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Allan Burgess
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Hook, line, and sinker: Our fishing hobby that’s bigger than rugby

On Port Taranaki’s lee breakwater fibre technician Jake Macapagal’s​ two sons, Kiel​ and Migiel​, are excitedly dangling lines into the water to catch mackerel.

On a grey, windy Saturday morning the New Plymouth fishing spot can be a bleak place to hang out.

“They woke me up early this morning and said ‘Daddy, we want to go fishing’,” Macapagal says.

“We all like coming down here because there’s no stress.”

It should be no surprise that fishing is a popular pastime in an island nation such as New Zealand with 15,000km of coastline.

Read the full story by Mike Watson, 8 January 20120, at Stuff.co.nz