Friday December 11, 2020
Sharing news from some of our twenty-plus sites around New Zealand and Australia.
TE ANAU : A second new
Mercedes truck arrived recently in its Wild legend livery. Neil Sutherland finishes up the daily drive from Rolleston, Christchurch with a wash down of the brand
ambassadors of the road.
FLC founding fisherman and director, John Steffens (aka Hector the Director) often calls into head office for the morning quiz season over coffee with staff. Arriving on his new e-bike, he's doing his bit to lower the company's carbon footprint! (Te Anau desk David Prendergast.)\
MAHIA : This year has brought out the resourcefulness in many of us. Grant Hornblow, Mahia Depot Manager, handcrafted wooden holders for Covid-19 notices and hand sanitiser. (Roving reporter Richard Hendry.)
AUCKLAND : During the Auckland Christmas party fishing trip, a mighty Asian paddle crab was hauled on board. Hmm, doesn't quite stand up to the Australian Giant Crabs being landed to SALCO, Grant. (Roving reporter Richard Hendry.)
MELBOURNE : Kiwis might not be familiar with the Australian Giant Crab. Also known as Australian King Crab, it's a limited fishery and highly valued in Asian markets. The animals commonly grow to 5 kg apiece, though smaller grades are preferred. This season we have a boat landing the monsters to SALCO. (Photographer John Havos. Why isn't he holding one up like Grant is?)