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Free Master Class fishing seminars

Learn to catch more fish!

The show’s popular free Master Class fishing seminars are a great chance to learn how to catch more, and bigger, fish.

Packed full of easy-to-understand advice and clever tips from some of New Zealand’s top fishing experts, the Master Class seminars run throughout the show in The Rock Fishing Hall.

They are hosted by Hauraki Gulf snapper specialist and master filleter, Bruce ‘Captain Swish’ Duncan, this year’s presenters include:

  • Matt Watson, star of TV’s Hook Me Up, with Ask Matt Anything
  • NZ Fishing News editor Grant Dixon on deepwater softbaiting
  • Stephen Tapp on great tips for better kayak fishing
  • Softbaiting for snapper with Ocean Angler’s Mark Kitteridge
  • Master jigging and lure experts Edward Lee & Grant ‘Espresso’ Bittle on the best jigging techniques
  • Fishy Business’s Adam Clancey on improving your snapper fishing
  • Kirk Davis on catching more fish from a PWC
  • Ben Pokaia on improved top water techniques
  • Jeremy Troup on squid fishing
  • Josh Western on using 3D to locate and catch more fish
  • Milton Freer on fishing with drones

The 20-minute seminars will be held on the fully AV-equipped NZ Fishing News stage and be followed by a helpful 10-minute question and answer session in the Seminar Centre’s more intimate demonstration area.

Master Class Seminars Timetable

Timetable is correct as at time of print. Download a copy of the Show Guide timetables page here.

THURSDAY TOPIC SPEAKER
11:00am Making the most of 3D fishfinders Josh Western
11:30am Softbaiting for snapper Mark Kitteridge
12:00pm Top jigging tips Edward Lee & Grant Bittle
12:30pm Fishing with drones Milton Frear
1:00pm Ask Matt Anything Matt Watson
1:30pm Better kayak fishing Stephen Tapp
2:00pm Kingfish tactics & deepwater tricks Adam Clancey
2:30pm Winter snapper fishing Bruce Duncan
3:00pm Deepwater softbaiting Grant Dixon
3:30pm Improved top water techniques Ben Pokaia
4:00pm Catching more fish from a PWC Kirk Davis
4:30pm Filleting the easy way Bruce Duncan
FRIDAY TOPIC SPEAKER
11:00am Improved top water techniques Ben Pokaia
11:30am Fishing with drones Milton Frear
12:00pm Deepwater softbaiting Grant Dixon
12:30pm Filleting the easy way Bruce Duncan
1:00pm Ask Matt Anything Matt Watson
1:30pm Improved top water techniques Ben Pokaia
2:00pm Top jigging tips Edward Lee & Grant Bittle
2:30pm Kingfish tactics & deep water tricks Adam Clancey
3:00pm Winter snapper fishing Bruce Duncan
3:30pm Softbaiting for snapper Mark Kitteridge
4:00pm Better kayak fishing Stephen Tapp
4:30pm Deepwater softbaiting Grant Dixon
5:00pm Making the most of 3D fishfinders Josh Western
5:30pm Catching more fish from a PWC Kirk Davis
6:00pm Filleting the easy way Bruce Duncan
6:30pm Top jigging tips Edward Lee & Grant Bittle
SATURDAY TOPIC SPEAKER
10:30am Japanese lure secrets Hideyuki Furuya
11:00am Kingfish tactics & deep water tricks Adam Clancey
11:30am Catching more fish from a PWC Kirk Davis
12:00pm Making the most of 3D fishfinders Josh Western
12:30pm Deepwater softbaiting Grant Dixon
1:00pm Ask Matt Anything Matt Watson
1:30pm Softbaiting for snapper Mark Kitteridge
2:00pm Fishing with drones Milton Frear
2:30pm Filleting the easy way Bruce Duncan
3:00pm Improved top water techniques Ben Pokaia
3:30pm Better kayak fishing Stephen Tapp
4:00pm Top jigging tips Edward Lee & Grant Bittle
4:30pm Fishing for squid Jeremy Troup
SUNDAY TOPIC SPEAKER
11:00am Making the most of 3D fishfinders Josh Western
11:30am Deepwater softbaiting Grant Dixon
12:00pm Fishing with drones Milton Frear
12:30pm Catching more fish from a PWC Kirk Davis
1:00pm Ask Matt Anything Matt Watson
1:30pm Better kayak fishing Stephen Tapp
2:00pm Filleting the easy way Bruce Duncan
2:30pm Improved top water techniques Ben Pokaia
3:00pm Top jigging tips Edward Lee & Grant Bittle
3:30pm Fishing for squid Jeremy Troup
4:00pm Softbaiting for snapper Mark Kitteridge
4:30pm Winter snapper fishing Bruce Duncan
5:00pm Japanese lure secrets Hideyuki Furuya
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