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    What Makes A Top Fishing Boat?

    Often I get asked which boat is the best for fishing or what would I buy? Click to view full article...

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    Hitting The Aldermen Islands

    Fishing In Godzone headed to Whitianga in early 2017 to board Epic Adventure’s big Senator to target kingfish out around the Aldermen Islands and their surrounding pins. Click to view full article...

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    Fraternal Twins

    With game fishing in mind, but also live-baiting for kingfish, at Dan’s request Senator fitted tuna tubes across the transom, neatly plumbed with an easy-to-reach on-off valve. Click to view full article...

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    Godzone Fishes With Epic Adventures

    Epic Adventures have a very good name here in Godzone for providing quality fishing experiences, so we recently headed out with them and the trip lived up to their reputation. Click to view full article...

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    Senator RH800 Jet Review

    From the outside this Senator RH800 looks like any other big aluminum pontoon hardtop. But far from it, this big beast boasts two Mercury Optimax Sport Jets. Yes, two! We sent Freddy Foote to the Hawkes Bay to investigate. Click to view full article...

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    RH780 Pontoon HT Review

    The Senator RH780 should top the list for anyone after a serious and safe fishing machine. The solid hull will take on the biggest seas while twin engines provide peace of mind. Click to view full article...

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    Searching for Yellowtail Gold

    There aren’t too many things in this world that will get me up at 3.30AM. One of them is to watch the ABs play a test in the Northern Hemisphere, and the other is to go fishing. It is the latter that has me up......

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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......

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    Senator Builds Boats with the Sun

    Hawke’s Bay boat building firm Senator Boats is using the sun to help build its wide range of popular alloy boats at its Napier factory. Instead of facing a $1500 monthly electricity bill, Senator Boats managing director Wayne McKinley decided to generate his own power,......

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    Senator for satisfaction – RH770

    Senator for satisfaction There aren’t too many big burly blokes who can say they’ve successfully landed a 100kg plus Bluefin Tuna. And there are even fewer ladies who would entertain the idea of attempting such a feat. However, Leanne Dixon has not only landed a......

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    A truly Epic Adventure – RH690

    Located in the stunning surrounds of Mercury Bay, Epic Adventures calls both Tairua and Whitianga home. But this is no coincidence – along with laidback locals and stunning coastal scenery, both these both locations also hold large numbers of XOS kingfish – if you know......

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    Tricked up Pontoon – RH780

    Well-known Napier boat manufacturer Senator Boats launched the RH 780 back at the 2006 Auckland Boat Show. The then-new model was well received and won the ‘Alloy Boat of the Show’ award that year. This hull was originally a scaled-up (not just stretched) version of......