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Author: John Freer

A true fishing tale – The story of Will Fransen

BY JOHN FREER OF COROMANDEL’S CFM If the story of Will Fransen spending nearly 24 hours treading water off the Coromandel’s east coast after parting company with his boat is not enough, then add two more components. The first was the recovery of the 12-metre Betty G, off the East Cape coastline 200 kilometres away from where Will went overboard while tagging a marlin. Locals from the Waihau Sport Fishing Club cheered as the Betty G was dragged back into the sea and headed off, under tow, for inspection in Tauranga. The next part was back on the Coromandel Peninsula. Those...

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