The Bottom Longline is the perfect choice for any of the clear sandy east coast beaches of the North Island of New Zealand.
From North Cape to the Bay of Plenty, there are few shark problems, low rips and massive areas of productive clear sandy beaches.
The west coast on the other hand is a high energy coast which often has strong rips and is frequented by sharks at different times of the year.
Newcomers to kitefishing are advised by Paul's Fishing Kites to begin with one of the Dropper Rig systems if most of their fishing will be from west coast beaches.
This is because with the longline system, if the mainline snags or is bitten by a shark, it could break and the kite would be lost.