Watercraft

White Water Rafting-It’s called that for a reason!

Why is white water rafting so much fun? Adventurer Steve Dickinson suggests some answers… Many uninformed people look at white water rafting as simply playing bumper boats with rocks on a fast-flowing river. But as anyone who has tried it knows, it’s so much more than just that. It’s the...
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Setting up for Watersports

As perfect as it would be to have a 300+KW Mastercraft sitting on the driveway for our waterskiing fix, the practicalities of taking a purpose-built ski boat out fishing on the open seas means we need to look at alternatives! So, how do we get a much-loved tinny or fibreglass...
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Jet-propelled fishing fun

Hill’s business Jetski Fishing manufactures fishing kits for PWCs and organises jet-ski fishing events, Ultimate Jetskifishing Adventure stay-aways and competitions that attract keen PWC fishers of all ages from all walks of life. Demand for his trips exceeds supply. For more details, follow the link at the end of the...
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Carl Scott – An Inventive Mind

Grant Dixon meets Auckland builder Carl Scott, a keen fisher, diver, surfer and hunter who is also an author and inventor. The garage beneath Carl Scott’s house in Birkenhead on Aucland’s North Shore has produced a number of great fishing-related products. When I arrived to interview Carl, he had taken...
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On Board in Niue

What happens when you take 10 plumbers, fly them to a Pacific island for a week, and set them up with fishing gear and expert local skippers? A literal ton of fishing. This year’s winners of the Wahoo Fishing Competition netted a whopping 1.06 tonnes of catch during their all-expenses-paid...
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Three Chippies and a Boat

Sharing a boat can have its pitfalls, but three good fishing buddies have got it sussed. Grant Dixon talks to the three chippies, Brad Bowden, Mark Lindsay and James Marcinowicz, and finds out what makes their boating ménage a trois work… James with a personal best 11.88kg snapper. Holidaying together...
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Diving with the Summer Crowds

Dive smart, stay safe and keep only what you need this summer, writes Ian 'Griz' Miller. With summer in full swing, for many of us our attention turns towards time at the beach with family and friends. Seafood smorgasbord coming up! For those of us with a love for sub-aquatic...
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Time out with the kids

Why not take the kids fishing this summer ? You don’t need a boat, writes Craig Worthington: if you do things right, kids can have heaps of fun fishing from the wharf. Although we know taking kids fishing is a very serious business, a wharf during the schoolholidays provides plenty...
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