fishing

Ben Afeaki

Ben Afeaki, or 'Bigs' to his mates, is a great bloke who has already achieved a great deal in his life. Nick Jones caught up with the former All Black and discusses his scaffolding business, rugby life, fishing and diving. Ben’s story could have been one of sorrow, with his...
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Catching Summer trout in the lakes

The New Zealand summer attracts anglers from all over the world to experience hot days, crystal clear waters, deafening cicadas, and hungry trout. While many fishers look to the hills, some of the best summer fishing is found right under their noses in the lakes. Josiah Atkinson from Whakatrout explains...
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Plumber Supreme

Rob Teina is a successful plumber, keen outdoorsman, and part-time actor. Nick Jones caught up with him to find out more. I first met Rob when he came out on a fishing charter with a mutual friend in the building trade. It quickly became apparent he was a charismatic, social plumber...
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2019 Rheem Big 6 challenge review

01 Day... 02 Hours... 10 minutes When Whangaparaoa plumber Glenn Keating heard he had won the draw through Chesters Plumbing to take on the Rheem Big 6 Challenge, he thought he had a good chance of being the first to crack all six. For Glenn has a long history of...
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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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Winter Diving… Get into it!

I’m surprised by how often I hear people say, “I’m putting my gear away for the winter,” writes champion spear-fisher Darren Sheilds. We have all seen those beautiful cloudless, windless winter days – why not be out diving when they roll around? With the right wetsuit you can say goodbye...
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