9 From the Helm

Nick Jones harks back to where it all began.

10 Marlin DIY (Part 3)

Ben Brown’s concluding crescendo on catching marlin.

18 Chasing the Dream

How to make the most of your fishing travel, courtesy of the experienced Sam Mossman.

26 Skinny Water, High Summer Trout

Andrew Harding discusses tactics for low-water trout fishing, complemented by a backdrop of amazing imagery.

34 NZ Fishing News Subscription Offer

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36 News

Catch up on all the latest happenings in the fishing realm.

46 Opinion: Canterbury Anglers Suffer

Peter van Eekelen exposes more woes for Canterbury saltwater anglers.

48 Export Comp Update

See who’s leading the charge in NZ’s best free online fishing competition and check out this season’s $85,000 Prize Boat which you can win just by participating!

52 Recipes

Yes, Chef!

56 Fishing Personalities: Pete Lamb

Grant Dixon catches up with a legendary, bearded, Wellingtonian fish whisperer.

62 Fair Chase

Greg Morton is forced to dig deeply into his bag of tricks.

64 Jigging in the Jungle

Mat Cranswick offers advice for lake jigging success.

72 Heavy & Soft on Kings

Softbaiting with heavy tackle is something rarely seen in NZ, but Mark Kitteridge shows us how it can be effective on kings.

78 Guessing Game: Estimating Fish Weights

An educational piece from Helen Horrocks.

84 Destination: Tasman Bay

Top of the South guru Dan Govier shares his knowledge about the region.

90 Waimarama Beach Yakking

Hawke’s Bay kayak fishing with Blair Whiting.

96 How to Pot for Crayfish

Potting tips and tricks from the experts.

102 NZFN Project Boat: The Bits & Bobs

Nick Jones covers the small but important features of the NZ Fishing News vessel.

104 Tackle Review: PENN Fierce

We check out the affordable PENN Fierce Live Liner spin combo.

108 Tackle Review: Vexed Terminal Tackle

Should the fish be vexed, though?

112 LegaSea Update

A fisheries management update from our mates who are fighting the good fight for recreational fishers.

114 Around the Traps

Get the latest info from around the recreational fishing industry.
Meatballin’ marlin, photographed by the talented (and perhaps gilled) Sam Wild.