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When time stands still **Video Clip**
Dan and I venture into a lower North Island back country river in search of "spotted gold" and were not disappointed with what we found. Some great conditioned browns up to 6.5lb on dry fly and nymph ...

Started Jan 7th, 2019 at 1:08pm by TroutboyNZ
11 2420 Last Post Jan 20th, 2019 at 2:47am
By: headcase
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As always when I venture into the fishing section I'm after a bit of advice.
I'm no fisherman but I've got into the habit of spinning for trout occasionally on my West Coast family holidays. Esse...

Started Jan 8th, 2017 at 11:10pm by footsore
9 1679 Last Post Dec 29th, 2018 at 2:25am
By: sako
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Re slivering spinners
Does anyone know if Gilbertís in pleasant point still does the re- silvering of Zed spinners anymore.
Or maybee another alternative business that does a nice silver , not stainless.
There us...

Started Oct 8th, 2018 at 1:02am by smokin salmon
6 1738 Last Post Dec 17th, 2018 at 12:15am
By: padox
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Wading Boots.
Hi Anglers.
Can anyone offer some advice on a good pair of non-slip wading boots?
Mine are slippery as-mainly due to wear and tear but also my knees ain't what they used to be-also due to we...

Started Nov 30th, 2018 at 9:51pm by Baz
9 1106 Last Post Dec 5th, 2018 at 7:23pm
By: Baz
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Lake Aniwhenua advice
Hi Team
Any tip for fishing the lake? Looking to take the kids down tomorrow for the day, will take the boat.
Will take spinners and soft plastics for the kids. Indicator nymphing or lure on...

Started Oct 5th, 2018 at 3:39am by ted6.5
2 1000 Last Post Nov 25th, 2018 at 9:40pm
By: andrew-simpson
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Question on the definition of "bait" in anglers notice
I was thinking of using mullet pieces to catch trout or kahawai in my local river. After reading the rules on bait again I believe I can't do so. Under the definition of bait it states

I am t

Started Nov 7th, 2018 at 5:03am by J32
3 1003 Last Post Nov 9th, 2018 at 6:18am
By: J32
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filleting percentage
Winknot for catch and release Grin Grin
tonight I filleted 5 trout which had combined gill n gutted weight of 12lb
recovered 4 1/2lb of skinned n boned fillets
be interested to see how other...

Started Sep 25th, 2018 at 6:59am by Micky Duck
7 1234 Last Post Nov 7th, 2018 at 5:07am
By: J32
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Taking my wife Salmon fishing up the Rakaia
Hi all... never been salmon fishing before, but my wife is keen to give it a go... just wondering if anyone can recommend a guide to take us out for a day, up one of the rivers near Christchurch, pref...

Started Nov 1st, 2018 at 4:12am by Cuzza
5 1085 Last Post Nov 3rd, 2018 at 7:55pm
By: fletty
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High Country opening for Canterbury
I initially thought the opening was on the first Sat in Nov. But the regulations this year say the 4th Nov (Sunday)??

Started Oct 30th, 2018 at 11:10am by Huntsouth
5 965 Last Post Nov 1st, 2018 at 10:04pm
By: Nomads
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Whanganui River Headwaters
Anyone got info how to get there to chase the trout. Seen vids on YT and they go in on 4wheelers.

Started Oct 12th, 2018 at 8:47am by sako
12 1775 Last Post Oct 30th, 2018 at 10:04am
By: tim41
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Dozers and diggers Rakaia riverbed.
Afternoon people. Was just wondering what consents etc the diggers/bulldozers have to have on the Rakaia river below the main road bridge to shift shingle or divert streams etc for ( irrigation?) or w...

Started Oct 24th, 2018 at 5:34am by smokin salmon
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By: Trout
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WTB Okuma xfactor 8.0" two piece Downrigger Rod
WTB Okuma xfactor 8.0" two piece Downrigger Rod

Started Oct 28th, 2018 at 3:29am by gutshooter
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By: gutshooter
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Good old FishnGame Canterbury
investing a bequest to  see if you can crack it open sums up your lack of ...

Started Oct 1st, 2018 at 8:18am by Wanda_Ra
2 827 Last Post Oct 2nd, 2018 at 7:19am
By: ReelLuckyBouy
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Manawatu River boat access points?
Can anyone please point me to a map of places where one could drive a vehicle to the edge of the Manawatu river to launch/retrieve a larger boat?
Barring a map, a bit of direction would be greatl...

Started Sep 28th, 2018 at 10:25pm by willfish
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By: willfish
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Ohinemuri River
Retiring soon and would like to have a go at fishing this river, have spinning gear but what to use?? Also have fly rod and floating line this any good??? Are there any fish here??

Started Sep 7th, 2018 at 2:04am by duck shooter
6 1209 Last Post Sep 18th, 2018 at 12:09pm
By: -Camo-
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