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  1. It's quite a big thing here, mainly due to Japanese/Asian influence I think. It's almost standard practice for certain species of sea fish. This is a good way to do it.
  2. Haha! It improves the taste of the fish significantly.
  3. You're supposed to kill them, not torture them for information 🤣 As a kid with no money, I used a screwdriver (handle at the whacking end) before getting a proper priest. These days, I bleed trout out by cutting the gills. I'm sure that would upset British sensibilities.
  4. It's not hard, although I appreciate it's good to get some tuition. If you can't find anything suitable, there are some excellent videos on YouTube.
  5. That's interesting 243deer, was that in the UK? Goats are high on the eradication list (sadly in my opinion), but then so are deer and pigs (it won't be long before trout are too). Crazy green policies.
  6. Bang on. This environment will kill you. It's no joke. I carry three forms of GPS plus a PLB and enough gear to help me survive a night or two lost in the bush. I've had more close scrapes in my short time in NZ than a lifetime in the UK!
  7. All valid comments. Things are changing very fast. Born and bred Kiwis from rural backgrounds cannot believe what is happening to their country. Gun laws, green movement, political correctness etc. Life is still good, but watch this space!
  8. Have to agree, Indian and middle eastern flavours do seem to work well with goat. As for having life sussed, I'll get back to you on that one! Still have to get out of bed and go to work most days, still have to do the shopping, do my bit bringing up our boy etc. It's not all adventure, but I'm working on it!
  9. If a young animal, you would think it was lamb, although much less fat. Older animals have a distinctive goat smell/taste. The one in the photo is at the upper size limit for what I would normally take, but beggars can't be choosers!
  10. Bush hunting, or as some might describe it, jungle hunting has been a learning curve for me. Navigating the dense bush and steep inclines is difficult enough even without considering the hunting part. It's hard to walk around quietly and you often don't see an animal until you're very close and then it bolts. Fortunately, we have wild goats which aren't the hardest animal to hunt, but given the environment are a challenge for me at least. I have been visiting an area which I have got to know quite well and have been using GPS to plot a trail through the "easier" parts of the forest. Rec
  11. Saw an ad in my local paper for one of these today. Nice. Having owned an MK70 previously, I wouldn't hesitate to buy one if I needed a new shotgun. https://mirokushotguns.com.au/model/mk70-game-camo-max5/
  12. Very good. I snoozed through a bit of it, not because it was bad, but because it was so relaxing. Despite chasing marlin, tuna and other sea monsters, I enjoy reminiscing about coarse fishing.
  13. Can't say exactly when it started, but I spent a lot of my childhood in southern Europe and there were a few encounters with snakes where my parents totally over-reacted. What ehb102 says about a learned aversion makes a lot of sense.
  14. Sensible, but it won't help as I want to steer clear of all of them! Even grass snakes freaked me out in the UK 🤣
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