It’s that time of year again…the 2019 Hutchwilco Boat Show begins May 16 at ASB Showgrounds. Catch Fishing Tackle in conjunction with Smart Marine is back again, bigger and better than ever.

You can find us in Hall 2 on stand 258. There is so much happening this year, so call by on Thursday, Friday, Saturday or Sunday and say hello.

~ Come and try our fishing simulator with our Catch Fishing rods and reels. It’s just like the real thing! You’ll experience the thrill of catching fish with an acidwrap rod!
~ See how each lure swims underwater in one of 2 HUGE 1400L jig tanks. Once you see the lures under your control in these tanks, your fishing could well change forever!
~ Free Master Class fishing seminars in The Rock Fishing Hall.
Learn to catch more and bigger fish in the free Master Class fishing seminars presented by Master jigging and lure experts Edward Lee & Grant ‘Espresso’ Bittle on the best jigging techniques. Thursday at 12pm, Friday at 2pm, Saturday at 4pm, and Sunday at 3pm.
~ The Catch team will be on hand. Available to answer any questions and talk through the range of gear to best suit your fishing style and location.
~ Of course the whole range of Catch rods, reels, lures and other tackle is available at great prices.

See you there!

Grant Bittle, aka (Captain) Espresso and the Catch Fishing team is delighted to be discussing the secrets of lure fishing, where you can learn from the masters how to catch more fish, during free seminars this April.


South Island Seminars

Join the team from Catch Fishing for a Free Fishing Seminars. Every attendee will receive a $10 voucher to spend on the night.

Learn the secrets of lure fishing for snapper, kingfish, grouper and other species with from one of NZ’s most experienced anglers, Grant Bittle, aka (Captain) Espresso. He will explain why lures are a better strategy to use over traditional bait when targeting bigger fish, the science behind a variety of different lures available in the NZ market, and how to apply this knowledge to catch bigger fish.

Experienced kayak angler Arnie Mears and International fisherman and product developer Edward Lee will also explain specific techniques to effectively use individual jigs from the Catch Fishing range.

The seminars are fun nights with refreshments available, lots of opportunites to ask questions, and prizes to be won.
Catch will also be showcasing their range of ProSeries rods: all are made from Japanese Toray Carbon, and use Japanese Fuji guides throughout.


Where: Marlborough Hunting & Fishing, 46 Main Street, Blenheim.

When: Wednesday 3rd April commencing at 6.30pm
Bookings essential. Phone 03-579 1600 to secure your seat.


Catch Fishing Seminars April

Where: Hosted by Big Blue Dive & Fish, this seminar will be held in the Brougham Room at Hotel Nelson, 40 Waimea Rd, Nelson.

When: Thursday 4th April from 6.00pm.

*** Bookings essential ***No walk ins as seats are limited
Phone 03-546 7411 or sign up online to secure your seat.


Smart Marine Seminars

World famous master jigging expert, Edward Lee combines with one of New Zealand’s best known lure fisherman, Espresso (Grant Bittle) to bring you a seminar that is guaranteed to improve your fishing skills. Grant and Edward to talk through the various types of lures available in the New Zealand market, the science behind the different lures, how to apply this knowledge to catch bigger fish, and most importantly, rod and reel jigging techniques to maximize your hook up rate.

These seminars will be fun evenings with lots of in-store specials, giveaways and every attendee will be receive a $10 gift voucher to spend on the night. You can check out one of Edward’s jigging technique videos at



Fishing Seminars April


Fishing Seminars April








Where: Smart Marine Manukau, 85b Cavendish Drive, Manukau

When: Tuesday 9 April, commencing at 6.15pm

Bookings are essential, so please register on facebook or call 0800805040 ext. 3 or email to confirm your attendance.


Where: Smart Marine Hamilton, 3 Maui St, Te Rapa, Hamilton

When: Wednesday 10th April, commencing at 6.15pm.

Bookings are essential, so please register on Facebook or call 0800805040 ext. 4 or email to confirm your attendance


Where: Smart Marine Tauranga, 36 Kereiti Street, Mt Maunganui, Tauranga

When: Thursday 11 April, commencing at 6.15pm.

Bookings are essential, so please register on Facebook or call 0800805040 ext. 5 or email to confirm your attendance.