It was the catch of a decade... a fish so big it needed a marina crane to land it.
Good news for anglers – recent rains have boosted the number of trout making their spawning runs up Rotorua rivers.
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Braided rivers can be daunting at first sight, but overcoming the challenges are often very rewarding.
Paul Hargreaves caught a 370kg broadbill swordfish aboard a 7 metre boat, just shy of the New Zealand record.