We have a report from Kevin in New Zealand.
I’m so happy for you Kevin. Without anyone around you who you are learning this new game from/with, that is a great success!


Tackle Info
[highlight1 variation=”orange”]Rod[/highlight1] Synit X-Jig H slow pitch rod – NZ made ( www.synit.co.nz )
[highlight1 variation=”orange”]Reel[/highlight1] Shimano Jigger LD
[highlight1 variation=”orange”]Jigs[/highlight1] Seafloor Control Jigs range from 160 – 300g


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Hi Totos

Just want to report back on the success I’m having with the gears I bought from you. Estimate 16kg King Fish in New Zealand.

Slow pitch jigging are getting more popular in New Zealand, but still it’s not as specialize as what you guys do in Japan.

Retails in New Zealand are only carrying butterfly jigs from Shimano and Daiwa which they use to target snappers. Jigs can get up to 300gm but people here are not informed about slow pitch jigging.




It looks like a Rector that’s hooking with the rear hook.

Nice presentation of sashimi too! You prepared it very carefully. I think it’s very important as the raw meat can look too wild when it’s done in a clumsy way.

Is it warming up in New Zealand? The sashimi doesn’t look very fatty from the picture. Does the season effect the amount of fat that the fish carries? Or is there cold currents for the fish to keep the fat on all the time?