camping

Motutapu Fishin’ Mission!

Overlooking the camp in Administration Bay – www.motutapucamp.org.nz Earlier this year, over 100 plumbers and gasfitters gathered at Motutapu Island with their sleeping bags and fishing gear in tow. For 21 years, Rheem, RMC, Marley and Englefield have been hosting a fishing competition for the trade, and as 2020 was

Hunting in the high country

It’s incredible how much power an outboard loses at altitude. Our somewhat overpowered 4.7 metre Buccaneer normally screams along with its Johnson 115hp, but this morning was a bit different. Packed to the brim with gear and people, we slowly ambled onto the plane across the glassy waters of Lake

Wilderness Fly Fishing

Peter Elliott relates a remarkable tale of tackle lost and found in the Mohaka wilderness. A few years back I bought a Shimano fly reel to use on a lovely four-piece, 6-weight Adam Scott rod. I figured the 5/6 was good quality Japanese tech and I was keen to use

Barry Sharplin, second from left, enjoys a bit of relaxation time with friends back at camp

GO BUSH this Summer

I was asked to do a story on summer hunting, but the problem I am faced with as I write is:   WHERE THE HECK IS SUMMER? Bill McLeod, left and the writer I hope it is just around the corner, because summer can be one of the most rewarding and