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far north dreaming

Far North dreaming

Five in the morning at Spirits Bay and we were having coffee and Weetbix; after enduring 16 hours behind the wheel from Wellington it was good to finally be going fishing.

YAK FISHING 101

Long-time anglers - First-time paddlers

GREG DIXON - © Fairfax NZ News

At Christmas time, with family members sprawling around tables groaning with calories, declarations are made to get fit, trim down and spend more time fishing.

Fish Science - Old Man Snapper

CAMERON WALSH (SMS LTD), NICK DAVIS (SPC) & DANE BUCKTHOUGHT (NIWA) - © Fairfax NZ News

In November 2007, a snapper taken from New Zealand’s West Coast North Island stock (SNA 8) was later aged at 60 years, one of oldest ever encountered in fisheries research assessing the length and age composition of commercial catches.

Fair Chase - Back to basics tenting

GREG MORTON - MARCH 2009 - © Fairfax NZ News

With a recession casting a pall of despondency over the country, it should come as no surprise that lots of holidaymakers resurrected the tent from the depths of their garages this summer.

Land Based Fishing

A Far North experience

© Fairfax NZ News

I’ve fallen for the Far North, with its potentially endless fishing opportunities year round, and the quantity and the quality of the fish.

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