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Young Anglers Nationals Competitions
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In 2021, a group of keen junior anglers from across the country came together to form the NZSFC ‘Youth Committee'. One of their first projects was... Read More >

Trout - Fishing the Twin Kaweka Lakes
December 2022

New Zealand and big brown trout are synonymous but as James Fuller tramped along a meandering forest path in the middle of nowhere with a baby... Read More >

Skagit Fly Fishing Technique
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The two most important laws of fly fishing are that you must be able to cast the fly to the fish and then present it in... Read More >

Lows and Highs of a Contest Angler
November 2022

Mark Kitteridge experienced the very best and the very worst of contest fishing during a recent competition. He shares the story of the trip…... Read More >

New Zealand Fishing News 2022 Christmas Gift Guide
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The beauty about buying gifts for anglers and boaties is that there is an endless range of options – everything from the latest lure through to... Read More >

The Wilkies: Lifelong Crayfishers
November 2022

As a younger diehard recreational angler, I used to view commercial fishers as the ‘bad guys’. But with age and experience comes some wisdom, and now... Read More >

Bait vs Lures
November 2022

Mark Kitteridge weighs in on one of the oldest angling debates…... Read More >

The Ugly Side of the Modern Fishing World
November 2022

Charter Captain Nick Jones shares his thoughts on a new Kiwi business selling fishing spots.... Read More >

Export NZ Fishing Competition – Quarterly Update
October 2022

It’s been a cracking start to the 2022-23 season of the Export NZ Fishing Competition!... Read More >

Great Prize Package for ARHT Lottery
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Money raised from the current Auckland Westpac Rescue Trust’s lottery will help save lives and fund at least 185 missions this summer. Last year, the Auckland... Read More >

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