|Sunday was a terrific day and brought much more activity to the beach.
A few fisherman headed off to the river mouth, this is 8km up the beach and with the tide perfect they had a good trip up the beach to surf cast at the river mouth. It's always good surfcasting there and they caught some good fish. It is also good for
floundering at the river mouth and there have been some very good sized flounder caught there recently.
Later in the day a few kitefishers and a kontiki fisher set their gear out in front of our place. One of the Kitefishers set his Kite Longline out from the changing shed, this is a definite NO! NO! as there is three rocks just out past the breakers,
one of these is known locally as Mussel Rock and it has snagged many long lines over the years.
The locals know these rocks well as, with the right tide and sea conditions, they collect mussels off the rocks and find the broken tackle. It is always good fishing around this area, experienced dropper rig fishers using ledger rigs would do very well
On Sunday the fisherman got lucky and didn't snag his longline. He only set his rig out once and wound up catching a good sized gurnard on nearly every hook. The whole exercise took him less than an hour before he packed up and went home with a near
limit bag of big gurnard.
If you want to check out kitefishing, we are having a public viewing Paul's Fishing Kites Video at the Beach Tackle Shop 6pm Wednesday 29 May. We have a comprehensive range of Paul's Fishing Kites and long line gear and accessories in stock so you can
check out the available range.
Gold coin donation to the Porangahau School. Light Snack and Drink provided. Give me a ring if you need more info Ph 06 8555112
And don't forget, if you are in the area you are welcome to call in and have a chat or record your catch and have a photo taken which I will add to this newsletter report.
Maureen & John Pothan, Porangahau Beach Motel