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    Beginners luck for Kiwis

    A spell of poor weather and the lack of charter bookings has led to a pretty quiet ending for our game fishing season.
    Lack of effort leads to lack of results which, in turn makes anglers assume...
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    NZ News: Fantastic season continues

    Early promise continues to materialise into fact, delivering superb game fishing with the Blue Marlin action, in particular, hitting the headlines.

    The La Nina weather pattern has brought warm...
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    Sticky: Best start to NZ game season in years.

    The last few seasons have seen a rather slow start to serious game fishing action, but with coastal Marlin running on further into late autumn than might be the expected.
    Highly experienced...
  4. Early start to game season in New Zealand

    With the La Nina weather pattern bringing warm humid conditions and a prevailing north easterly, we expected and hoped for an early start to the game fishing season.

    Sightings of flying fish,...
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    Getting the Blues?

    Unfortunately, there a few places left in the world where an angler can realistically seek the capture of a giant Bluefin Tuna. New Zealand is able to buck this trend, but for how much longer, as...
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    Sticky: NZ game fish challenge anglers.

    As the weather turns more wintry thoughts and actions start to move away from game fishing, which is a pity as the signs are there that some very big Striped Marlin and Broadbill remain to be caught....
  7. Marlin, Marlin everywhere but………

    Here in New Zealand, we are having the strangest game season.

    Such promise of a very early start, diminished into a contradictory late start and results, so far, have been unpredictable to...
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    Sticky: NZ progress report. February 2010

    With our game season now fully underway, catch reports are coming in thick & fast.

    Striped Marlin are around in good numbers all around the coast of the top half of the North Island, with the Bay...
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    Kiwi quality

    With Marlin & Tuna present, not so far offshore in September, we were hoping for a very early start to our New Zealand game fishing season.

    A monster Yellowtail Kingfish of 110lbs, rattling the...
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    Sticky: NZ Newsletter September 2009

    Our very short winter season for giant Bluefin Tuna is ending and, although, numbers were slightly down on previous years (though one boat still managed 25+ fish), there was still plenty of...
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    Sticky: ‘Icing on the cake’ in NZ

    It has been a truly memorable game fishing season in New Zealand.
    Our ban on commercial fishing for Marlin, seems to be paying real dividends.

    As previously reported, the numbers of Striped...
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    Sticky: Game season still red hot down under!

    As we approach mid-March the big game fishing in New Zealand is still red-hot on the coast & is shaping up to be one of the best seasons for several years.

    Whilst occasional storms & shifting blue...
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    Sticky: Late start to NZ game season but what great action!

    In stark contrast to last season, the fish have really kept us waiting.

    Despite the early arrival of a few Blues and the occasional Striped Marlin, the main schools of fish didn’t arrive until the...
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    Sticky: Weather restricts short NZ Bluefin season further

    The amazing Bluefin Tuna fishery off the South Island is preciously short in length; so bad luck with the weather over this winter’s season has made the available forays, out hunting these huge fish,...
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    Sticky: NZ Game Season still full of hope.

    The continued La Nina weather pattern continues to frustrate the would-be hardcore game fisherman in New Zealand.

    With most of the tourist game fishing trips over, it is left to the serious fishos...
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    Sticky: It's hard to call - down under!

    March 2008.

    What a strange season we are experiencing off the coast of New Zealand.

    As per my earlier reports, warm water came in early and the Mahimahi & Blue Marlin were well ahead of...
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    Sticky: The New Year Blues (NZ)

    New Year was welcomed along with the early arrival of Blue Marlin.

    First contacts were lost, one after 5 hours on 24kg tackle!
    The first official Blue was tagged & released from the Bay of...
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    Sticky: New Zealand Marlin for Christmas

    :)NZ Marlin for Christmas

    The continuous strong, humid north-easterlies which kindly accelerated the arrival of warm game fishing water have proved a “double-edged sword” by keeping the boats...
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    Sticky: Game on in New Zealand

    GAME ON IN NEW ZEALAND!
    Well, it seems the earlier predictions were right as the first game fish of the season have been taken to herald the start of an early season.

    Yellowfin Tuna have arrived...
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    Sticky: Very early start to New Zealand’s game fishing season?

    Very early start to New Zealand’s game fishing season?

    After a late start to last season’s game fishing, the prospect of the other extreme happening seems highly probable this time around.
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    Bluefin are firing!

    The run of giant Pacific Bluefin Tuna expected off the Hokitika Trench was later arriving than usual…….but the fish have made up for it in style, with big numbers present...
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    Sticky: Bluefin Are Firing

    Bluefin are firing!

    The run of giant Pacific Bluefin Tuna expected off the Hokitika Trench was later arriving than usual…….but the fish have made up for it in style, with big numbers present...
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