Special Publications

Special Publications

TAMING THE TIGER TROUT
TAMING THE TIGER TROUT

Josiah Atkinson has spent considerable time searching for the rare tiger trout, and not without success. He shares some of his hard-earned lessons on how to tame the tiger…

Special Publications Mar 15, 2021
HAMISH WARD
HAMISH WARD

Brewing beer is one of the oldest and most noble of trades. From the deeply spiritual processes mastered in European monasteries, through to the bloke in his garage just desperate to make something drinkable, the desire to create beer is a not so secret passion of most males on this planet. Hamish Ward is another on the list of legends who take brewing seriously, and it didn’t take long for him to become one of NZ’s best.

Special Publications Nov 16, 2020
Kiwi
Kiwi

Teams from Kiwis for kiwi and Rheem have been “on the tools” recently, partnering with Kaipara Kiwi to plant 1900 trees. Their efforts were part of the Mataia Restoration project, which is seeking to create a 1300-hectare kiwi safe-haven in the Kaipara region.

Special Publications Nov 16, 2020
Steady Hot Strong
Steady Hot Strong

When Rheem heard families were going without hot water this winter as a result of COVID-19’s economic impact, they acted quickly. Their idea was to donate water heaters to Kiwis in need, but the first hurdle they faced was installation – something which can only be done by registered plumbers and gasfitters.

Special Publications Nov 16, 2020
Gemma O'Brien
Gemma O'Brien

Architect, freediver and tiny house builder, Gemma O’Brien is what you might call a super-achiever, writes Helen Horrocks. In between her architectural work, various home projects and daily breath-hold exercises, Gemma took the time to chat to Helen over the phone during lockdown.

Special Publications Nov 16, 2020
BOAT BUYING
BOAT BUYING

Here is a checklist of common potential issues that should be checked before buying a second-hand boat

Special Publications Nov 12, 2020
ROCKET LAUNCHERS
ROCKET LAUNCHERS

Apart from active ‘fishing’ rod holders, there are others that are designed mostly to store and carry rods, to keep them out of the way, and to protect them from getting knocked around. Variations include rod holders inside the boat (which help keep the spray away from your reels), holders built around a bait station (which may also be fishing positions) and multiple position overhead units called ‘rocket launchers’ for obvious reasons. When looking at a boat, reach up to see if you can comfortably access the top rod holders – there is little point in having extra storage if you can’t reach it!

Special Publications Nov 12, 2020
RODHOLDERS
RODHOLDERS

It is a standing joke that sometimes ‘Roddy’ (the rod holder) is the best fisherman on the boat, as rods left unattended in rod holders sometimes catch the most fish. They are certainly important fishing accessories, particularly when correctly positioned and aligned.

Special Publications Nov 12, 2020
ANCHORS  AND ANCHORING
ANCHORS AND ANCHORING

Anchoring is an important aspect of fishing and boating in general. Good ground tackle is also important safety equipment. For example, if you are being blown down onto a rocky coast with your engine out of commission, you really want your anchor to hold!

Special Publications Nov 12, 2020
THE CONFIGURATION
THE CONFIGURATION

Moving past hull type, there are a range of topside configurations that may be considered. Hard tops (open-back or enclosed), cuddy cabins, centre consoles, centre cabins, side consoles and dories (open boats) are some of them. The choice is usually governed by the size of the boat and its intended use.

Special Publications Nov 12, 2020
KINGFISH  FROM A KAYAK
KINGFISH FROM A KAYAK

Over the last decade or so, kayak fishing has been one of the fastest growing aspects of recreational fishing. Low outlay and running costs, combined with portability and the opportunity for some exercise have seen kayaks as the vessel of choice for many anglers.

Special Publications Nov 12, 2020
Who owns the fish?
Who owns the fish?

This issue heralded the start of the Kahawai Legal Challenge, spearheaded by option4.co.nz – a forerunner to what today is known as Legacy.

Special Publications Nov 12, 2020