It's not Country Calendar...but it's on at the same time!
7.00pm Saturday Night TV3!
I've just got back from the deep South and to put it plainly, it was awesome! I had some time in the hills, some time out on the water, and some time under the water... and saw the most crayfish I have ever seen! Our footage will show every crack full of feelers and spines and big buck crays walking around in the open. The prolific cray numbers are partly due to the great white shark that hangs around the rock, and I admit to thinking about it more than once as I slipped into the cold water right on day break, but as soon as I saw the crays I was literally giggling aloud underwater. The fishing down there was equally as good as the diving, the deep South of our country is as bountiful as it is beautiful.
During my travels I got to rub shoulders with plenty of Southerners and shared a few beers and some good yarns. Amidst the discussions most of them asked "when is your show back on mate?" I thought it was old news that it's on in prime time these days, 7pm Saturday nights on TV3, "the new series starts May 5th" I reply. I often got a blank look followed by "haven't noticed it there".
With a little probing it turns out that they're watching Country Calendar like they have been religiously for the last 20 years and they had no idea that our fishing action is playing out at the same time on TV3. So if you can't remember the timeslot, remember this, if you find yourself watching Country Calendar, quickly change to TV3.
We've got some cracker action in this series and some exciting new underwater footage that reveals how snapper and kingfish feed. The footage has given us some great insights, which we've used to improve our success, and we share it all on the show. So we're genuinely gutted when we hear that one of our fans has missed some epic footage and a chance to learn how to improve their fishing because they were learning how to improve their milk solids yield.
So check out the new series starting May 5th, 7pm on TV3, and come say hi on our facebook page.
Till next time...keep 'em tight
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5th May 2012 7.00pm TV3 Car Ferry Fishing
Matt is joined by radio personalities Rog and Bryce from 'The Rock' who hijack the Fullers car ferry in the Bay of Islands for a fishing trip. While broadcasting live on the radio, the team set about catching enough fish to feed everyone on the ferry. Matt takes matters into his own hands and goes for a free dive and then takes off in his little boat to catch some big fish in the shallows.
12th May 2012 7.00pm TV3 Bluefin For Beginners
If you have ever thought you couldn't handle a big gamefish, or perhaps it wasn't your cup of tea, then you need to see Matt take a couple of regular kiwi blokes out for their first big game fishing experience, and put them up against a giant bluefin tuna. The big adventure for the newbie anglers is captured beautifully in the stunning footage from above and below the water.
19th May 2012 7.00pm TV3 Bluefin for Beginners Part 2
The action continues as Matt and the team fish all day and all night to help make two newbie fishers wildest fishing dreams come true. In a drama filled episode they battle fatigue, weather and some of the toughest fish in the ocean.
26th May 2012 7.00pm TV3 The Coromandel Competition
Matt and his team have come up with a new format for a fishing competition and they trial it with a keen bunch of anglers in the Coromandel and Hauraki Gulf. While the aim is enjoyment and sustainable fishing, Matt and his team are out to win, but the local teams might just have the upper hand. Between the teams, kingfish, snapper, kahawai and trevally are targeted with every technique imaginable.
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