b'EditorialJanuary/February 2022 / Issue 37FISHING IN GODZONE JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2022 ISSUE #37COVER PHOTO Snapper underwater by Dan WesterkampRising dawn on the west coast and what will the fishing and life in Godzone bring in 2022? EDITOR AT LARGE Mathew HewetsonWRITERS H ello Godzone readers, gear, with the industry currently reportingScott Cushman, Evana Corric, Dan well after another disruptedrecord sales.Having thousands more KiwisWesterkamp, Kristen Zaloumis, year where we havedoing their thing on water means a biggerMary Jabone, Blair Whitingexperienced lockdowns,impact on our environment.Remember toDESIGNrestrictions, and increasedthink about your footprint that you leaveBlockstart www.blockstart.co.nzstress of the unknown to ourout there, take all your rubbish home andPRINTING lives here in Godzone, we can thank Tangaroalimit your catch, not catch your limit.TryOvato Printthe fishing has continued to be world class,using lures which are better at hookingDISTRIBUTIONwith plenty of fish being caught around thefish in the mouth to enable them to beOvato NZcountry and getting out on the water is thesafely released.best place to be. Remember though, that the ocean is aPUBLISHERMarlin Marketing Limited The Government has tried its best tobeautiful but dangerous mistress. It will takeMathew Hewetson protect all and it really has grown tiresomeyour soul in a blink of an eye.Ive had myP: 022 355 0588from the constant rule changes for people. frights with the sea over the years, fromE: mathew@marlinmarketing.co.nzIm hoping with 90% vaccinations and travelrunning out of air 50ft down while getting opening for increased business, that we cancrays, a marlin gaff going through my leg get on with life again. miles off the coast and a boat rolling on top What I have experienced during this timeof me in the surf when beach launching on Fishing In Godzone is subject to copyright in its of upheaval and come to realise even more,the rugged west coast.Safety is always atentirety.The contents may not be reproduced in any form, in whole or in part, without the written is that I really need to be able to get to thethe of my top list before I head out, tellingpermission of the publishers. All copy, photos or other material forwarded to the magazine ocean to recharge, cast a line and battle asomeone my plans, taking a PLB (personalwill be assumed intended for publication unless clearly labelled not for publication.Opinions fish.It is my home away from home, a placelocator beacon), an inflatable lifejacket toexpressed from such content are not necessarily that enables me to be in the moment and bewear and of course double checking thethose of the publisher.in nature.Godzone is our special place andweather forecast. ISSN 23821655summertime is when thousands of Kiwis areKeep safe around the water in 2022 and befishingingodzone.co.nzdrawn to it and enjoy it as a way of life. happy fishing. /fishingingodzonePacking up the ute with outdoor gear, tackle, bins, food and hitting the road toMathew Hewetsonexplore the back roads is high on my agenda.Summer brings all the species around theEDITOR AT LARGE coastline for us to target and it astounds me how much is spent on new boats and fishing Check out the new digital platform - Scan to visit!6FISHING IN GODZONE JAN/FEB 2022'