Craig Connelly: Soft Bait Fishing Tutor and Guide

Craig Connelly: Soft Bait Fishing Tutor and Guide

If you have been struggling with soft baits or lure fishing then book Craig to come out on your boat and show you the proven methods for catching big snapper using soft and hard lures. Craig will provide a tutorial for $300 plus gst for a half day and show you the locations, the techniques and the tackle needed.

He also sells a range of spinning rods, overhead rods, soft baits and lures designed specifically for the Hauraki Gulf. 

Bookings are essential : Text or Phone Ph 0274579505

If you have been struggling with soft baits or lure fishing then book Craig to come out on your boat and show you the proven methods for catching big snapper using soft and hard lures. Craig will provide a tutorial for $300 plus gst for a half day and show you the locations, the techniques and the tackle needed.

He also sells a range of spinning rods, overhead rods, soft baits and lures designed specifically for the Hauraki Gulf. 

Bookings are essential : Text or Phone Ph 0274579505

Follow what's happening in the Hauraki Gulf with Craigs monthly Fishing Report for the The Adventurer Media Group.

Follow what's happening in the Hauraki Gulf with Craigs monthly Fishing Report for the The Adventurer Media Group.

Custom Made Softbait and Slow Jig Rods

To fish hard and soft lures effectively, you need the right rod.

Designed by Craig and hand built in New Zealand using quality parts from USA, Peeex spinning and overhead rods provide exceptional value for money and a guaranteed increased hook up rate. They are light, but have the power to handle the larger snapper that live in our beautiful Hauraki Gulf. 

Peeex uses the latest technology carbon composite coupled with the lightest, yet strongest components chosen for their quality and resilience. They have been tested relentlessly by fisherman who fish weekly throughout the year to give you the ultimate fishing experience every time. 

Peeex Softbait Rod with Alps Stainless guides $350 plus gst

Peeex Overhead Workup Rods with Alps 316 Stainless guides $350 plus gst

Peeex Softbait Rod with Alps Titanium guides $440 plus gst

Custom Made Softbait and Slow Jig Rods

To fish hard and soft lures effectively, you need the right rod.

Designed by Craig and hand built in New Zealand using quality parts from USA, Peeex spinning and overhead rods provide exceptional value for money and a guaranteed increased hook up rate. They are light, but have the power to handle the larger snapper that live in our beautiful Hauraki Gulf. 

Peeex uses the latest technology carbon composite coupled with the lightest, yet strongest components chosen for their quality and resilience. They have been tested relentlessly by fisherman who fish weekly throughout the year to give you the ultimate fishing experience every time. 

Peeex Softbait Rod with Alps Stainless guides $350 plus gst

Peeex Overhead Workup Rods with Alps 316 Stainless guides $350 plus gst

Peeex Softbait Rod with Alps Titanium guides $440 plus gst

"This guy knows his stuff. Craig came out on my boat and showed me his techniques, equipment and the locations to fish. I have booked him twice and since those two trips I am consistently catching good sized snapper.

His rods and tackle are excellent, very well priced and he is a friendly helpful, knowledgeable guy. Book him you won't regret it!"

Robert Berkowski: Boat "Gr8 White

"This guy knows his stuff. Craig came out on my boat and showed me his techniques, equipment and the locations to fish. I have booked him twice and since those two trips I am consistently catching good sized snapper.

His rods and tackle are excellent, very well priced and he is a friendly helpful, knowledgeable guy. Book him you won't regret it!"

Robert Berkowski: Boat "Gr8 White

"I heard about Craig via a work colleague and needed no encouragement to book a session with him. It was 100% worth it and I learned so much. After getting some lessons and instigating his techniques on my new Peeex rod I landed this beauty on the first cast. 

I highly recommend his services to fisherman who are frustrated with softbaiting or bait fisherman looking for the "clean" way of catching good sized snapper."

Darryl Ingham: Boat "Gringo

"I heard about Craig via a work colleague and needed no encouragement to book a session with him. It was 100% worth it and I learned so much. After getting some lessons and instigating his techniques on my new Peeex rod I landed this beauty on the first cast. 

I highly recommend his services to fisherman who are frustrated with softbaiting or bait fisherman looking for the "clean" way of catching good sized snapper."

