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Does anyone happily fix rods locally?
Seems like the options are to either send the rod away and have it done by the manufacturer (which takes months) or if you're lucky you get handed a piece of paper on the quiet with a guy's name on it...

Started Feb 2nd, 2019 at 7:42am by el_trout_whisperer
5 864 Last Post Feb 5th, 2019 at 6:55pm
By: bufferzone
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Upper Wanganui
Hey Guys , planning a trip to fish the upper Wanganui via Turanagi . Just wondering if anyone could help with access to the river itself from Kapoors Rd and the condition of the road ? Cheers for any ...

Started Feb 4th, 2019 at 6:13am by whirinaki
3 702 Last Post Feb 5th, 2019 at 4:25am
By: Nomads
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Upper Retaruke River
Hey all, does anyone know of accommodation options around the Upper Retaruke/Kaiteke area (central north island)  Cheers

Started Jan 22nd, 2019 at 2:51am by Nakiman
11 1941 Last Post Feb 4th, 2019 at 3:43am
By: kaitieke1
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Info beg - where to take a couple of newbies (headed to coast via Arthurs pass)
Hope you're all having a great season / new year. I've been untrusted to take a couple of relatives fishing.
Was thinking somewhere between Springfield and Cass, possibly Lake Lyndon. Not hunting...

Started Jan 2nd, 2019 at 10:07am by el_trout_whisperer
9 2347 Last Post Jan 27th, 2019 at 2:35am
By: Micky Duck
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Spin fishing the Waiau and Hurunui Rivers
Hi Guys,
Have been driving over the Hurunui and Waiau rivers daily for 9 years and have finally thought it might be a good idea to have a go at fishing them.
Just after any useful info that ...

Started Jan 24th, 2019 at 9:13am by sikahunter
1 643 Last Post Jan 26th, 2019 at 9:31am
By: Davie
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Whanganui River
Hi all, does anyone have contact details for the farmer that manages Wangapeki X Trust farm at the end of Hohotaka Road where it crosses the Whanganui River?

Started Jan 25th, 2019 at 10:46pm by Nakiman
0 445 Last Post Jan 25th, 2019 at 10:46pm
By: Nakiman
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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 2713 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 1851 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 1894 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 1320 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 1094 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 1092 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 1331 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 1181 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 1059 Last Post Nov 1st, 2018 at 10:04pm
By: Nomads
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