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Improve your fishing success with clever new tips, techniques and great practical advice in our free Euro City Fishing Master Classes.

Held in The Rock Fishing Hall, surrounded by loads of retailers, both large and small, the always-popular Master Classes are a non-stop series of free fishing seminars, featuring some of the country’s top fishing experts. They will share their experiences, offer fresh insights and show off some of their favourite techniques on the NZ Fishing News stage.

This year, the 2021 Euro City Master Classes will be hosted by Hauraki Gulf fishing guru, Bruce Duncan. Bruce, author of the popular Hauraki Gulf Fishing Hot Spots, will also share his tips for successfully straylining for snapper, and show the quickest, easiest and most effective way to fillet them.

Bruce Duncan

Scott Tindale

Grant Bittle

Jeremy Troup

Mark Kitteridge

Other expert presenters include:

  • Multiple world record holder and New Zealand IGFA representative Scott Tindale, demonstrating the best ways to catch gamefish from a trailer boat;
  • Grant Bittle will show how to catch bigger fish, without baits
  • Expert squid fisherman, Jeremy Troup, will show how to target and catch squid in and around New Zealand’s largest city
  • Mark Kitteridge will share his experience in catching snapper on lures
  • Carl Muir will show you how to get the most from your sounder
  • Laurie Pottinger will share his successes in kayak fishing
  • Sagar Thaker will demonstrate the latest advances in drone fishing
  • Kirk Davis will show how to best catch fish from a PWC
  • and the team from popular TV show South Seas Spearo will talk about how to get into spear fishing

The free Euro City Master Classes run throughout the show (see timetable below), are each 20 minutes long and are followed by a helpful 10-minute question and answer session.

Carl Muir

Laurie Pottinger

Sagar Thaker

Kirk Davis

South Seas Spearo

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 Saturday Topic Speaker
11:00am Successful kayak fishing Laurie Pottinger 11:00am Latest squid fishing tips Jeremy Troup
11:30am Latest squid fishing tips Jeremy Troup 11:30am Filleting the easy way Bruce Duncan
12:00pm Softbaiting for snapper Mark Kitteridge 12:00pm Bigger fish: without baits! Grant Bittle
12:30pm Getting into spearfishing South Seas Spearo team 12:30pm Successsful kayak fishing Laurie Pottinger
1:00pm Winter snapper fishing Bruce Duncan 1:00pm How to read your sounder Carl Muir
1:30pm Bigger fish: without baits! Grant Bittle 1:30pm Gamefishing from small boats Scott Tindale
2:00pm Gamefishing from small boats Scott Tindale 2:00pm Getting into spearfishing South Seas Spearo team
2:30pm How to read your sounder Carl Muir 2:30pm Softbaiting for snapper Mark Kitteridge
3:00pm Filleting the easy way Bruce Duncan 3:00pm Catching more fish from a PWC Kirk Davis
3:30pm Drone fishing techniques Sagar Thaker 3:30pm Winter snapper fishing Bruce Duncan
4:00pm Winter snapper fishing Bruce Duncan 4:00pm Drone fishing techniques Sagar Thaker
4:30pm How to read your sounder Carl Muir
Friday Topic Speaker
11:00am Drone fishing techniques Sagar Thaker Sunday Topic Speaker
11:30am Softbaiting for snapper Mark Kitteridge 11:00am Successsful kayak fishing Laurie Pottinger
12:00pm Successsful kayak fishing Laurie Pottinger 11:30am Getting into spearfishing South Seas Spearo team
12:30pm Gamefishing from small boats Scott Tindale 12:00pm Softbaiting for snapper Mark Kitteridge
1:00pm Getting into spearfishing South Seas Spearo team 12:30pm Filleting the easy way Bruce Duncan
1:30pm Winter snapper fishing Bruce Duncan 1:00pm Gamefishing from small boats Scott Tindale
2:00pm Bigger fish: without baits! Grant Bittle 1:30pm Bigger fish: without baits! Grant Bittle
2:30pm Latest squid fishing tips Jeremy Troup 2:00pm Winter snapper fishing Bruce Duncan
3:00pm How to read your sounder Carl Muir 2:30pm How to read your sounder Carl Muir
3:30pm Filleting the easy way Bruce Duncan 3:00pm Catching more fish from a PWC Kirk Davis
4:00pm Successsful kayak fishing Laurie Pottinger 3:30pm Latest squid fishing tips Jeremy Troup
4:30pm Bigger fish: without baits! Grant Bittle 4:00pm Drone fishing techniques Sagar Thaker
5:00pm Drone fishing techniques Sagar Thaker
5:30pm Latest squid fishing tips Jeremy Troup
6:00pm Filleting the easy way Bruce Duncan
6:30pm Gamefishing from small boats Scott Tindale
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