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.!i i! PAGE TWO NEW ZEALAND GAME FISH (Continued from Page 1, Column 3) iety, and to thirty-eight pounds for the rainbow. In ~tddition to trout fish- ing, magnificient deer stalking, with deer of various kinds can be obtained on the South Island. Good salmon fishing is also obtainable. "As regards the means of getting to these various sporting centers. Auk- land. the capital of North Island. is easily accessable by steamer from the United States and Canada. Russell. the capital of the Bay of Islands dis- a menaber and have his catches certi- fied by a club entrance fee of five shillings. "Those intending to go to New Zea- land for deep sea fishing should either take a swivel fishing chair with them or rod sockets and drawings of a chair ~o be made there, as very few of the fishing launches last year had chairs, and those that had had only wooden house chairs, without remov- able backs or rod sockets. Mayor Island Fishing Locality "Mayor Island is situated i~ the beautiful Bay of Plenty, so named by Anchorage and Camping Place, Deepwater Cove, Bay of Islands New Zealand trict, the best fishing center in the north, can be reached by train from Aukland and a short public ferry run of half an hour, between the terminus of the railway and Russell. Most of the fishing at present is' done in this locality at Cape Bret and the fisher- man's camping ground is at Deepwater Cove, on the shore frontage of a sheep station owned by Mr. P. Cross. The boats anchor for the night in . the cove, The swordfish localities is about five miles from Deepwater Cove. "The sea is alive with all kinds of small fish, and bait can be obtained at any time and in any quantities de- sired. The Bay of Islands is a most beautiful locality and is studded with a hundred picturesque islands. "The fishing boats are somewhat similar to the small power boats used by the fishermen at Catalina. The ,captains of the boats are experienced fishermen, and good gaffers can be obtained. There is a fishing club at the Bay of Islands, and Mr. Cross at Deepwater Cove certifies the weight of the catch. Any angler can beeome Captain Cook. The island is about thirty miles from the town of Tau- ranga. This town is reached b~ stea- mer from Aukland in ten hours, and ~hakatani township by train from Tauranga in three hours. "I have never fished the Mayor Is- land waters, but it is stated that mar- lin swordfish are much more numer- ous than at the Bay of Islands. In fact it is reported that the waters around the island are practically alive with them during February--at the height of the season. "Fishing boats are not so plentiful at Mayor Island as they are at the Bay of Islands, but arrangements can be made to have boats sent down from Russell. "I understand that the New Zea- land Government are sending to the Broadbill Swordfish Caught at Wan- garei, Bay of Islands, New Zealand. Weight 605 pounds. Caught by com- mercial fishermen, April 22, H123. Broadbill Swordfish caught at Catalina Island, Mr. Harry W. Adams, Ex- President of the Tuna Club has brot to~ gaff eleven of these specimens with rod and line. - THE CATALINA Catalina Tuna Club, and to the other sporting clubs of the world, folders with illustrations describing the var- ious forms of sport to be obtained in New Zealand. "If I might compare Catalina as a fishing center with New Zealand, I should certainly call Catalina the Mecca of fishing, and New Zealand its heir apparent. As a holiday and fish- ing resort I consider Catalina a real fairyland." We asked Mr. Alma Baker what the letters "C. B. E." represented, and he informed us that it was a royal honor conferred upon him b~ GOVERNOR TO (Continuedffrt)m Page 1, festivities, will-:take place in cent avenue Pavilion. On Sunday morning at appear the "Forty and ant and parade. At 9:30 a. Pavilion, will take place a promenade and the new of Voiture "Forty Seven" Sunday forenoon a ball scheduled between the and the El Segundo American teams. Mr. C. Alma Baker with Marlin Swordfish Weighing 255 Caught April 10, 1923 at Bay of Islands, New Zealand. The Shark weighed 180 pounds. (Note dorsal fin of N. Z. Marlin). His Majesty King George, for air craft war work. It stands for "Com- mander of the British Empire." A greater part of Mr. C. Alma Ba- ker's life has been spent in the Fed- erated Malay States which is in the southern portion of the Malay Penin- sular, and he is very much interested in the production of rubber and tin. "The fishing around the Federated Malay States, so far as the large sur- face fish are concerned, is not very good," said Mr. Ahna Baker. "Two years ago on board my yacht Newhi, which I purchased from the late Ma- jor C. W. C. Deering of Honolulu, I took a fishing cruise of 3000 miles from Penang up the coast of Siam, and through the Mergui Archipelego, off the coast of Burmah. but fotmd the water too shallow for big fish. Thirty fathoms was the greatest depth. I am of the opinion that the big ocean fish only frequent, in large numbers, the coastal waters in countries that have marked climatic changes, and that they only come in during the warm season. Where the water over large areas is tropical all the year round, the large fish are to widely distributed for sporting purposes. DO YOU PRIZE THAT MAGAZINE OR BOOK? They will last much longer if they are bound in a neat cover; and that Radio Journal, or record, can be pre- served for future reference. How about that old prayer book or Bible? Does it need a new cover? Let the Islander do it for you. THE OLDEST wOOD A log of actual--not something like 1,000,000 years been found in California, C. L. Hill, assistant district the San Francisco office of the States forest service, who sample of wood to the forest ~boratory. The tmdecayed ' 3500 years ago found in T~ ment's tomb is but a product terday, comparatively. "This piece of wood," says "was taken from 500 feet in a tunnel in Long canyon, 13 N., range 12 S., Mou: meridian, California, 1920. The log was buried in els of a tertiary stream bed feet under the lava cap of flow which terminated the period. It is, therefore, at million years old and it is n~ icified nor disintegrated, e: the lighter spring wood nual rings." Write to the Catalina Light Club, P. O. Box 14, Avalon, for information about sea Magazines, newspapers, candiO' at WINDLE'S NEWS STAND' Catalina will give you the rest your life. Come to Catalina. The St. Louis Sporting NeWS sale at Windle's News Stand. WORTH SELLING IS TELLING~ADVERTISE ! You Will Avalo0 Visit "The Store Beautiful" TEA ROOM--CATERING SERVICE Grocery Delicatessen and Lunch Counter Bakery e 419 CRESCENT AVENUE Milk Depot Fruit Ve Departmenl Meat TELEPHONE -I I[1111i al i Ilfiilll l IIHII I lit I ~ i,. , :2