Fishing

John Overton Practical Artist

The Broverton Invitational is probably one of the biggest fishing tournaments you’ve never heard of. Unless you’re from Whangarei, where this annual event has achieved a sort of cult legendary status among fishos there. I was honoured to be among just 100-or-so people invited to fish the tournament after meeting...
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Ngamatea Wilderness

When 14-year-old Logan Juchnowicz visited Lake Tarawera in January with his father Stan, little did he know he was going to tick off a few ‘firsts’. A stalwart of the plumbing industry, Stan enjoys heading out onto the lake or into the hills to chase trout and deer, and being...
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Downrigger

Going deeper for Trout- the downrigger advantage

Over the summer months, trout, especially those in the deeper lakes of the North Island’s central plateau, tend to head for the depths. Grant Dixon says the use of a downrigger to fish both deep trolling and harling depths make this piece of equipment a must-have on most lake boats…...
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kingfish

How to catch a Kingfish

From the Bay of Islands to the Bay of Plenty, and the west coast wherever some structure can be found, there is no shortage of these magnificent fighting fish. While some kings are hooked by accident while dropping baits for snapper, they are easily targeted. For those anglers who like...
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Matapa Chasm

Rheem On Board in Niue

With its rocky coves, expansive forests and crystalline coastal waters for as far as the eye can see, Niue is an untouched island paradise – and it was the setting for the trip of a lifetime for a lucky group of Kiwi plumbers. Nothing like a swim in 27 degree...
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Game fishing Prep

With summer on the doorstep it’s that wonderful time when many fishers turn their attention to the impending influx of gamefish to New Zealand waters. In fact, as I write this at the end of October there are already reports coming in of yellowfin tuna and striped marlin! When it...
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Work-up Fishing Against the Clock

Spring has sprung and as the days lengthen, the weather improves and the soil dries, tradies around NZ become busier. Unfortunately, this spike in construction activity coincides with spring workup fever off the Northern coast, especially in the Hauraki Gulf. But don’t fret if you don’t have the ‘5-knot clause’...
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Chris Marsh paving his own path

Chris Marsh is an Auckland-based landscaper and keen outdoorsman. He was drawn to landscaping during his university architecture studies and likes that it combines his design skills with his natural affinity for the outdoors and plants. Chris founded his landscaping business, Greenroom Projects, in 2013. He hasn’t looked back since,...
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Tips & Tricks for sharing a boat

Many of us have entertained the idea of sharing a boat with mates. The idea of pooling resources together to buy and maintain a better vessel is certainly appealing, but it’s not hard to foresee a few potential fishhooks. The Bunting brothers -Kirk and Mitch, builders at Bunting Brothers Construction,...
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