Spectra Feedback from Dave Crean
I love using the spectra line with my flexiwing. It has no stretch and stays out of the water a lot further than the old nylon did. It also makes retrieval a lot easier.
Muriwai Beach from Steve Naylor
We fished two 25 hook sets of our kite longline rig from the very top end of Muriwai in a light southwest wind on the 26/2/05. Both sets were baited with mullet and set straight out against the incoming tide. We caught a total of 13 snapper and a shark.
Te Arai Point Kayak Fishing from Paul Morris
After a recent harrowing experience where a 20 foot white pointer shark attacked my kayak while longline fishing at Taupo Bay around Christmas, I got up the guts to go out kayak longlining again.
Last Saturday I kayak fished with Peter Vesaloto off Te Ari point. We had about a meter rolling swell and it was calm, it felt quite good once I was out there.
Peter got seven good sized snapper up to 6lb and I got 12 good ones up to 9lb. AWESOME day, sorry we didn't take photos but I am doing it again tomorrow.
On Sunday we were back out again, this time on the incoming tide. Bottom longlining with Peter Vesaloto off Te Ari point I laid five sets in a rather extreme chop on top of the swell - a wind strength of about 20 knots onshore.
Peter got two pan sized snapper and I got 12 snapper around 30 cm long. Cheers Paul Morris
Fishing Reports and Fish Photos
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