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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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Downrigger

Going deeper for Trout- the downrigger advantage

Over the summer months, trout, especially those in the deeper lakes of the North Island’s central plateau, tend to head for the depths. Grant Dixon says the use of a downrigger to fish both deep trolling and harling depths make this piece of equipment a must-have on most lake boats…...
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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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Wilderness Fly Fishing

Peter Elliott relates a remarkable tale of tackle lost and found in the Mohaka wilderness. A few years back I bought a Shimano fly reel to use on a lovely four-piece, 6-weight Adam Scott rod. I figured the 5/6 was good quality Japanese tech and I was keen to use...
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The Big 6 is Back

“We really started something when we came up with Rheem Big Six concept.” The Big 6 Challenge has featured on Rheem Outdoors with Geoff for many years - and now it’s developed a life of its own. The adventure pits a challenger against the best hunting and fishing New Zealand...
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Tongariro Raft-In Fishing

‘School’ is not a word you usually hear in relation to trout; kahawai, yes; snapper, yes; trout, no. There were so many fish, at one stage I thought that the bottom of the river was shifting only to realise that it was in fact the backs of so many trout...
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