About The show
After a stella debut season, New Zealand’s most exciting fishing and lifestyle show, ADOS Addicted to Fishing gears up for season two, the first of 13 episodes airing March 28th Prime Television.
Hosted by Nicky Sinden, ADOS Addicted to Fishing offers viewers more than just the usual fishing scenes; but showcases amazing cinematography on and off the water providing a back drop for Sinden and the myriad adventures that she will take our kiwi viewers on.
New Zealand’s only female fishing show host, Sinden focuses on coastal and inland locations throughout New Zealand, teaming up with the local identities or ‘legends’ of the area, who over the years have honed their knowledge about the fishing in their locality.
Sinden isn't your stereotypical fishing show host, in a market where there are numerous show’s on offer, it’s not only herself that stands out on screen but it is what she captures that separates her from the rest.
Sinden does all of her own work on the show, from finding corporate sponsors, to producing the show’s content, right down to backing the boat down the ramp and of course catching the fish.
“Fishing is a fantastic recreational sport, but I not only want to showcase that, but I also want to showcase female fisher’s as well. It’s a segment that is largely marketed at males, but there are so many girls who get out there and do it too,” says Sinden.
Fishing is something introduced to her at a very young age. She was brought up on and around the sea, spending her summers on a family-owned island in Bay of Plenty where she swam and boated but her favourite memories are of days spent fishing with her dad and uncle.
"That’s when I fell in love with fishing."
With one succesful season of ADOS Addicted to Fishing already under her belt, Sinden says viewers will see a lot in season two and says the show will continue to appeal to a wider demographic than the traditional fisher blokes.
“The show is intended not to just grab the attention of New Zealand’s predominantly male fisher folk, but to also resonate with the growing number of female anglers and children that seek a TV show that showcases a female presenter week after week learning the secrets to catch fish or best to find them,” says Sinden.
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Season two’s premier episode see’s Sinden visitng the stunning Rangiputa, on Northland’s Karikari Peninsula, fishing with 16 year old local Carl Goodwin, who targets sharks off the beach. It seems that fear has no age as Carl swims the bait out into the shark infested water.
Later episodes will also see Sinden land her very first big game catch – a 96.5kg Striped Marlin, a species she has been trying to land for as long as she can remember.
“To be honest I’m quite relieved I’ve finally landed one! Whenever I’ve tried to catch a Marlin in the past, we’ve always found the bird life, the bait fish, the current and water temperature has been perfect, we’ve hooked them but never landed one.”
“It all happened very suddenly, we only had the lure in the water for 10 minutes before we got the strike. From there it was a 45-minute battle to get the fish in the boat.”
“I was smiling ear to ear!”
With a great family of series partners, Sinden is able to provide the viewer with some amazing insight into the latest fishing methods, technology and also how to care for the variety of fishing based products most kiwis have access to.
“Season two will not only see us undertaking some exciting adventures, but we also want to educate the viewers on the basics of fishing, how to get out there and ultimately catch fish.”
Sinden has been rejoined by series one partner and New Zealand’s leading trailerboat manufacturer, Extreme Boats, who have kitted her out with one of their new 750 Game kings, and Ford New Zealand have jumped onboard with a new Ranger utility to do all the towing as she travels the country in search of the ultimate fishing adventures.
What: ADOS Addicted to Fishing
When: Starts Saturday March 28, 5.00pm
Where: Prime TV