marlin

Tradie Profile: Tom Bilkey

Tom Bilkey certainly isn’t your average bloke. He’s a work hard, play hard civil engineer who loves beer almost as much as he loves the outdoors. I caught up with Tom at one of his sites on a crisp Autumn morning. Tom’s company Development Construction Ltd, which he owns and...
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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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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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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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