North Shore Times : February 12th 2013
www.northshoretimes.co.nz 9 NORTH SHORE TIMES, FEBRUARY 12, 2013 NEWS NZ Carpet Dealer of the Year TWICE 91 WAIRAU RD, GLENFIELD | P. 443 5746 www.billhayward.co.nz | OPEN SATURDAY 10AM-2PM FREE UNDERLAY on a Huge range of Carpets With any new carpet order for delivery in February or March SUMMER SPECIAL 5169122AA From liver to the lure By FISHING COLUMNIST GREG HILL In the 1950s and 60s a snapper would swim past your cotton hand-line and rusty hook. Impaled on that hook might have been kerosene-soaked liver. Your chilly bin was a hessian sack and your trouser pocket was your tackle box. Today, you could fish with your 99 per cent quatre-axial carbon rod, with titanium-framed guides with silicone carbide inserts -- not to mention the spiderweb-thin line that you can't break bare- handed, for fear of cutting your- self to the bone. Your fishing reel is likely water- proof with digitally-cut gears and more bearings than two roller- skates. A lot of fishing is seen today as a more technical sport and relax- ing hobby. Back in the day more of us were hunter-gatherers. With new methods and lures, brought about by the development of braided super lines, comes a need for rods and reels that work the lures effectively. Lure fishing requires us to cast, drop and jiggle lures such as inchikus, butterfly jigs, soft-baits, stick-baits and poppers. Rod and reel choice makes a big difference to your increased success with these new methods. For example, if you use a rod that's too stiff for inchikus your hookup rate goes down when the fish are shy or finicky. If your pop- per rod is too soft your popper won't bloop, the kingfish will get bored and he will go elsewhere. When the fishing is hot, kerosene-soaked liver will do the job. But the challenge of sussing out a new methods and becoming proficient at them in all bite con- ditions is very satisfying. Now your 21st century fast taper carbon rod and mighty reel will show its true value. Lure of the week: PowerJig power rock inchiku 70g marble glow. Parkinson's awards to be given Nominations are open for a series of awards paying tribute to those with Parkinson's dis- ease and the volunteers who serve them. Parkinson's New Zealand is celebrating its 30th anniversary by acknowledging the contri- bution people with Parkinson's make in their communities. Inspirational people focused on remaining active and involved in work or hobbies, despite their illness, are conten- ders for the awards, to be announced later this year. Each of the five awards have been inspired by well-known New Zealanders including for- mer society ambassador Sir Peter Snell and patron Sir David Levene. Parkinson's New Zealand chief executive Deirdre O'Sull- ivan says the awards are a trib- ute to the recipients and recog- nise the people who have helped to build the organisation. Nominations for the five awards close on March 4. Go to parkinsons.org.nz for a nomination form.
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