Paul's Fishing Kites Kontiki Products
PFK Fishing Winch Paul's Fishing Kites winch. A heavy duty electric fishing reel
PFK100kg Kontiki Lines Paul's Fishing Kites 100kg kontiki rigs are ready to fish units without the raft, kite, wind powered or electric kontiki.
PFK 65kg Kontiki Lines Paul's Fishing Kites 65kg kontiki rigs are ready to fish units without the raft, kite or kontiki. Not suitable for electric kontikis.
PFK Accessories Paul's Fishing Kites trace racks, traces, reels and much more. Everything you need to build or repair a kontiki fishing rig
Useful Kontiki Fishing Articles and Resources
Kontiki_Fishing Reports in Newsletters List of links to kontiki fishing reports we have received from around New Zealand over the years.
Kites, Rafts or Electric Kontikis, which is best? This article discusses the risks and benefits of several kite and kontiki fishing systems in different areas, and in different conditions. It suggests
sensible ways of reducing the risks of losing expensive fishing equipment whichever method you are using.
Fishing Gear Drift, Avoiding Tangles A comparision about how different fishing conditions affect the various kite and kontiki rigs. Sound advice on avoiding frustrating and sometimes costly tangles
with other users.
Kontiki history in New Zealand
In New Zealand kontiki fishing has always been a popular way to deploy fishing lines well offshore and catch fish for the table, it's also a lot of fun!
Originally the fishing kontiki in was either a small sail powered boat - about one to two metres long - or car inner tubes fitted with sails.
A peice of hard soluble confectionery fitted on a cord would keep the sail hoisted. This would slowly dissolve and drop the kontiki sail and sometimes release a weight to anchor the fishing line once the wind powered kontiki was well offshore.
Large inflated plastic tubes with a with a bridle fitted to hold them across the wind have also been a popular kontiki method at times. The older wind powered kontiki is seldom seen on the popular beaches these days. Over the last 18 years Paul's Fishing
Kites have become the most popular wind powered fishing method because a kite is a lot more efficient than a wind powered kontiki for deploying fishing tackle offshore. This is because a kite flies above ground turbulence and the higer you fly a kite -
the stronger the wind.