North westerlies are even stronger here than Castlepoint, but this is the ideal wind. Its strength can be very hazardous as there is not much shelter here.
I invested in a dome tent, which stands quite well when nestled in some stumpy wind- blown manuka. I have been determined to conquer this pristine wilderness, as the fish caught here are gigantic.
There is never any problem setting the kite in the right conditions. Swell must he one metre or less. White Rock could be the closest point in New- Zealand to the Continental Shelf I have taken some whopping big blue cod and gurnard on conger eel baits.
Like I said, more time is needed here. An extra 500 metres of longline, and I am sure I will hit those grouper.
There seems, at times, to be an abundance of red cod. Other catches include: kahawai, conger, skates, dogfish and with a bit of luck, snapper.