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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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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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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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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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Craig Horan

Master Plumber HAPPIEST OUTDOORS

Hunting and fishing runs in the blood for Hamilton plumber and gas-fitter Craig ‘Hori’ Horan, who has been enjoying the outdoors all his life. Rheem Off-site Editor John Eichelsheim caught up with Craig to find out what makes him tick. Based in Hamilton with his own business, CH Plumbing, Craig...
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Snapper Snooping Great Barrier

There it was, that small weather window at the right time of the year in the right spot – and not only that, by some amazing twist of fate it was on a Saturday! So the call was made to Seth, one of my best mates, but given that we...
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While he has travelled extensively, Graham has never lost his passion for targeting Kiwi kingfish.

Inland Upbringing. No Hindrance

You would think that growing up in an inland timber town would limit your opportunities to go fishing, but that was far from the case for Graham ‘Boulder’ McKenzie, as NZFN Managing Editor Grant Dixon discovered… Growing up in Tokoroa was not a handicap for mad-keen angler Graham McKenzie, who...
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Target Big Fish From a Kayak

Fishing and spearfishing enthusiasts addicted to the marine environment are always searching for the ultimate experience, pushing their skills to capture the fish of a lifetime. Big fish and other marine animals don’t get to be big because they are weak. They almost never play by the book, catching out...
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A good, stiff surf rod is essential for achieving decent casting distances and landing baits in deeper, fish-holding water.

Better Surfcasting – Avoid Newbie Mistakes

Picture a perfect, hot, sunny day with blue water lapping gently at the shores of a white-sand surf beach. What could make you feel more like fishing? So what do you do? You dig out that surfcasting set your daughter bought you for Christmas, whack some old fishing line you...
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