Fishing

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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A good, stiff surf rod is essential for achieving decent casting distances and landing baits in deeper, fish-holding water.

Better Surfcasting – Avoid Newbie Mistakes

Picture a perfect, hot, sunny day with blue water lapping gently at the shores of a white-sand surf beach. What could make you feel more like fishing? So what do you do? You dig out that surfcasting set your daughter bought you for Christmas, whack some old fishing line you...
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Murray Bond, far left, had a great time in Kaikoura.

Big 6 Challenge 2017

“When it comes to catching fish and hunting game animals to order, it can be much harder than it sounds." That is exactly what six plumbers have found over the past few years as they took on the Rheem Big Six Challenge. But they had a great time in what...
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