Marine park meetings next week

Recreational fishing will be enhanced in the Marlborough Sounds by a ban on commercial fin fishing, says Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy.

"People will be able to draw their own conclusions and ask if this is good for Marlborough, and what does the region really want?"

Lines down for One Base fishing comp

Bill Sinclair is looking forward to another One Base competition filled with fun and good fishing.

More than 20 years ago Bill Sinclair took part in the One Base competition and had an experience he will never forget. 

Marlin are here

Marlin have arrived in numbers in Taranaki waters with 20 caught this season.

The marlin are here and the fishermen are out to reel them in.

Capital boaties well behaved

Senior Sergeant Dave Houston is the officer in charge of the Police's Wellington maritime unit. Behind him is the unit's main vessel, the Lady Elizabeth IV.

Boaties taking to Wellington Harbour over summer have been pretty well behaved, according to the head of Wellington's police maritime unit.

No 'frying pan rule'

It is illegal to have filleted blue cod on your boat in the Marlborough Sounds unless they are for immediate consumption.

Fisheries officer's orders to cook a fillet straight away was a joke, MPI says - but it's still not laughing.

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