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- To provide a forum for discussion and information sharing related to fishing and fishing practices in New Zealand.
- To create a friendly environment for individuals with an interest in fishing or the marine environment to interact online.
- To encourage ethical fishing methods and standards.
- To raise awareness of issues relevant to recreational fishing.
Deleting inappropriate posts and threads
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