| Winner Best Podcast – NZ Radio Awards 2019 |
| Winner Gold Medal – New York Festivals Radio Awards 2019 |
| Winner Best Investigative Radio/Audio Series – The AIBs 2019 |
Gail Maney was sent to prison on her son’s birthday. The police said she’d put a hit on a man who stole drugs from her. She went to jail for 15 years.
She’s consistently denied having anything to do with the disappearance of Deane Fuller-Sandys. In fact, she says, she never even met him. She isn't sure he was murdered at all. She thinks he’d just … gone fishing.
In this eight-part series, Amy Maas and Adam Dudding investigate the case against Maney. They unravel the conflicting and shifting accounts of key witnesses. They expose major flaws in the police timeline. And they raise disturbing questions about police conduct in the case.
Gone Fishing - One Year On
2019 update: More stories emerge, another witness recants and Gail Maney finds new allies in her fight to prove she's innocent.
Part eight: Gone fishing
A key witness comes forward with new information that could vindicate Gail Maney, and the lead detective reflects on where his investigation might have gone wrong.
Part seven: The trials of Gail Maney
As Gail Maney and three others go on trial for murder, flaws in the prosecution case come to light.
Part six: The man with the black eyes
The media called him a "stone cold killer", but the truth about Stephen Stone is a bit more complicated than that.
Part five: Liar, liar
Two historic murder investigations merge into one. But how can police figure out what actually happened, when their key witnesses keep changing their stories?
Part four: The forest
A terrified witness contacts police. Revelations about a young woman's murder force detectives to reconsider everything they thought they knew about the Deane Fuller-Sandys case.