Inflatable Boat – Is it any good for fishing?

The 2.7m inflatable boat was very light and portable.

Inflatable Boat – Is it any good for fishing? The author Allan Burgess at the helm and guide Brent Beadle in the bow at Lake Brunner. To the best of our knowledge the firm Better Boats mentioned in this article is no longer operating. However as many anglers will have considered the usefulness of this type of small inflatable boat for fishing More...

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A sheltered bay at Lake Coleridge
By Allan Burgess On Monday, March 23rd, 2015
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McLay 460 Softie Trailer Boat

A sheltered bay at Lake Coleridge. McLay 460 Softie Trailer Boat The McLay Softie range extends from 2.4 metres to an impressive 6 metre model. Although Steve McLay has been build­ing alloy boats at his Milton More...

Stabi-Craft 490
By Allan Burgess On Monday, March 23rd, 2015
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Stabi-Craft 490 RBB Test

Stabi-Craft 490 RBB Test The smart metallic paint job gives the Stabi-Craft 490 a sleek appearance. Having had a great run from the little Stabi-Craft 430 for over a year, I was very keen to try out its big brother More...

The nifty light-weight Stabi-Craft 430 is very easy to handle and launch. You can poke it in the water just about any where which is a useful asset when it is a long drive to a concrete boat ramp.
By Allan Burgess On Monday, March 23rd, 2015
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Stabi-Craft 430

It is a simple matter of stepping onto the low tread plate foot rail that runs the length of both sides and climbing in. Ease of handling makes this an ideal craft for investigating lake margins. Stabi-Craft 430 Having More...

All boats have their advantages and limitations. A McLay 530 Fisherman.
By Allan Burgess On Sunday, March 22nd, 2015
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Buying Your First Boat

All boats have their advantages and limitations. A McLay 530 Fisherman. Tips, advice and points to consider before buying your first boat Which boat should I purchase? This old question is similar to that other More...

McLay 530 boat.
By Allan Burgess On Sunday, March 22nd, 2015
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McLay 530 Fisherman

McLay 530 Fisherman. If you’re after albacore tuna off Kaikoura, snapper in the Marlborough Sounds, cray diving and blue cod fishing out of Motunau, boating around Banks Peninsula, cod, salmon and shark off More...

This salmon angler has crossed the Rangitata River to fish the beach on the south side of the lagoon. The best salmon fishing is usually on the south side of the major east coast river-mouths.
By Allan Burgess On Sunday, March 22nd, 2015
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Outboard Jet Units – Great for Salmon and Trout Fishing in Braided Rivers

This salmon angler has crossed the Rangitata River to fish the beach on the south side of the lagoon. The best salmon fishing is usually on the south side of the major east coast river-mouths. Outboard Jet Units Have More...

The Wooldridge Jet Boat offers practicality, durability, and rugged construction.
By Allan Burgess On Sunday, March 22nd, 2015
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Wooldridge Jet Boat

Wooldridge Jet Boat The Wooldridge Jet Boat offers practicality, durability, and rugged construction. Have you ever been fishing in the Rakaia, Rangitata, or Waitaki Rivers and watched as a prop-driven boat has More...

Two anglers can carry the 12' 6" Porta Bote Genesis III down to the water's edge.
By Allan Burgess On Sunday, March 22nd, 2015
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Porta Bote Genesis III Test

Porta Bote Genesis III Review by Allan Burgess The Porta Bote is ideal on smaller South Island lakes. Here a big rainbow trout has been caught on light spinning tackle while drifting and casting on Canterbury’s More...

Standing affords a better view when navigating the river's braids.
By Allan Burgess On Sunday, March 22nd, 2015
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Aqua Jet Small 1600cc Suburu Engine Jet Boat Review

Aqua Jet has many advantages Standing affords a better view when navigating the river’s braids. Aqua Jet inventor and designer the late Peter Keir came up with a brilliant new design that brings jet boating More...