Gotcha! Fishing with Soft Plastic Bait in New Zealand

Author(s): John Eichelsheim

Fishing | New Zealand

Recently there has been a huge surge of interest in soft plastic lures, spurred on by enthusiastic coverage in leading fishing magazines and television programmes. Soft plastics are not new. Artificial lures made from plastic, rubber or similar materials have been around for years. But there's a particularly good reason why soft plastics are becoming so popular: they are deadly on fish. The new generation lures are scented and flavoured; each manufacturer jealously guarding its own secret formulae. They work so well they can be more effective than natural bait - and a lot less messy! Contents: Intro; Why Soft Plastics; Potted History' Better than Bait; Gearing Up for Success; Plastics Fishing Boat; Stealth Fishing in the Shallows; In Deep Water; Alternative Soft Plastics; Fighting Fish; Where to From Here First published November 2007.


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John Eichelsheim was the former editor of NZ Fisherman and currently works as is a freelance journalist and editor working for Boating NZ and NZ Fishing News. Using soft plastic bait, John has managed to hook snapper to 7kg and a kingfish approx 15kg - and he is looking forward to utilising this developing technology to get bigger and better hauls.

Intro; Why Soft Plastics; Potted History' Better than Bait; Gearing Up for Success; Plastics Fishing Boat; Stealth Fishing in the Shallows; In Deep Water; Alternative Soft Plastics; Fighting Fish; Where to From Here

General Fields

  • : 9781869536879
  • : 72238
  • : 72238
  • : November 2007
  • : 210x150mm
  • : New Zealand
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : John Eichelsheim
  • : Paperback
  • : Reprint
  • : Very Good
  • : 152pp
  • : Colour photographs