ago
The Espresso Report, May 28 2020
A big black beautiful turtle turned up on Takapuna beach this week, Brydes (pronounced ‘Brooders’) whales were feeding just of Kawau, and a small pod of big Bottle Nose dolphins patrolled the Hibiscus Coast, Mother Nature always has something up her sleeve to keep us enthralled.
The one real day to play in the gulf this week (Tuesday - Tradies day off) with wind speeds right down to rather nice once the 09:30 tide change and wind direction coincided, stunning. Lots of areas of slow bite, you know the type – the tentative tag at a lure but either just smaller snapper picking or simply no hookup, a very wintry feel to the gulf indeed. South of Little Barrier up from Flat Rock was one of the closer workup action areas with many mammals in the no fishing zone.
Some incredibly dense and large anchovy schools were quite happily doing what they do further out - tap the sounder screen to see if it’s faulty kind of thing. The tiny fish were unaccompanied by bigger predators, once they’re in the sights of dolphins and whales it will be epic, thunderstruck stuff. Hopefully this opportunity for mega-workup style coincides with fishable or semi-reasonable weather, when these schools get hit it’ll be absolute mayhem of the very intense and welcome kind.
Excellent fishing out Gt. Barrier way for those who choose the big deep for their fishin’ mission, but you have to be committed, the city side wasn’t the go and the big barrier looked deserted , yet out in 70m+ things were very different for just a few who made the grade.
Some good keen fisherm’n went even wider with such a sea forecast, and some very highly sought after hapuka have been prepared for friends and family as a result, superb.
The general gulf quietened down a lot this past week although there are still good areas of snapper ‘grazing’ along in the general 40-50m open areas looking for a tasty morsel although with a lethargic almost disinterested bite a lot of the time. This soft wintry bite has meant time to change the lure approach, one or two different..and…..smacko,! Fish after fish on. Night and day between two different styles of lures, both amazing in their own right. Some days fish are fickle and they can be even more so in winter, the better and varied the menu items you can show your dinner prospects, the more likely a wintry disinterested fish will take a hit.
Kingfish went off the bite at some good dependable places, like 5 mile reef (SE corner of Little Barrier), Anchorite Rock, even Channel Island seemed to be in lockdown mode. This fast can’t last, it’s probably already over, those big green machines need to feed, so the kingfish gear needs a really good shakedown: nice long leader (not ‘that’ll do’ after several re-ties...re-do it) with a heavy line and leader setup for when the big boys are on it! Jigging and top water setups, ready, set.
Winter is here officially next week, as if we hadn’t noticed it’s pending arrival, so now it’s time to make the change to WINTER FISHING mode. The next Espresso LIVE series episode will be on just that, maximizing your success in winter with lures, in the shallows and deep water. Stay tuned for day and time on Catch Fishing Facebook😉.
Enjoy the thrills and delights of winter fishing. Pure.
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Sunrise to warm your face, and a solid hookup, what a great time of day yeah!? The little jgx2000 and Kensei150 in their very happy place, BossSquid on point 👊 Happy Days. In NZ there's an (official) long weekend ahead - fishing? Prepped for adventure? 🤔😁 .
Have a great day 🤙🐟🐟🐟
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What eats Squid?..........everything eats Squid even Squid.
Thomas with some impressive Squid caught on the Squidwings. 60,80 and 100 gram Squidwings have two hooks in the skirt and one on the head. So no matter where a predator strikes, they're in deep trouble. 28gram uses the same hook set as Freestyle and Beady Eye Kaburas, with small hooks the fish don't even know they're hooked. ... See MoreSee Less
We should of used the squid wings haha Dion Goodhue
Stunning squid! Delicious too 🦑
Greg Mulvey here you go m8
Squid also love hitting micro jigs , caught heaps running a rear hook
Hey man, I don’t want to get up in your business but thought I would just let you know that that’s actually a cuttle fish and not a squid... awesome catch though, one of the coolest creatures in the sea 👍
3 days ago
The right stuff 👊 , Kensei150 Acidwrap rod, jgx2000 reel, 80gram BossSquid in 46m of water.
Well matched tackle makes for even bigger grins 😁.
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40m of water?
I need a fishing hook ...how much sir
4 days ago
Jeremy Assink you do this with them?
Kenneth Torres de Rodt
The 'shank' and 'rack' are brilliant! Next kingfish my well be invited home!
Lisa Armstrong show Brendan
Jeremy Brady check this out
Simon Cruickshank Donal O Floinn worth a watch, to see wot to do when we catch them!!! 🎣🎣
Brad Taylor Tony Taylor this would be worth a crack
David Perry have a go!
Nick Johnson that’s bad ass!
Casey Wynaden 👌
Adam Royter AaronandJules Horrell good way of breaking down a kingi
Sam Axel Christensen Kyle Finiki....how cool is this
Andrew Hellesoe check that out
Try this on a flounder