Geoff Thomas

The Rheem Big 6 Challenge

Richard’s two trout were the first fish he ever caught. Richard grew up in the small settlement of Waimana on the edge of the Ureweras. “As a youngster, I would hold the spotlight for my brothers, but it has been a long time since I shot a deer,” he told...
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Rainbow’s Return

But John Bebbington from Rheem was right onto the target as it flew out of the trap and bounced along the track, smashing four out of five ‘rabbits.’ Most clay targets fly up and out at different angles, but the round orange clay which simulates a running rabbit is always...
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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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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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Bowden’s Big Six Challenge

The first rod went off just as the second one had been set. As he grabbed the rod, Noel Bowden joked: “If it all goes like this, we’ll be finished by tonight!” “Well, fishing and hunting isn’t always like this, Noel,” Geoff Thomas replied. “But it’s a hell of a start!”...
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