FISHING

12/04/2023

The Fishing Section of Club Waimea was informed and entertained by Daryl “Crimpy” Crimp of The Fishing Paper & Hunting News at their April meeting.  Daryl was accompanied by his Wife/Administration and Sale executive, Annette Bormolini who takes a leading role in the appearance of the publication.

Crimpy explained how they came to be owners of a successful outdoor publication with wide distribution in New Zealand and abroad, in the face of strong competition, rising costs and the advent of the Digital Print Media.

He was raised on a farm in Tadmor with a river bisecting it.  Here he had an early introduction to hunting and Fishing.  Later he became a schoolteacher then, with no formal training, became a freelance author and cartoonist.  During the 1990’s freelance work started to dry up and he started looking for other opportunities.

He met Annette when he was 40 and they married shortly afterwards.

Together they realized that paid-for news papers and magazines were losing readership, but free papers were booming.  They took the plunge with The Fishing News & Hunting Paper producing the first issue in September 2005 with a goal to last 6 months.  By paying attention to what is important to readers and advertisers and balancing the layout to keep it readable, they built their circulation to a maximum of 50,000 copies and are still going strong both in print and online.

Although there are regular contributors and articles from Government agencies, from one issue to the next they have no idea of what will be submitted.  The mantra of the paper is “Inform / Encourage / Entertain” and a wide range of articles is accepted to achieve these goals.

The paper has supported and advocated on behalf of amateur fishers including an investment of time and money in the issue of fishery management in the Marlborough Sounds and Tasman Bay.

In the April issue, the paper sponsored an advert for Nelson Tasman Hospice to encourage readers to consider how they can put their outdoors experience and stories to good use as Hospice family support volunteers.  Never the shrinking violet, Crimpy has done just that.

12/04/2023

The Fishing Section of Club Waimea was informed and entertained by Daryl “Crimpy” Crimp of The Fishing Paper & Hunting News at their April meeting.  Daryl was accompanied by his Wife/Administration and Sale executive, Annette Bormolini who takes a leading role in the appearance of the publication.

Crimpy explained how they came to be owners of a successful outdoor publication with wide distribution in New Zealand and abroad, in the face of strong competition, rising costs and the advent of the Digital Print Media.

He was raised on a farm in Tadmor with a river bisecting it.  Here he had an early introduction to hunting and Fishing.  Later he became a schoolteacher then, with no formal training, became a freelance author and cartoonist.  During the 1990’s freelance work started to dry up and he started looking for other opportunities.

He met Annette when he was 40 and they married shortly afterwards.

Together they realized that paid-for news papers and magazines were losing readership, but free papers were booming.  They took the plunge with The Fishing News & Hunting Paper producing the first issue in September 2005 with a goal to last 6 months.  By paying attention to what is important to readers and advertisers and balancing the layout to keep it readable, they built their circulation to a maximum of 50,000 copies and are still going strong both in print and online.

Although there are regular contributors and articles from Government agencies, from one issue to the next they have no idea of what will be submitted.  The mantra of the paper is “Inform / Encourage / Entertain” and a wide range of articles is accepted to achieve these goals.

The paper has supported and advocated on behalf of amateur fishers including an investment of time and money in the issue of fishery management in the Marlborough Sounds and Tasman Bay.

In the April issue, the paper sponsored an advert for Nelson Tasman Hospice to encourage readers to consider how they can put their outdoors experience and stories to good use as Hospice family support volunteers.  Never the shrinking violet, Crimpy has done just that.

John Calder with 14.5kg Trumpter

Contact: Robin Ashley 

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