WELCOME TO ISSUE TWENTY NINE OF RHEEM OFF-SITEWell, we’re back doing life under the ‘red traffic light’ rules, but that hasn’t seemed to slow any of our contributors or readers down. Judging by what we’ve seen on Insta and in the articles we’ve received, a lot of you tradies are still getting out into the great outdoors catching fish, waves and hangovers.Charter Captain Nick Jones kicks off this issue with a beginner’s guide to topwater fishing. As Nick explains, this isn’t the approach to take if you’re looking for easy, relaxing fishing – but the reward of seeing a kingfish smash a lure on the surface makes all the casting well worth the effort. I pick up the pen next for this issue’s Tradie Profile, telling Zar Lawrence’s journey from the trades to professional rugby and back to the trades again. While it’s hard to beat sending it with mates on week-long fishing trips, Struan Purdie reminds us of the joys of spending time in the outdoors with family. He shares a few yarns from a couple of recent heart-warming trips he took with three generations of Purdies. Off-Site’s resident adventure specialist Steve Dickinson then introduces the rapidly growing world of packrafting, before Kerren Packer rounds out the issue with his version of homemade BBQ KFC.As always, get in touch if you have any stories of your own to share. Message us on Instagram (@offsite_magazine) – which is also where we will be providing regular updates on The Great Tradie Fish Off – or flick me an email at ethan@nzfishingnews.co.nz. Enjoy!ETHAN NEVILLE