At the Limits - Senator 750
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Live Baits at Dawn

Live Baits at Dawn Some fishing trips seem to be doomed not to happen, yet as Sam Mossman found, perseverance can pay off in the end. One such seemingly doomed trip, finally fished on the last day of March this year, had been about 12 months in...

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Taking it to the bank

One of the good things about working at Fishing News is travelling the country, meeting different people, checking out their boats and (sometimes) going fishing in them. Click to view full article ...

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Boats Of Interest – Senator Inshore 400

Earlier this year, Napier boat builder Senator Boats released a new model, a 4.10m pontoon boat. To them it seemed unremarkable, more or less a ‘dinghy’, and they made no fuss about it. But for many inshore fishermen it is a pretty useful craft, due to...

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Big Boat Review – Senator 13.5m Offshore Custom

The boat review this month is a departure from the usual ‘Trailerboat Trial’, but the 13.5m launch Ai Toa Lua, built by Senator Boats, is also a departure from the norm. Wayne McKinley’s Napier-based Senator Boats is a well-established builder known for its range of aluminium...

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Trailer Boat Trails – Senator 760

Napier manufacturer Senator Boats was set up 13 years ago, with owner Wayne McKinley having a boat-building history going back nearly 20 years. Senator’s new Typhoon range comprises conventional mono-hulls that complement their popular pontoon boats and larger offshore cruisers. The Typhoons start at 5.5m and...