32 episodes

Reel Tails with Sweens is a podcast by Dwayne Sweeney focusing on connecting with good people from the community and helping share their journeys and Tails.

Reel Tails with Sweens Dwayne Sweeney

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    • 4.8 • 21 Ratings

Reel Tails with Sweens is a podcast by Dwayne Sweeney focusing on connecting with good people from the community and helping share their journeys and Tails.

    Scott Malcon : Tails from Daiwa

    Scott Malcon : Tails from Daiwa

    This episode I catch up with Scott Malcon.
    Scott has been a big part of the resurgence of the fishing brand Daiwa here in New Zealand.
    During this podcast we get some great insight to the brand that is Daiwa New Zealand and how strong Scotty’s passion for fishing truly is.
    We cover a range of topics from starting out working for Fish City, the develop of products and how the team at Daiwa go about producing gear to suit our fishery here in New Zealand.
    We also discuss missions to Great Barrier Island and being caught out in bad weather, his earliest memories of fishing with Rick Pollock aboard Pursuit, the cultural shift the have made at Daiwa and so much more.

    • 1 hr 58 min
    Mike Knight : On Top Lures

    Mike Knight : On Top Lures

    This episode I catch up with Mike Knight.
    Mike is the man behind the brand that is OTL or otherwise known as On Top Lures. OTL is run out of his garage in Waipu, New Zealand by both he and his wife Rita. What originally started off as a hobby has quickly become a way of life.
    During this podcast we cover a range of topics and get great insight to the man behind the brand, from the birth of the business to where it is now and everything in between.
    Including a 20lb snapper on a stickbait, the uniqueness of a hand made product and how you never know which lure might just be “The One”.
    Also encounters with yellowfin tuna land based in New Zealand, selling lures into Norway and Saudi Arabia, being invited to compete in an International top water tournament in Dubai, his use of recycled timber and so much more.

    • 1 hr 54 min
    David Galbraith : Mindset

    David Galbraith : Mindset

    This episode I sit down over a coffee with David Galbraith.
    DG is well known for his work as a mental skills coach, having worked with the Chiefs, New Zealand Sevens and Japan rugby. His skills are also utilised by high performance sport New Zealand where he works with a number of Olympic athletes including New Zealand’s most successful Olympian of all time Lisa Carrington.
    During this podcast we get some great insight into dealing with elite athletes at the top of their game. DG shares some background into his journey to becoming one of New Zealand’s most renowned mental skills coaches.
    Including how his rural upbringing shaped his character, dealing with serious offenders in life or death situations and how speaking to a club rugby team on a cold winter’s night changed his life forever. We also discuss the impact he had on my professional rugby career and so much more.

    • 49 min
    Rick Pollock : The Pursuit

    Rick Pollock : The Pursuit

    This episode I sit down with Rick Pollock. Rick was a professional charter skipper here in New Zealand for over 40 years.
    His trips were iconic. Anglers travelled from all corners of the globe to fish our infamous New Zealand waters, aboard his vessel “Pursuit”. He provided anglers from here and abroad the opportunity to fish in places most only dream of, with the chance of catching the fish of a lifetime. In places such as White Island, Ranfurly Banks, The Three Kings and everywhere in between.
    During this podcast we get some great insight into the life of a skipper that consistently spent over 250 days a year at sea for over 40 years. Including topics such as, a 32 hour Blue Marlin battle, world record kingfish, his first experience fishing White Island and catching kingfish with dog chain.
    We also discuss how catching sharks off the Motu river turned into one of the most memorable Black Marlin captures of all time, the true character of people when faced with horrendous weather at sea, the high caliber of deckhands he had, being the first skipper to fish the Ranfurly Banks and so much more…

    • 4 hrs 19 min
    Andre Alipate : All or Nothing

    Andre Alipate : All or Nothing

    This episode I sit down and chat with Andre Alipate.
    Andre is well known for being one of the hosts and the voice of The Hunters Club, a television show based here in New Zealand. It’s not just on our screens where Andre’s credentials end either as he has represented Tonga at the World Crossfit Games in 2019, played rugby with and against some of the true greats of the game and been on some trips and adventures that outdoorsman only dream of.
    During this podcast we get a “Reel” look at what makes Dre tick and why he is so successful at anything he challenges himself with.
    We discuss topics such as, The vision of The Hunters Club, his most epic hunts, the birth of South Sea Spearo, his love of fishing, balancing being a father and his outdoor lifestyle, 60 crossfit workouts in two days, running 100km off road and so much more..

    • 2 hrs 45 min
    Matt Wallbank : Running for Hope

    Matt Wallbank : Running for Hope

    This episode I sit down and chat with Matt Wallbank. Matt is taking on the monumental task of running 654 km during the month of October 2021. This is 1km for every suicide in New Zealand last year. A number that is far to high. His motivation for doing so is to help raise funds and awareness for I am Hope. I am Hope connect the youth of New Zealand with mental health counsellors and practitioners, so they can get timely support, without the added stress of how to pay the bill. During this podcast we discuss a range of topics and get to know Matt himself and his motivating factors to take on such a challenge. We also discuss some of his personal struggles, the support network he has, the importance of gratitude, the gift of giving and so much more.

    • 1 hr 16 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
21 Ratings

21 Ratings

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