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A Visit From NZ Rugby's All-Stars

December 13 2019

In the Bay of Islands to shoot with ITM Fishing, eight of our current rugby stars spent a spectacular long weekend at The Landing.

It was a non-stop adventure ride in late November when seven of our country’s biggest rugby stars headed to The Landing to take on an ITM Fishing Show challenge.

Kieran Read, Sam Whitelock, Scott Barrett, Joe Moody, Ryan Crotty, Sam Cane and Dane Coles, along with their strength and conditioning coach Nick Gill, spent four days and three nights experiencing the best The Landing has to offer, including wine-tastings, a history tour of the 1000-acre property, mountain-biking, hiking and basketball, and lavish meals prepared by The Landing chefs.

The boys were in town to take on a North vs South fishing challenge issued by Matt Watson, host of the ITM Fishing Show / Ultimate Fishing Show. While half the crew headed out into the Bay of Islands on Matt’s “Humble Tinny”, the other half took on their challenge aboard 89-foot luxury sport-fishing vessel Ata Rangi.

We can’t give too many details away about the competition, other than to say that as you can see from the clip above, there were some fantastic fish landed, and a superb time was had by all. The boys headed home after their stay tired, but raving about their experience.

Look out for the full show to air mid-next year on ITM Fishing (the New Zealand broadcast edition of the show) and Ultimate Fishing (the international and online edition).