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How to troll live baits: Yamaha School of Fish Hauraki Gulf

January 24, 2020
How to troll live baits: Yamaha School of Fish Hauraki Gulf

Trolling live baits is a great way to target kingfish. The same techniques applied here can be used anywhere, so check out Yamaha School of Fish with our mates at Family Boats and Yamaha Marine NZ.

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