Hints & Tips

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Kiwi fisho's are unquestionably some of the more inventive people on the planet. If there's a better, faster, smarter way of doing it with some string, wire, tape and a few bits from under the house, then it's been done.

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How to convert an old filing cabinet into a fish smoker.... Read More >

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When hours away from civilisation and electricity keeping bait from rotting and falling apart can be a problem. I buy fresh pilchards (frozen works as well... Read More >

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Keep in contact with dairy farmers around the area you plan to fish. Keep an eye on the dairy cows feed times before you go fishing,... Read More >

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