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Trout Fishing with Koura for Bait
May 2023

Schist rocks, still water and well-conditioned trout are a good angling mix, writes southern contributor Greg Morton.... Read More >

Kayak Fishing in Taranaki
May 2023

Keen kayak angler, Holly Stuart, describes her experiences fishing off the Taranaki coast... Read More >

The Allure of the Lure – an interview with an addict
May 2023

With the advent of braid line along with fit-for-purpose rods and reels, there has been a quiet revolution going on in the recreational fishing scene as... Read More >

Edge Fishing Tackle Talk Q&A
May 2023

The team behind popular fishing brand EDGE, design and test heaps of new gear every year. As soon as the conditions are right, they’re out there... Read More >

Rogers Boatshop celebrates 50th Anniversary 
May 2023

When asked what the key to success for a smaller business in the marine industry was, Rogers Boatshop managing director Nigel Arkell quickly replied – “Do... Read More >

WIN 1 of 10 Double Passes to the 2023 Hutchwilco New Zealand Boat Show!
May 2023

We're less than 10 days away from the 2023 Hutchwilco NZ Boat Show and what better way to see what's on offer than reading our Preview,... Read More >

Survival Rates When Releasing Fish
May 2023

New information on the survival rates of snapper caught and released could help fishers save hundreds of thousands of fish per year and help sustain their... Read More >

2023 Hutchwilco New Zealand Boat Show Preview
May 2023

Visitors to this year’s Hutchwilco New Zealand Boat Show, at the Auckland Showgrounds on May 18-21, will have lots to see and do and plenty of... Read More >

Angler Profile - Neil Hirtzel
April 2023

James Fuller talks to experienced angler, Neil Hirtzel... Read More >

Export Competition Quarterly Update - WIN the $85,000 Ultimate Prize Package!
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There’s just over a month left before one lucky angler will walk away with the $85,000 Ultimate Prize Package, and all you need to do to... Read More >


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