Not too much to report due to the weather conditions, there
is a 3 to 4 m swell and very little wind to speak of. The sea
is flat with a 30 knot westerly, ideal for kite fishing, but
it's Wednesday and most people are at work.
Had one report phoned in this morning from Wayne
Moxham from Levin. Wayne said he came across from Levin to try
out our beach, as he has been reading Paul's weekly newsletter
on the net.
Wayne took his 4 wheel drive vehicle on to the
beach and set his kite off in front of the Country Club. He
had trouble getting his gear our on the first set due to a lack
of wind so he changed to the Power
Chute Kite. This worked well as he managed to put
out one set and caught a few kahawai. Unfortunately he had to
leave after one set to get home in time to milk the cows.
Wayne asked me if there is any short cut to Porangahau
from the west coast as it took him 2.25 hours to get here from
Levin. If anyone is coming from the west coast go through Dannevirke
to the Takapau works, turn right and go past the works. Drive
over the railway line, turn left, drive approx three kilometres
down this road until you come to a single lane bridge. Around
200m past the bridge is a fork in the road, turn right at the
forks and follow the road through to Porangahau Road. Turn right
there and carry on out to Porangahau and onto Porangahau Beach.
If you are in the area call in, have a chat and
check out our range of Paul's Fishing Kites Rigs, Kites and
Target Snapper Hooks.
I have had very good feedback from the article
about Porangahau in the September issue of the "NZ Fishing
Regards John Pothan
Porangahau Beach Marine
R D 3 Porangahau
Central Hawkes Bay
Phone 06 8555112 & 06 8555131 Fax 06 8555552