Spring marks the beginning of another exciting saltwater fishing season for many enthusiastic kiwi anglers. Here's some special tips to get the most out of spring fishing and ensure a successful day on the water.
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Stay safe on the water this winter
Our friends at Tower have some top tips for winter boat trips! With stronger gales and higher seas, more than ever, it’s important that you’ve got safety in mind when you hit the water.
Top 5 Boating Claims and How to Avoid Them
In this article we spoke with Tower, our preferred insurance partner, to discuss the 5 common boating claims they have seen over the past couple of summers.
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Winterising your boat
A few simple steps to winterise your boat now, can save you a lot of aggravation and expense come summer.
Checking your battery
Avoid ruining a day on the water by making sure your battery is in good nick.
All about flares
If you're in an emergency and you need to attract attention, you need to know how to use flares safely and effectively.
All about lifejackets
While it’s true that any lifejacket is better than none when you head out on the water, it’s a good idea to select the best lifejacket for your activity.
Check your fuel before summer
If your boat has been laid up over winter, now’s a good time to check over it before you head back out.
Crossing a bar
Crossing a bar can be very dangerous. Check out our tips for getting across safely.
Do you have a callsign?
All VHF radio transmissions in New Zealand are legally required to be individually identifiable, and the best way to do this is with a callsign.
At Coastguard we’re all about people being responsible boaties, but we also want you to be responsible fishos out there.
Five handy knots to know
You're going to need to know some practical knots for boating.
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