New Zealand Fishing News
New Zealand Fishing News
I am 29 years young and live in the mighty hutt valley, north of wellington. I have lived in the vibrant valley all my life with the family. I am a serial socialiser who can’t say no to a couple of beers around a bbq, golf with the boys, or taking my best mate, goldie (aptly named after my favourite beer – export gold), for a walk.
I had two friends from overseas visiting for a so-called “ fishing trip,” with high hopes of getting into a few decent new zealand species. Although there had been big promises made, the trip had been out of was coming to an end and the chances of getting a weather window were and morning gap mid-week that showed itself up north, so we packed the wagon and boosted up to northland hoping the weatherman was right for once and that the water was clean.
Jenny Parker - passionate, enthusiastic, bubbly, gregarious, hard-working - are just some of the words that describe this month's Colorcote Tradie.
This month we're back with our quickfire Q+A-style interview featuring Fhys Fitt - qualified builder, surfer, dad, and Red Beach local frother.
Tradespeople, I think we all know the kiwi construction industry is tougher now than ever. All of us feel just how demanding and exhausting the daily grind can be. The never-ending battle with concrete, steel, timber, piping, and cable. The impending deadlines and life’s external stresses attempt to infiltrate our being. A taxing combination that easily leaves us feeling tired and burnt out we’ve all been there at some point (or still are).
A few hundred years ago, millions of kiwi flooded our forests. Despite their tendency to stay hidden, kiwi were unmissable and eventually became the unlikely symbol for an entire nation’s cultural identity.
Throughout the race, we interviewed competitors about their reasons for doing such an insane race. Some simply wanted to prove to themselves that they could do it; others thrived off the remote country that they would otherwise never visit; while some couldn’t really come up with an answer.
I met Benny at Kita Café in Morningside, central-ish Auckland. He wasn’t hard to recognise – Kina Construction merch was on full show and an unmistakable tradie-sized large flat white was already sitting in front of him.
Chasing workups can often be an incredibly exciting and rewarding way to catch fish at this time of year. But, like many styles of fishing, it can also sometimes be an expensive and frustrating way to fish. Luckily, there are a few things you can do to maximise your precious time out there while chasing those gannets around.
It is generally accepted that the kingfish in NZ largely ‘disappear’ for the winter months. They typically head to an unknown destination to fatten up and count down the days until they can make an appearance on every pinnacle and hotspot in the country during summer.