Fresh fish… the one served the day it was caught.
The best fish… the one you caught yourself.
The better fish… the one you battled, eye to eye at great depths;
the one you dared enter his territory to hunt.
By TJ Blundell, Two Fins apparel and Zephyr host.
1. Feeding the whānau.
Let’s be honest, it doesn’t matter whether you’re a man or woman, there is an overwhelming sense of pride and accomplishment when you put a self caught, home prepared meal on the table to feed the appreciative family! There is no meal you serve with more pride than one of seafood you spent hours in the water gathering, one you poured your heart, soul and energy into searching for.
Some dives are easy and the rewards come quick. Other days, you will see plenty of fish but have trouble getting in range and spend hours patiently waiting for the opportune moment or the right angle. Some days there are ledges full of crayfish and päua, but finding any of size seems impossible. These days, or more importantly these dinners, are the ones that are truly special.