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.
Havelock North eight-year-old Aidan Wilkins, 31kg dripping wet, was the toast of the New Plymouth fishing fraternity last month when he landed a 79kg striped marlin on 37kg stand-up tackle.
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.