Its fair to say Luke Davey, the founder of SwordPro certainly knows his stuff when it comes to catching broadbill having either landed or released 11 swords last season.
Luke fishes out of Northland, New Zealand and puts his success down to the experience he has gained over the years perfecting his rigs and deep dropping techniques.
Having been brought up in Northland I have a been hunting, fishing and spearfishing the area most of my life. My passion for daytime dropping for broadbill has led me to gain a lot of knowledge through practical experience and just being out there doing it. I caught my my first sword about 9 years ago out of Whangaroa and since then I have been hooked…
There is nothing I would rather do more than drop for swords. This has lead me to research the best bait rigs and dropping systems through trial and error. I am excited to share my knowledge personally and through this website. I have had a lot of guys contacting me seeking advice and sending in pics of swords caught using our rigs.
Broadbill fishing was once thought of as a night time sport for large boat owners. Over the past few years I have been instrumental in the development of daytime dropping and this has enabled everyday fisherman to target these fish and enjoy the thrill of the hunt.
“I get as much satisfaction out of sharing my tips and techniques with others as I get from fishing myself. ”
Luke is very approachable sharing his tips and techniques helping other blue water hunters experience the thrill of catching swords. He’s only an email or phone call away and will happily talk swords and techniques with his customers and those wanting to get into the sport. All SwordPro Broadbill Rigs are designed and hand assembled by Luke Davey himself. Luke has also designed some of the best landing gear on the market, he has kept it being manufactured in New Zealand so he can ensure that his customers are only getting the best quality in his products.
All the gear can be found on this website where he shares a lot of this information and knowledge.