Story: Recreational sea fishing

Spottie and snapper

Spottie and snapper

Nick Theodorou (12) holds up the spottie which won him second place in Wellington’s 1990 Under-14 Longest Spottie contest. He also holds a big snapper caught by another lucky angler. Children are often introduced to recreational fishing by catching easy species such as spotties, before moving on to more challenging fish.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Evening Post Collection (PAColl-0614)
Reference: NZ/Recreation/Fishing 1990 (3)
Photograph by Melanie Burford

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How to cite this page:

Carl Walrond, 'Recreational sea fishing - A rewarding pastime', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 25 June 2024)

Story by Carl Walrond, published 12 Jun 2006