Why should we debarb our hooks?

When practising catch-and-release, the use of a barbless hook will dramatically increase the chances of the fish surviving. Not only is it easier to...

When fighting a big fish from a kayak, how do you prevent it from...

In most situations, you would fight the fish from the front of the kayak. However, if the fish you are fighting starts to drag...

I was out fishing from a boat last weekend and my fish kept diving...

Firstly, you have to ascertain if it is a fish that pulled your line into the rocks or if the line is snagged on...

What is eging, and how do I get started?

For squid fishing - otherwise known as eging - the lures we use are known as “squid jigs”. Designed to look like prawns, these...

Why should I use a shock leader when surfcasting, and how long should it...

As the momentum of a surfcasting rod generates an enormous amount of power, the line would hit the water with great speed and force....

Why do you have to use a light leader for micro-jigging?

Balancing your tackle is important regardless of fishing style. As the name suggests, the “micro” in micro-jigging implies that everything should be small: i.e....

During offshore bottom fishing trips, many lines tend to get entangled with each other...

There are two main causes of line entanglement when bottom fishing on the open seas: a strong undercurrent, and the changing of the current’s...

I am a beginner looking to start fishing. What should I look out for...

First off, you must know what kind of fishing you are looking to do, what kind of fishes you are targeting and where you...