Darryl Ingham: Boat "Gringo

"Craig is a super friendly, helpful guy and knows alot about lure fishing in the Hauraki Gulf. His rods are very light and great quality and I love using mine. Throughly recommended

Daniel Liddell: Boat "Guest"

"Craig is a super friendly, helpful guy and knows alot about lure fishing in the Hauraki Gulf. His rods are very light and great quality and I love using mine. Throughly recommended

Daniel Liddell: Boat "Guest"

"Craig is very passionate about lure fishing and it's contagious. He loves sharing his knowledge and techniques for catching snapper in shallow water on soft plastics. I recommend his services, you will not only learn alot but he is very entertaining too!

Graham Wadams: Boat "Bonito"

"Craig is very passionate about lure fishing and it's contagious. He loves sharing his knowledge and techniques for catching snapper in shallow water on soft plastics. I recommend his services, you will not only learn alot but he is very entertaining too!

Graham Wadams: Boat "Bonito"

What The Clients Think 

What The Clients Think 

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SPECIAL : My favourite 3 packets of Soft Baits  used all year round for just $35 including shipping 

(these things are indestructible)

SPECIAL : My favourite 3 packets of Soft Baits  used all year round for just $35 including shipping 

(these things are indestructible)

My favourite Soft Baits  

Just $35 for 3 packets delivered to your door

Zulu, Smoky Shad and Baby Bass colours in 5" 

Formulated from patented Cyber-Flexxx® material, these revolutionary Z TOO soft baits are virtually impossible to break and their added flexibility produces more action than normal soft plastics and are guaranteed to catch snapper in the Hauraki Gulf

My favourite Soft Baits  

Just $35 for 3 packets delivered to your door

Zulu, Smoky Shad and Baby Bass colours in 5" 

Formulated from patented Cyber-Flexxx® material, these revolutionary Z TOO soft baits are virtually impossible to break and their added flexibility produces more action than normal soft plastics and are guaranteed to catch snapper in the Hauraki Gulf

The Rods

The Rods

I heard about Craig via Tamaki Marine Park reception and booked him for a day out. I've been playing with soft baits for a couple of years with  limited results.

Craig showed me three new techniques, helped me fine tune my current ones and also showed a simple but common mistake I was making. As soon as I changed my methods I started catching fish straight away. AAA+++ recommended

Mark Thomlinson: Boat "Adventura"

I heard about Craig via Tamaki Marine Park reception and booked him for a day out. I've been playing with soft baits for a couple of years with  limited results.

Craig showed me three new techniques, helped me fine tune my current ones and also showed a simple but common mistake I was making. As soon as I changed my methods I started catching fish straight away. AAA+++ recommended

Mark Thomlinson: Boat "Adventura"

"I was interested in the deep water soft baiting article Craig wrote in one of the mags I read, and booked him to try it out. 

We went out to some new areas for me (some of which I had driven over many times) and got some cracking fish.  I would not normally consider soft baiting in these areas so it was a blast to learn this new method. I have also learned some shallower water techniques which work equally as well. "

Mike Alison: Boat "Big Will"

"I was interested in the deep water soft baiting article Craig wrote in one of the mags I read, and booked him to try it out. 

We went out to some new areas for me (some of which I had driven over many times) and got some cracking fish.  I would not normally consider soft baiting in these areas so it was a blast to learn this new method. I have also learned some shallower water techniques which work equally as well. "

Mike Alison: Boat "Big Will"

I have always wanted to learn soft baiting after many failed attempts over the years. I booked a session with Craig and it did not take him long to establish where I was going wrong with my techniques. 

I learned so much on the day and now feel confident to fish hard body lures and soft baits without the need of the stinky stuff. 

I recommend you try his rods also and his coaching service.

Lloyd Mearns 

I have always wanted to learn soft baiting after many failed attempts over the years. I booked a session with Craig and it did not take him long to establish where I was going wrong with my techniques. 

I learned so much on the day and now feel confident to fish hard body lures and soft baits without the need of the stinky stuff. 

I recommend you try his rods also and his coaching service.

Lloyd Mearns 

Craigs latest Vlog Post on Youtube

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Craigs latest Vlog Post on Youtube

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Craig Connelly has been fishing the Hauraki Gulf for the past 18 years, using hard and soft bait lures for the past 10 years. 

He specialises in taking enthusiasts out on their boat and showing them the techniques, the locations, the rods and the tackle for catching snapper all year round.

Craig Connelly has been fishing the Hauraki Gulf for the past 18 years, using hard and soft bait lures for the past 10 years. 

He specialises in taking enthusiasts out on their boat and showing them the techniques, the locations, the rods and the tackle for catching snapper all year round.