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The Big 6 is Back

“We really started something when we came up with Rheem Big Six concept.” The Big 6 Challenge has featured on Rheem Outdoors with Geoff for many years - and now it’s developed a life of its own. The adventure pits a challenger against the best hunting and fishing New Zealand...
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Snapper

Snapper Snooping Great Barrier

There it was, that small weather window at the right time of the year in the right spot – and not only that, by some amazing twist of fate it was on a Saturday! So the call was made to Seth, one of my best mates, but given that we...
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Hunting Crays

Hunting Crays

MAXIMISE YOUR CHANCES With the pressure being exerted on our dwindling crayfish stocks increasing all the time, it becomes even more important for the recreational diver to maximise his or her chances of scoring one of these tasty little crustaceans, writes Ian Miller. In times gone by it was merely...
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Spring Hunting for the Table

So, the days are getting longer and it’s time to pull those shorts out and attempt to drop that winter/all year beer gut. Spring is one of my favourite times to hunt. It’s one of the most rewarding and it’s usually easy enough to get a hall pass to go...
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Tongariro Raft-In Fishing

‘School’ is not a word you usually hear in relation to trout; kahawai, yes; snapper, yes; trout, no. There were so many fish, at one stage I thought that the bottom of the river was shifting only to realise that it was in fact the backs of so many trout...
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While he has travelled extensively, Graham has never lost his passion for targeting Kiwi kingfish.

Inland Upbringing. No Hindrance

You would think that growing up in an inland timber town would limit your opportunities to go fishing, but that was far from the case for Graham ‘Boulder’ McKenzie, as NZFN Managing Editor Grant Dixon discovered… Growing up in Tokoroa was not a handicap for mad-keen angler Graham McKenzie, who...
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Crayfish like these are not hard to find.

Chathams Adventure

“Want a ride?” called the lady from the door leading to the tarmac.” This is how they announce boarding the aircraft at the Chatham Islands for the trip home, and it sort of sums up the mojo of the place. While it may be 45 minutes ahead of New Zealand...
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Stickbaiting Marlin

The Wanganella Banks was always a place that I, as a marlin fisherman, wanted to explore, but with the destination being over 350 nautical miles offshore, it remains out of reach for most. In recent years though, I have been lucky enough to fish this location. I have now made...
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Target Big Fish From a Kayak

Fishing and spearfishing enthusiasts addicted to the marine environment are always searching for the ultimate experience, pushing their skills to capture the fish of a lifetime. Big fish and other marine animals don’t get to be big because they are weak. They almost never play by the book, catching out...
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Hunting the Sika Roar

Darrel Wong and Steve Palmer have enjoyed hunting sika for several decades. They have put together some thoughts on hunting these crafty little deer during the roar. Detailed descriptions of the sika deer can be found in various hunting books. However the key points to note are they are much...
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