Ten years on - not ten years old!
"Ten years! Really?" is the typical reaction to the news that we're entering the tenth series of The ITM Fishing Show, and I can understand the disbelief because I feel the same way. Over two hundred episodes later it still feels like we're just a little number eight wire television production company trying to mix it with the big boys in the television industry - and I guess we are.
It will come as no surprise to readers to hear The ITM Fishing Show made it to the top three of the annual TV Guide's 'Best on the Box' competition.
No, we're not talking about blowing one up - this marlin was caught from one!
When keen fisher June Rhind went to Cape Reinga over Easter Weekend for four days of fishing, little did she know that something very special was in store for her.
Judah Heihei, co-chairman of the Hokianga Accord, passed away peacefully and unexpectedly at the end of March.
Many friends and whanau of Judah and the Hokianga Accord attended his tangi, held at Te Tii Marae in the Bay of Islands several days later.
A hot topic over the past month has been the initiative by several South Islanders to create an over-arching body to represent all marine recreational fishing interests.