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Kingfish on the fly rod .....
Hi everyone,
Managed to catch my first fly rod-caught kingfish a couple of days ago ...... what awesome fun that was !!!
Wee video here for you to watch. (First portion of the video is about...

Started Jan 23rd, 2018 at 7:52am by Mtn Breeze
4 3071 Last Post Jan 24th, 2018 at 10:05am
By: Stagrinon
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Murchison Fly Fishing ...
Hi everyone,
I spent a week or so in the Murchison area over the Christmas period mainly white water kayaking but took a day out to fish a back country river.
Great weather, clear water, gre...

Started Jan 7th, 2018 at 12:26am by Mtn Breeze
4 3616 Last Post Jan 9th, 2018 at 11:10am
By: Mtn Breeze
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Kayak fishing Papamoa Domain 22nd Nov.
Went out for a kayak fish off Papamoa Domain yesterday morning towing a soft bait along the bottom.  Paddled out to my mark over a cockle bed about 2.5km out. 
The soft bait got molested by leat...

Started Nov 24th, 2017 at 3:27am by productovnz
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West Coast fly fishing ... Crooked river 'quick flick'
Hi everyone,
A mate and I had a couple of spare hours one afternoon recently so had a 'quick flick' in the Crooked river here on the West Coast.
Hope you enjoy it ...

Started Nov 20th, 2017 at 12:42am by Mtn Breeze
0 2574 Last Post Nov 20th, 2017 at 12:42am
By: Mtn Breeze
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First time Freshwater Fishing in NZ
Had a great first day of fishing. My first catch measured 47 cm and weight 1.65 kg (3.6 pounds ?).
Going back out tomorrow for a few hours.

Started Oct 6th, 2017 at 2:37am by J32
6 2575 Last Post Oct 17th, 2017 at 10:09am
By: Trout
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Salmon fishing in Alaska.....
Just got back from 6 weeks in Alaska.   The salmon took a beating while we were there. We stayed with friends at Palmer and didn't waste any time getting on the water.  Second day we were there we too...

Started Sep 1st, 2017 at 2:49pm by UstaBZee
9 3494 Last Post Oct 6th, 2017 at 2:37am
By: J32
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Wet Sand and surf rods
The conditions seemed just about right for a beach fish, Mike was going boating early in the morning for  a Crayfish trip so declined my invitation.
I decided to head down to the local immediatel...

Started Mar 13th, 2017 at 5:24am by ICEMAN
13 4940 Last Post Jun 2nd, 2017 at 10:54am
By: ramjet
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Missing Rod and Reel
Back in 1983 or 1984 my dad, michael lee, backpacked new zealand as a young man (We are from california). He asked where to fish and was told about a fast moving river or creek south of Taupo great fo...

Started May 9th, 2017 at 8:37pm by Jessicalee
3 2309 Last Post May 13th, 2017 at 10:58am
By: SF90
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Flat seas and groper!
The marine forecast and wind conditions looked so mint for Saturday we opted out of duck shooting our pond on opening morning in favour of fishing.
The ducks could wait until Sunday (today) to be...

Started May 8th, 2016 at 6:18pm by groperman
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25 12397 Last Post Mar 1st, 2017 at 10:32pm
By: WassupO8
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Long life bait
Just need opinions on what to do for bait and burley on multi day trips when cold storage is a problem. Been doing a few longer trips in the trailer sailor, including 9 days up at great barrier and ha...

Started Feb 9th, 2017 at 10:41am by bigbang
9 3350 Last Post Mar 1st, 2017 at 9:18am
By: bigbang
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3 metre fish no match.
With Spiny dog fish and carpet sharks in plague numbers a different approach was needed to get a feed..
The fish (teeth marks look like a great whites) that took a couple of bites out of this de...

Started Jun 4th, 2016 at 9:14pm by ICEMAN
10 5672 Last Post Jan 25th, 2017 at 10:13am
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Manawatu-Wanganui sea fishing comp
Another well run comp, well it was, so long as you read and obeyed the rules.
A few skippers opted out due to various reasons, but many others headed out over the bar as high tide arrived, after...

Started Jan 24th, 2017 at 4:48am by ICEMAN
4 1950 Last Post Jan 24th, 2017 at 9:48am
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Fishing in the Manawatu River
Today I had a mate out and he has never caught or seen a trout before. We both took our fishing rods down. About 15 minutes I landed a small rainbow.
I snapped a quick photo and let my mate relea...

Started Sep 19th, 2016 at 9:29am by S.Teahan
3 2356 Last Post Jan 12th, 2017 at 4:26am
By: HuntFishSleep
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west is best
Stole the heading from Aunty, lol
The weather opened a very small window of opportunity on this often rugged coast and by mid afternoon the sea had settled nicely.
My favourite sized eating...

Started Nov 26th, 2016 at 2:09am by ICEMAN
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By: HuntFishSleep
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Hamilton Trip
Saturday morning   3rd December   0330 saw me gulping down a coffee and along with a  bowl of nutri grain  and sliced banana.  I was off to Hamilton for our once a year Shinza (black belts grading)<br...

Started Dec 6th, 2016 at 6:20am by ICEMAN
2 1863 Last Post Dec 6th, 2016 at 8:44am
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