Our Contributors

Blair Whiting

I am based in Hawkes Bay, NZ where I have been fishing since I was taught by my late granddad Lawrie and dad Nigel. Since then, I have moved from learning trout fishing to a multi-species kayak fishing specialist. In 2015 I established my social media profile and in those 9 years have grown to […]

Brian Bishop

My name is Brian Bishop of Enhanced Driving NZ, a driver training company that specialises in commercialvehicles, Heavy vehicle licences classes 2 3 4 and 5, licence endorsements for Forklift, Wheels,Tracks and Rollers, Vehicle Recovery and Dangerous Goods.As a small, owner/operator I do most of my courses on site, generally with smaller numbers in attendance.My […]

Carol Scott

Carol is the Chief Executive of Southern Inshore Fisheries Management Co Ltd, who are a regular contributor to the Fishing Paper. Southern Inshore is mandated to represent commercial fishing quota holders for over 100 fishstocks throughout the South Island. The company is a member of a number of government agency science and technical working groups […]

Gareth Faulkner

Hi, I am Gareth Faulkner. I have been out on duck hunts for 35 years and have been actively hunting for the last 25 years. I have hunted ducks from the swamps of the Waikato down to the grasslands of Southland and almost everywhere in between. I first went out duck hunting when I was […]

Ivan Wilson

My Wife Jilly and I have lived by choice on The West Coast for more than 40 years and I have beenwriting the column for some 16 of those. I base each piece on experiences and reflections from tripsout onto the waters of the West. Preference is given to floating stalks with a fly around […]

Malcolm Halstead

My name is Malcolm Halstead and I am the owner and operator of Top Catch Charters – Kaikoura. Abusiness I started in 2018.I have the best office ever and thoroughly enjoy taking both domestic and international visitors fishingin beautiful Kaikoura.I have been involved in hunting and fishing my entire life and my first excursions fishing […]

Marcus Peters

I was born and raised in New Zealand and I am totally connected to the outdoors. I have always had an interest in kitchens and doing justice to the wonderful bounty that I’ve gathered. The family holiday home in the Marlborough Sounds was ground zero for my earliest food experiences and had no shortage of […]

Randall Bess

Dr Randall Bess has published several articles on New Zealand’s fisheries, including the commercialfishing sector, the settlement of Treaty of Waitangi claims and conflicts between the commercial andnon-commercial fishing sectors. He also worked for the Ministry for Primary Industries and the formerMinistry of Fisheries for 13 years. Afterwards, he researched fisheries issues at the US-based […]

Wayne Gillard

Hi were are Tash and Wayne from Dronefish.co.nzWe are based in Christchurch, we specialise in Drone and Surf Casting, we offer demo’s, tuition, and doday trips for those who want to experience a different day out,We also are available to give presentations for Companies or clubs, we are happy to travel to you ,prices on […]

Something for everyone

The Fishing Paper & Hunting News has a wide interest audience spread across New Zealand.

Why contribute to our publication?

Our mission is to entertain and inform readers in the fishing, boating, and hunting communities about recent and upcoming events and other interesting stories.

Who better than you to tell the tale of your fishing or hunting adventures . Whether it’s the one that got away or a personal record – we would love to tell the world .

You don’t need to be a wordsmith and tell a story – we can craft the words if you give us the details.

At a minimum we need:

  • A great photo – don’t worry about the format – we can tidy that and can crop things out if you want. (no adding sorry). The better the quality you can please – we can send you an upload link if its too large to email.
  • Where you were
  • What was happening
  • Who you are and if anyone else is in the photo who they are and confirm they don’t mind the picture being in print.

Tell us your story

Tell us the story in your own words as this is what makes the story.

We will reply to you and we will let you know what issue it will be published in.

Get in touch

For all contribution inquiries, please contact our editor Nicola. You can contact her directly using the details below, or submit an initial inquiry using the form.

Nicola Morris


The Team

Meet the team behind our publication

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Nicola Morris

Editor & Sales

October 2023 saw a changing of the guard with the founders stepping back, selling the paper to kiwi ex-pat Nicola Morris.

Nicola’s experience of the NZ outdoors started very young living a dream childhood which involved tramping, hunting and road trips around the country to set up camp and sample the local fishing , hunting and general outdoors.

Years overseas in China and South America highlighted to Nicola the importance of the outdoors lifestyle – for recreation, for enjoyment, for food on the table and for general well being.

Back home now in Martinborough – living in a log cabin – Nicola enjoys cooking up fresh produce for friends , enjoying all that the Wairarapa has to offer and thinking up new ideas.

Lynda Balfour

Advertising & Sales - North Island

Lynda Balfour lives on a sheep and beef property with her husband, and 3 sons, in Pongaroa. She loves the great outdoors – fishing, mountain-biking and walking. She also enjoys playing squash, and a glass of wine.

Lynda’s background includes advertising sales in the Wairarapa, farming in New Zealand and Tasmania and a stint as a bank manager.

She can help you with all your advertising queries and with a background in hunting, fishing and farming is well placed to talk about how best to market your business or products.

Phil Claude

Advertising & Sales - South Island

Get in touch to discuss how advertising in the Fishing Paper & Hunting News will benefit your organisation.


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