Reflection of the 2018 Duck Hunting Season

It is time to look back at my 2018 duck hunting season, it can be summed up with ups and downs, with my main focus on trying to get Ace as much work as I could and to re-enforce the off-season training. Even after 20 + years of actively...

The Countdown is on to season 2018

Only two weeks to go until the opening weekend of duck hunting, I think I am ready to go. Been trying to do more with Ace even got some water training done over in the Wairarapa. Hopefully, the weather plays its part and we get some wind. How are...

Fishing with Alex

So it has been a while since I have posted here, been quite busy looking after our little one but I will shortly be back to work after a few months off on Paternal Leave. I have been lucky to get out a couple of times with Alex to go...

Rod and Rifle Magazine

I am now a published author with a small article published in the latest issue of Rod and Rifle. Please go and check it out and let me know what you think....

Duck Hunting 2107 – The Season So Far

What a great season 2017 is turning into. It all started with a 7 man limit of mallards with 60 parries on the Saturday in North Canterbury. This was a first for us to limit out. We tried to hunt some geese but in their typical style thru changed...

The Countdown is On

With only a week to go till the religious holiday that is the opening of the Duck Hunting season I thought it would be a good time to put out my goals for this season. My main one is to give Ace the best possible chance of retrieving ducks in...

Tamiya Mini 4WD Part III – First Mods and Racing

Thanks to Lance Howard I was able to pick up some parts which he recommended as a starting point, they listed below and a picture of all the parts as well. He was very helpful and I think I have enough parts to get started without going overboard. Part Number...

Tamiya Mini 4WD Part II – Unboxing and Building the Rise-Emperor

This has finally arrived from Mighty Ape, only took 2 weeks. It arrived while I was away but after getting my chores done around the house and baby asleep I started to build it. I did take some photos of the process but my phone did not save them,...

Tamiya Mini 4WD Part I – An Overview

 Back in the 90’s I used to have a couple of these Tamiya Mini 4WD’s, I was never really got into the racing side but recently stumbled across the NZ Cup being held in the Hawke’s Bay. Seeing the racing of this and some of the ones from...

Welcome 2017

I am not one to set “resolutions” as such but do try to set some goals to work towards. The first thing is to help Jenna as much as possible with our baby girl Alex. This year will be the year when I will catch a fish on the fly...