370kg swordfish too big for boat

Success – but almost too much of it! This broadbill proved too heavy to bring on board, so had to be bent around the stern.

It was the catch of a decade... a fish so big it needed a marina crane to land it.

Rotorua trout launch spawning runs

A spawning run in a Rotorua stream.

Good news for anglers – recent rains have boosted the number of trout making their spawning runs up Rotorua rivers.

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Top tips for fishing braided rivers

One of the great things about braided rivers is the variety of fish available - in this case a chunky little rainbow.

Braided rivers can be daunting at first sight, but overcoming the challenges are often very rewarding.

Season's largest catch

The 370kg broadbill measures 3.9 metres in length, over half the boat's size.

Paul Hargreaves caught a 370kg broadbill swordfish aboard a 7 metre boat, just shy of the New Zealand record.

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