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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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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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The Reel Deal

You can’t beat a whopper weekend catch, served with a side of philanthropy. This year’s Chesters ‘Fanatical Fishos’ Annual Fishing Competition, running February 16 and 17, was the biggest yet, raising a stunning $6,000 for the Titirangi Volunteer Coastguard and another $6,000 for Legasea. Even the sun shone its support...
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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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How to fix a rubbish week

Steve Dickinson writes that sometimes the best thing you can do is invoke the '10-knot clause' and go fishing, even if it is Friday. You know, it does not matter what you do as a job – digging holes, plumbing pipes or selling advertising. No matter what you do, you...
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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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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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