Story: Recreational sea fishing

Bay of Islands Swordfish Club, Russell

Bay of Islands Swordfish Club, Russell

The Bay of Islands Swordfish Club is the oldest game-fishing club in New Zealand, with clubhouses in Paihia and Russell. Over 150 gamefish world records have been set by members, who include juniors and overseas visitors. In 2006, members released more than 60% of their total catch.

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Carl Walrond, 'Recreational sea fishing - Big-game fishing: methods, clubs and conservation', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 25 May 2022)

Story by Carl Walrond, published 12 Jun 2006