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Fishing for Goatfish
January 2022

Craig Worthington goes out of his way to catch some of the lesser targeted fish species found in NZ waters, and one of his favourites is... Read More >

The Impact of Commercial Bottom Trawling
January 2022

  For some, bottom trawling is the only viable way to keep up with the demand for fish both locally and worldwide; for others, it’s nothing... Read More >

Jack Lucas
January 2022

It is one of those things how a chance encounter can lead to a lasting friendship. This was certainly the case for Pete McGregor and Jack... Read More >

Keep it Simple Stupid
January 2022

Rigging game lures can be as simple or as complicated as you want to make it.... Read More >

Measuring up it is all about choice
January 2022

In the nearly 30 years I have been with the magazine, I have seen a quantum leap in the attitude of our readership and the public... Read More >

Black Magic - a 30 Year History
January 2022

2021 marked the 30th anniversary of Black Magic Tackle, a company born from simple beginnings which has gone on to become a force in the world fishing... Read More >

Gamefishing Lures - 2021-2022 Season
January 2022

The keenest gamefishers of the summer season have already sharpened their hooks, re-rigged their new lures and serviced their boat and tackle in anticipation of another... Read More >

Chasing Summer Salmon
January 2022

For Peter Langlands, the sight of glittering silver scales is enough to get some anglers giddy. He shares some sound advice on how to target salmon... Read More >

The Art of Transducer Placement
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After having a few troubles of his own with transducer placement, Deputy Editor Ethan Neville sought help from the best. He reports on his findings about... Read More >

Ford Wildtrak X Review
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When you spend a reasonable portion of your motoring life towing a decent load, you need to be confident your vehicle is fit for purpose.... Read More >

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    Reel Legends Contest Cancelled

    26 January 2022

    In the face of the fast-spreading omicron variant, hosts of the 2022 Reel Legends Fishing competition, a length-based event held at the Marsden Cove marina, have...

    2022 Fish N' Chicks Tournament – STILL GOING AHEAD
    25 January 2022

    Our 2022 Fish N' Chicks tournament is looking bigger and better than ever. With our naming sponsor Stabicraft on board once again and a whole host of... Read More >

    Early season marlin madness
    19 January 2022

    Looking at the numbers coming through the NZSFC’s affiliated clubs, you would think this update was from the middle of the season, not just the start.... Read More >

    Seismic surge creates havoc in Tutukaka
    18 January 2022

    The Whangarei deep Sea anglers Club was looking forward to a busy tournament programme this summer, but a tsunami and resulting surge caused by volcanic activity... Read More >

    Raymarine Trailer Boat Tournament 2022
    17 January 2022

    With 10 days to go, it’s time to start eyeing the weather, assembling your crew, and hitting up the local tackle store for supplies and intel.... Read More >

    Viking Kayaks Factory Fire
    14 January 2022

    A fire tragically destroyed the Viking Kayaks factory in Matamata.... Read More >

    Be in to win...
    12 January 2022

    Summer is here, and with it will no doubt come plenty of fresh fish to the dinner table. To help our subscribers prep their valuable catch,... Read More >

    Lusty & Blundell becomes authorised Victron Repair Centre
    12 January 2022

    Lusty & Blundell will perform both investigation, warranty assessment and the repair of any Victron product within New Zealand or supplied to their wider dealer network... Read More >

    Tauranga 'Fishin' Chicks get ready for a fun time
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    Fish N Chicks are proud to raise funds in 2022 for Tauranga Homes of Hope.... Read More >

    What a way to celebrate!
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