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2019 Lower Waikato River Trout Contest

The full contest this year is the 10th since we started in 2009, and we’re looking forward to it! A fantastic array of over $5,500 prizes are sorted, and Bob Gamble from Taupiri Tavern has offered a $500 draw prize for adult’s entry competitors. As long as you’re entered you’re in, but you must be at the prize-giving to collect…

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I have fished alongside John for over 40 years. Reflecting on these times and chatting to his fishing sidekick, Noel Osborne, we both agreed John was a very special person.  His unrivalled passion for fishing led him to motivate and lead others, through his energy and drive and his natural leadership talent ensuring his innovative ideas were actioned.  This is…

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John Giacon, who will be known to older Club members, passed away on 3 July aged 84. John’s life revolved around fly fishing in all its aspects. He was a foundation member of Auckland Freshwater Anglers’ Club and subsequently represented the club on the NZ Alliance of Freshwater Anglers, eventually becoming the secretary and later president of that organisation, which…

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Day trip to the Waipa River

The next club trip will be a day trip to the Waipa River in the Waikato. Those who were planning to go on this trip last year will remember that the bad weather caused us to cancel at the last minute which was rather bad luck for John and Christine Lauer who had already made their way down there. It’s…

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